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May 27, 2009

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Research – Occupational hygiene- Bursary to benefit OH in Nigeria

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has issued a reminder that the closing date for applications for bursaries under its scheme to promote education and research in occupational hygiene is 30 June 2009.


The reminder comes with the announcement of the latest beneficiary of the scheme. Dr Isaac Ajayi, studying for an MSc in occupational and environmental health and safety management at the University of Portsmouth, will have his tuition fees paid for one year, receive free student membership of BOHS, and an allocated mentor.
This brings to 13 the total number of bursaries awarded by BOHS since the launch of the scheme, all to students who would otherwise have had to fund themselves entirely.   

Dr Ajayi, 33, works as an occupational physician in charge of the occupational health clinics for InternationalSOS in Nigeria. Here, he has seen first hand “a vast number of conditions that have their origin in environmental and workplace factors, or are made worse by these factors”.

Isaac said the bursary and subsequent MSc qualification will help him transfer his knowledge and share his experiences in occupational hygiene, perhaps through a career in research and pioneering a campaign for occupational health and labour protection in Nigeria.

For full details of the bursary scheme, including a complete list of eligible courses and how to apply, visit the ‘Education and Training’ section of the organisation’s website

What makes us susceptible to burnout?

In this episode  of the Safety & Health Podcast, ‘Burnout, stress and being human’, Heather Beach is joined by Stacy Thomson to discuss burnout, perfectionism and how to deal with burnout as an individual, as management and as an organisation.

We provide an insight on how to tackle burnout and why mental health is such a taboo subject, particularly in the workplace.


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