The PEROSH SSG met this time in Buxton at the premises of HSE. The progress of the PEROSH joint research projects portfolio was discussed. Furthermore, the adapted PEROSH project guide was approved. This guide allows researchers at member institutes to apply for new projects and learn about the requirements to do so. Please ask your institute’s representative in the SSG to supply you with this guide.
HSE offered several interesting speakers on future foresight in ICT and the HSE Annual Science review. Most interesting was a presentation of Brian Crook, microbiologist at HSE, on his work in Sierra Leone in an Ebola diagnostic laboratory. The work led to crucial insights regarding the last line of defence health care workers have in dealing with patients with suspected high consequence infectious diseases: their personal protective equipment. On our website, you may find an interview with Brian Crook and some additional information on the use of ultraviolet- fluorescence based simulation in evaluation of personal protective equipment for health care workers.