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New BOHS president announced

29 April 2015

The BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, announced today that Adrian Hirst, an individual who has devoted his career to the practice of occupational hygiene, is the new president of BOHS at the 10th International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA 2015) conference.

Commenting on his election, Adrian Hirst said: "After spending six years on the council throughout a period where the BOHS has transformed to ensure sustainable growth and an increased influence on society, I am delighted to now be taking on the role of President."

Adrian has a degree and a PhD in occupational hygiene and has spent the past 25 years in a variety of related consultancy roles serving clients in diverse industries including oil/gas, pharmaceutical, aerospace, defence, general manufacturing and food.

He is also currently a senior lecturer at the University of Manchester where he directs the MSc in Occupational Hygiene as well as contributing to the parallel course in Occupational Medicine.

Commenting on his plans for his presidency term which runs until April 2016 Adrian said: " As health has become a key focus within the health and safety community the BOHS needs to be ready to act upon this and ensure that worker health continues to be protected through the application of good occupational hygiene. I look forward to steering this initiative during an exciting year with the BOHS as we also pursue our Breathe Freely campaign to prevent occupational lung disease in the construction industry.”