I’m reproducing below a press release from the BOHS.
Being granted a Royal Charter is a tremendous step forward for the Society. It should, lead to more recognition and credibility for the profession of occupational hygiene.
HM Queen approves Grant of Royal Charter for BOHS
Published: 18/10/2012 12:04:15
The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) is delighted to announce that Her Majesty the Queen has approved the grant of the Royal Charter to the Society, in recognition of its unique and preeminent role as the body representing the scientific discipline and profession of occupational hygiene in the United Kingdom.
The Royal Charter also grants the right to BOHS, through its Faculty of Occupational Hygiene, to award the status of ‘Chartered Occupational Hygienist’ to those practising members of the Faculty, qualified at the highest level of Diploma of Professional Competence in Occupational Hygiene.
Steve Perkins, Chief Executive of BOHS says “We are immensely proud to have been awarded the Royal Charter, which gives resounding affirmation to the expertise, qualifications and competence of BOHS and its members, and the significant public benefit they provide.”
Founded in 1953, BOHS is both a professional organisation, representing occupational hygienists, and a learned body, promoting professional and public awareness of occupational hygiene and the underpinning medical, scientific and engineering issues.
Bob Rajan OBE, BOHS President states “The aim of BOHS is to reduce work-related ill-health and the social and financial burden it causes. We are confident that a Royal Charter will be an asset to us in our continued efforts to raise the profile of occupational health risk management and of the crucial preventative role of occupational hygiene.”
For further press information, please contact:
Sharon Brunt, Communications and Marketing Manager
Tel: 01332 250703