HSE Annual Science Review 2021

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HSE has published this year’s review:
‘COVID-19: Collaboration in a time of crisis’

You can watch HSE’s seminar on the 2021 Annual Science Review: hear some of our scientists and engineers introduce the work they do to support HSE, wider government and industry in keeping people and work environments healthy and safe. This includes: work by our PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Technical Team in support of the COVID-19 pandemic response; work enabling the safe introduction of ‘Net Zero’ energy technologies which supports the UK target to achieve net zero emissions; and the evidence supporting an award winning HSE campaign that reduced the risk of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks.

Watch the HSE Annual Science Review seminar
Download the HSE Annual Science Review

Can’t view the video? View it on YouTube here

The 2021 Annual Science Review focuses on how our robust scientific evidence has been supporting the government’s response to the pandemic. We look at HSE’s contribution to the evolving global evidence base and the routes we have used to share that knowledge, including:

  • Work to support the rapid increase in supply of suitable PPE to the NHS front line
  • Biosafety training in relation to COVID-19, including for workers handling bulk quantities of live virus for vaccine research
  • Enabling additional hand sanitisers to reach the market quickly
  • Developing an understanding of transmission through computational fluid dynamics simulations.
  • Supporting and informing the Scientific Advice to Government in Emergencies (SAGE) response to COVID-19

The review also highlights the range of studies HSE scientists are working on to support healthy and safe work in Great Britain, including:

  • The safe introduction of hydrogen energy technologies and supporting the UK target to achieve net zero emissions
  • Assessing the evidence for safe levels of exposure to toxicological hazards
  • The evidence supporting an award-winning campaign that reduced the risk of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks
  • Supporting industry on a commercial basis, such as using our world class experiment facilities to test the heat resistance of components for jet engines

Download the HSE Annual Science Review
Watch the HSE Annual Science Review seminar

More information:
Mary Trainor (HSE), Mary.Trainor@hse.gov.uk

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