Lead author of occupational hygiene research paper honored posthumously (7/20)
This paper presents very relevant occupational hygiene research into worker exposure to APIs, something which poses a significant challenge for the drug manufacturing industry. The authors have dealt with a particular agent, opioid narcotic analgesics, from the beginning to the end â€” by developing analytical methods for analyzing both dermal and air samples at very low concentrations, and then evaluating actual exposures in the field and recommending optimal control measures.
Commenting on the paper, the editor-in-chief of the Annals, Dr. Trevor Ogden, said, “This study is a very nice example of what occupational research is all about and how it should be performed.” The paper can be read in full or in abstract on the Annals Web site at http://annhyg.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/50/7/665.
The Bedford Prize is awarded every other year. Anyone can nominate papers to the shortlist, and the choice is then made by a panel of the journal Editorial Board and recent presidents of BOHS.