The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has formally announced the winner of the Thomas Bedford Memorial Prize for the most outstanding paper in the Annals of Work Exposures and Health. 

The prestigious award was presented to GCG’s Certified Occupational Hygienist, Peter Knott, in partnership with Dr Jérôme Lavoué, Lawrence Joseph, Hugh Davies, France Labrèche, Frédéric Clerc, Gautier Mater and Tracy Kirkham for their paper entitled “Expostats: A Bayesian Toolkit to Aid the Interpretation of Occupational Exposure Measurements”. Read the paper here

The paper details “how research can be translated into practice, enabling the professional practitioner community to apply state of the art scientific methods to advance workers health and safety” and is published in Volume 63, Issue 3, April 2019 (BOHS, 2021).

Dr Rachael Jones, Chief Editor of the Annals of Work Exposures and Health commented, “Dr Lavoué and his co-authors are well-deserving of this award. Not only is Expostats an important contribution to the field of occupational hygiene, but the paper effectively uses graphics and text to explain complex concepts in a way that is accessible to a diverse audience. In particular, the provided examples are practical and include concrete descriptions of the meaning of Expostats outputs. I encourage occupational hygienists to utilize Expostats in their professional practice and teaching.”

We are extremely proud of the outstanding work of Peter Knott in co-authoring this paper and his continued efforts in advancing the field of occupational hygiene. GCG is honoured to have such a well-regarded technical expert as part of our occupational hygiene team. 

The Thomas Bedford Memorial Prize was introduced in 1967 and is awarded every two years.


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