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Annals of Work Exposures and Health



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Formerly known as the Annals of Occupational Hygiene, the Annals of Work Exposures and Health is one of the world's top peer-reviewed scientific research journals on hazards and risks to health resulting from work.

Published on behalf of BOHS, with Professor Noah Seixas as its Chief Editor, about 1000 research papers are downloaded worldwide from the Annals every working day.

Publications in the Annals have included a number of seminal papers which have informed and then shaped the most up-to-date approaches to the recognition, quantification and control of work-related health hazards and the risks they pose.

Groundbreaking research

Some of the most historically important papers have included:

  • In 2010, a series of key papers from US government agencies on diesel exhaust fume and its potential to cause cancer among exposed workers
  • In 2000, the paper which now underpins HSE asbestos standards and is widely applied worldwide
  • In 1998, a series of papers central to the early development of the control banding approach, which is now applied in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Essentials regime and other control banding approaches used worldwide
  • Influential papers from the 1970s to 1990s on inhalable dust and local exhaust ventilation, leading to improved measurement and risk control
  • Articles developing international methods of quantifying asbestos exposure in the 1970s and 1980s
  • A paper in 1960 on personal sampling which led to the modern approach to risk quantification for airborne substances in the workplace worldwide

As a BOHS member, you can benefit from being able to access the Annals online.

The breadth of coverage of the Annals is extensive, with a wide diversity of topics: 

  • the quantification of work exposures, including chemical, biological, physical, biomechanical, and psychosocial, and the elements of work organization giving rise to such exposures;
  • the relationship between these exposures and the acute and chronic health consequences for those exposed and their families and communities;
  • populations at special risk of work-related exposures including women, under-represented minorities, immigrants, and other vulnerable groups such as temporary, contingent and informal sector workers;
  • the effectiveness of interventions addressing exposure and risk including production technologies, work process engineering, and personal protective systems;
  • policies and management approaches to reduce risk and improve health and well-being among workers, their families or communities;
  • methodologies and mechanisms that underlie the quantification and/or control of exposure and risk.

Want to find out more? 

  • Visit: https://academic.oup.com/annweh
  • Use the excellent Advanced Search facility to look for papers of interest
  • Read top Editor’s Choice articles
  • View papers online weeks ahead of print publication with Advance Access
  • Register for the 'table of contents' free email alerts