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HSE's Science and Evidence Strategy 2016-2022

HSE's science and evidence strategy is predicated on the use and development of practical, solution-oriented science. In our strategy we set out our 'science and evidence cycle': anticipating challenges to health and safety; providing robust evidence for effective risk control; underpinning regulatory policy and operational decisions; protecting workers and safeguarding the public by developing interventions; and catalysing engagement within the health and safety system and improving performance.

Download the Science and Evidence Strategy 2016-2022 publication

HSE Science and Research Publications:

HSE Science and Research is published in reports, scientific journals and conference proceedings, and trade and professional magazines etc. This science and research is primarily carried out by our specialists at our Buxton laboratory, Bootle headquarters, and our Chemicals Regulations Division, (CRD) in York. Additionally we publish reports on science and research that we have commissioned from other organisations. HSE scientists also produce the Methods for the Determination of Hazardous Substances.

HSE Bootle Head Office.

A four story circular building

HSE Buxton Laboratory.

A tall glass fronted building with an open courtyard and a car park in front


A four storey red brick building on the bank of a canal.

Open Access to HSE Science and Research

All HSE Research Reports are open access.

From 1st January 2014, open access applies to the vast majority of peer-reviewed journal papers describing HSE-led and funded research. Copies of published papers and articles that are not open access can be obtained through your public, academic or company library service. If you do not have access to such services please contact the British Library Document Supply Centre, use British Library online.

Bibliography of Science and Research Publications

A bibliography of all HSE science and research publications from 2016 onwards is given at the links opposite. This includes publications on science and research done by HSE specialists on a commercial basis for other Government departments, industry and other organisations.

A bibliography of all science and research publications for HSE's former agency, the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) is given at the links opposite for the years 2002-2014. Please note that any HSL reports published in the HSE Research Reports series from 2002 onwards are available as free downloads.

To access reports that are not listed on the website, please send in a request  - see Contact Us . Please start the enquiry with Request for Research Report Not Listed on HSE Website.

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