Searching for Britain’s Most Talented Occupational Hygienist

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, has unveiled details of its latest search to find Britain’s most talented occupational hygienist in the early stages of his or her career and is urging interested candidates to enter the 2020 round of the competition, which closes on 31 August 2019.

The Early Career Occupational Hygienist Award was previously known as the Young Hygienist Award but has now been rebranded to include more mature candidates who may have changed their corporate direction or taken career breaks for example.  

The Early Career Occupational Hygienist Award is proudly sponsored by Casella, expert suppliers of monitoring and measurement equipment, and aims to recognise talent as well as stimulate on-going dynamic development in occupational hygiene. 

  • So who is eligible to enter? 

Applicants must have up to six years’ experience in an occupational hygiene related post and be a member of BOHS. 

  • What do applicants have to do? 

Applicants will need to submit an essay titled “A thought piece on the future of occupational hygiene and the effects of new technology on the profession”. Please send entries via e-mail to using the subject heading “Early Career Occupational Hygienist Award”. 

  • What’s the prize? 

The following fantastic prize is on offer: 

  • A full conference pass to the 2020 BOHS Annual Occupational Hygiene Conference. 
  • One place at the BOHS Gala Dinner at the 2020 BOHS Annual Occupational Hygiene Conference. 
  • £1,000 towards the cost of qualifications, training or continued professional development (CPD) in occupational hygiene, including attendance at another conference. 
  • One year’s free BOHS membership. 
  • What are the deadlines?

Entries are open from 1st June 2019 and can be submitted until midnight on 31st July 2019. The winner will be notified by 29th November 2019.  

  • Some final words of encouragement: 

Launching the competition, John Dobbie, BOHS President said, “This is a brilliant opportunity for occupational hygienists in the early stages of their careers to showcase their personal vision for the future of occupational hygiene, sharing their thought leadership on the effects of new technology on the profession, and, in the process, inspire others towards excellence in worker health protection. As in previous years of this competition, we greatly look forward to receiving a wide range of outstanding entries and encourage applicants to get in touch with us, making their applications before the deadline of 31 August 2019.”  

Jim Struthers of Casella added, “At Casella we understand the life-changing value of monitoring technology, with our innovative solutions having helped improve health in the workplace and community for over 200 years. We have the greatest respect for occupational hygienists in their role as guardians and protectors of worker health and are delighted to sponsor BOHS’s latest Early Career Occupational Hygienist Award.”