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HSE Science and Research Publications 2020

Journal Papers

Bacon, J., Butler, O., Warren, R., Cairns, J., Cook, C., Davidson, C., O., C. and Mertz-Kraus, R. (2020) Atomic spectrometry update - a review of advances in environmental analysis. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 35 (1), 9-53, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9ja90060h

Beswick, A., Bailey, C., Crook, B., Crouch, D., Farrant, J., Frost, G. and Stagg, S. (2020) Performance testing of a Venturi-based backpack spray decontamination system. Applied Biosafety Journal, 25 (1), 28-40, https://doi.org/10.1177/1535676019898299 (open access)

Brescia, S. (2020) Thresholds of adversity and their applicability to endocrine disrupting chemicals. Critical Reviews in Toxicology, 50 (3), 213-218, https://doi.org/10.1080/10408444.2020.1740973

Burden, N., Benstead, R., Benyon, K., Clook, M., Green, C., Handley, J., Harper, N., Maynard, S., Mead, C., Pearson, A., Ryder, K., Sheahan, D., Van Egmond, R., Wheeler, J. and Hutchinson, T. (2020) Key Opportunities to Replace, Reduce, and Refine Regulatory Fish Acute Toxicity Tests. . Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 39 (10), 2076-2089, https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.4824 (open access)

Chen, H., Buston, J., Gill, J., Howard, D., Williams, R., Rao Vendra, C., Shelke, A. and Wen, J. X. (2020) An experimental study on thermal runaway characteristics of lithium-ion batteries with high specific energy and prediction of heat release rate. Journal of Power Sources, 472 228585,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.228585

Clay, M. F., Kidd, M., Gale, A., Boardman, T., Murphy, J., Wynn, T., Naylor, S. and Ellwood, J. (2020) Understanding loss of containment of non-radiological chemotoxic materials in the civil nuclear and process industries. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 136 203-213, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2019.11.042

Crook, B., Willerton, L., Smith, D., Wilson, L., Poran, V., Helps, J. E. and Mcdermott, P. (2020) Legionella risk in evaporative cooling systems and underlying causes of associated breaches in health and safety compliance. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 224 113425, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2019.113425 (open access)

Gill, J., Atkinson, G., Cowpe, E., Phylaktou, H. and Andrews, G. (2020) Experimental investigation of potential confined ignition sources for vapour cloud explosions. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 135 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2019.12.026 (open access)

Harris, E., D'angelo, S., Darnton, A. and Coggon, D. (2020) Relative burden of lung and pleural cancers from exposure to asbestos: a cross-sectional analysis of occupational mortality in England and Wales. BMJ Open, 10 (4), e036319,  https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036319 (open access)

Harris, W., Soutis, C., Gresil, M. and Atkin, C. (2020) Pressure response and life assessment of filament-wound composite pipes after impact. International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture, 3 (4), 365-375, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlmm.2020.06.002 (open access)

Hidajat, M., Mcelvenny, D., Ritchie, P., Darnton, A., Mueller, W., Agius, R., Cherrie, J. and De Vocht, F. (2020) Lifetime cumulative exposure to rubber dusts, fumes and N-nitrosamines and non-cancer mortality : a 49-year follow-up. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 77 (5), 316-323, http://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2019-106269 (open access)

Jones, K. (2020) Human Biomonitoring in occupational health for exposure assessment. Portuguese Journal of Public Health, 38 (1), 2-5, https://doi.org/10.1159000509480 (open access)

Jones, K., Basinas, I., Kromhout, H., Van Tongeren, M., Harding, A.-H., Cherrie, J., Povey, A., Ahmad, Z., Fuhrimann, S., Ohlander, J., Vermeulen, R. and Galea, K. (2020) Improving exposure assessment methodologies for epidemiological studies on pesticides: study protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 9 (2), e16448, http://doi.org/10.2196/16448 (open access)

Makison Booth, C. and Frost, G. (2020) Survival of a norovirus surrogate on surfaces in synthetic gastric fluid.Journal of Hospital Infection, 105 (3), 468-473, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.02.017 (open access)

Mason, H., Carder, M., Money, A., Evans, G., Seed, M., Agius, R. and Van Tongeren, M. (2020) Occupational asthma and its causation in the UK seafood processing industry. Annals of Work Exposures and Health,wxaa055, https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxaa055 (open access)

Mazzola, T. and Gant, S. (2021) Results of comparisons of the predictions of 17 dense gas dispersion models with observations from the Jack Rabbit II chlorine field experiment. Atmospheric Environment, 244 117887, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.117887

Ohlander, J., Fuhrimann, S., Basinas, I., Cherrie, J., Galea, K., Povey, A., Van Tongeren, M., Harding, A.-H., Jones, K., Vermeulen, R. and Kromhout, H. (2020) Systematic review of methods used to assess exposure to pesticides in occupational epidemiology studies, 1993-2017. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 77 (6), 357-367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2019-105880 (open acess)

Poole, C. J. M., Robinson, E. and Frost, G. (2020) Sensory perception testing by monofilaments in the digits of controls and workers with HAVS. International Archive of Occupational and Environmental Health, 93 (6), 723-731, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00420-020-01523-8 (open access)

Sadhra, S., Mohammed, N., Kurmi, O., Fishwick, D., De Matteis, S., Hutchings, S., Jarvis, D., Ayres, J. and Rushton, L. (2020) Occupational exposure to inhaled pollutants and risk of airflow obstruction: a large UK population-based UK Biobank cohort. Thorax, 75 468-475, http://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2019-213407 (open access)

Scholten, B., Kenny, L., Duca, R., Pronk, A., Santonen, T., Galea, K., Loh, M., Huumonen, K., Sleeuwenhoek, A. J., Creta, M., Godderis, L. and Jones, K. (2020) Biomonitoring for occupational exposure to diiocyanates: a systematic review. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 64 (6), 569-585,https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxaa038

Stewart, J. (2020) CFD modelling of underexpanded hydrogen jets exiting rectangular shaped openings.Process Safety and Environmental Protection 139 283-296, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2020.04.043 (open access)

Stacey, P., Clegg, F., Morton, J. and Sammon, C. (2020) An indirect Raman spectroscopy method for the quantitative measurment of respirable crysalline silica collected on filters inside respiratory equipment. Analytical Methods, 12 (21), 2757-2771, https://doi.org/10.1039/D0AY00165A (open access)

Viegas, S., Zare Jeddi, M., Hopf, N., Bessems, J., Palmen, N., Galea, K., Jones, K., Kujath, P., Duca, R., Verhagen, H., Santonen, T. and Pasanen-Kase, R. (2020) Biomonitoring as an Underused Exposure Assessment Tool in Occupational Safety and Health Context-Challenges and Way Forward. . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (16), 5884, https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165884(open access)

Yatkin, S., Trzepla, K., Hyslop, N., White, W., Butler, O., Ancelet, T., Davy, P., Gerboles, M., Kohl, S., Mcwilliams, A., Saucedo, L., Van Der Haar, M. and Jonkers, A. (2020) Comparison of a priori and interlaboratory-measurement-consensus approaches for value assignment of multi-element reference materials on PTFE filters. Microchemical Journal, 158 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2020.105225 (open access)

Zehra, S. and Barry, M. (2020) 29 Clinicopathological and Molecular Profiling of Breast Cancer in Very Young Versus Young Pre-Menopausal Women - A Population-Based Cohort Study,. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 46 (6), e9, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2020.03.036

Book Chapters

Crook, B. Occupational Exposure to Biological Agents. In: ed, Latest News on Occupational Health, Open Access eBooks, 2020 http://openaccessebooks.com/latest-news-on-occupational-health.html (open access)

Mason, H. (2020) Respiratory health risks from exposure to dust from soybean and its products. IntechOpen, https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.92839 (open access book)

Reports by HSE Scientists and Expert Committees

Annual science review 2020. HSE, 2020. https://www.hse.gov.uk/research/content/science-review-2020-new.pdf

AZKARATE, I., BUTTNER, W., BARTHÉLÉMY, H., CIRRONE, D., COLDRICK, S., HOOKER, P., HAWKSWORTH, S., JEFFREY, K., JORDAN, T., KELLER, J., MARKERT, F., MELIDEO, D., MORETTO, P. and TCHOUVELEV, A. International Association for Hydrogen Safety 'Research Priorities Workshop', September 2018, Buxton, UK. HSE, 2020. (RR1159) https://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1159.htm

HOBBS, J., LEES, P. and HARE, J. The response of large pressure vessels in the process industries to excess pressure: literature review. HSE, 2020. (RR1161) https://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1161.htm

Foresight report: the human impact of the changing nature of work. HSE, 2020. https://www.hse.gov.uk/horizons/assets/documents/foresight-report-2019.pdf

HSE WORKPLACE HEALTH EXPERT COMMITTEE (WHEC). The adverse health effects of green waste recycling; bioaerosols and noise. HSE, 2020. https://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/connect.ti/WHEC/view?objectId=698565

HSE WORKPLACE HEALTH EXPERT COMMITTEE (WHEC). Asbestos exposure as a criterion for low-dose CT (LDCT) screening for lung cancer. HSE, 2020. https://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/connect.ti/WHEC/view?objectId=698597

HSE WORKPLACE HEALTH EXPERT COMMITTEE (WHEC). Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) - review of evidence on prognosis. HSE, 2020. https://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/connect.ti/WHEC/view?objectId=698533

COVID-19 Science Reports

Rapid evidence review of personal protective equipment in health care settings to manage risk during coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). HSE, 2020. https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/ppe-face-masks/face-mask-equivalence-aprons-gowns-eye-protection.htm

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY GROUP FOR EMERGENCIES. ENVIRONMENTAL AND MODELLING GROUP. (List of members) Environmental influence on transmission of COVID-19, 28 April 2020.   https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/environmental-influence-on-transmission-of-covid-19-28-april-2020

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY GROUP FOR EMERGENCIES. ENVIRONMENTAL AND MODELLING GROUP. (List of members) Risk estimation to inform risk assessment, 7 May 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/risk-estimation-to-inform-risk-assessment-7-may-2020


'COVID19: SAGE-EMG Additional Reports'

'HSE's Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Andrew Curran, is a standing member of SAGE (Scientific Advise to Government in Emergencies) and co-chair of the Environmental Modelling Group (SAGE-EMG). The following additional reports have been prepared by SAGE-EMG.


Evidence of environmental dispersion of COVID-19 for different mechanisms, 14 April 2020 GOV.UK Published 26 May 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evidence-of-environmental-dispersion-of-covid-19-for-different-mechanisms-14-april-2020 [accessed 15 Oct 2020]


Environment and Modelling Group EMG: Application of UV disinfection, visible light, local air filtration and fumigation technologies to microbial control, 19 May 2020 GOV.UK Published 31 Jul 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/emg-application-of-uv-disinfection-visible-light-local-air-filtration-and-fumigation-technologies-to-microbial-control-19-may-2020 [accessed 15 Oct 2020]

 

Environment and Modelling Group EMG: COVID-19 - Theatres, concert halls and other performance spaces, 12 July 2020 GOV.UK Published 31 July 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/emg-covid-19-theatres-concert-halls-and-other-performance-spaces-12-july-2020 [accessed 15 Oct 2020]


Environment and Modelling Group EMG: Evidence for transmission of SARS-CoV-2 on ground public transport and potential effectiveness of mitigation measures, 18 May 2020 GOV.UK Published 31 Jul 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/emg-evidence-for-transmission-of-sars-cov-2-on-ground-public-transport-and-potential-effectiveness-of-mitigation-measures-18-may-2020 [accessed 15 Oct 2020]


Environment and Modelling Group Environmental influence on transmission of COVID-19, 28 April 2020 GOV.UK Published 26 May 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/environmental-influence-on-transmission-of-covid-19-28-april-2020 [accessed 15 Oct 2020]


Environment and Modelling Group EMG: Measurement of effectiveness of risk mitigation measures in reducing transmission, 16 July 2020. GOV.UK Published 31 July 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/emg-measurement-of-effectiveness-of-risk-mitigation-measures-in-reducing-transmission-16-july-2020 [accessed 15 Oct 2020]


Environment and Modelling Group Principles of understanding of transmission routes to inform risk assessment and mitigation strategies, 14 May 2020. GOV.UK Published 12 Jun 2020 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/892015/S0353_Principles_of_understanding_of_transmission_routes.pdf [accessed 15 Oct 2020]


Environment and Modelling Group Principles of understanding of transmission routes to inform risk assessment and mitigation strategies (updated), 14 May 2020 GOV.UK Published 12 Jun 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/principles-of-understanding-of-transmission-routes-to-inform-risk-assessment-and-mitigation-strategies-updated-14-may-2020 [accessed 15 Oct 2020]


Principles of understanding of transmission routes to inform risk assessment and mitigation strategies (updated), 14 May 2020. GOV.UK 12 June 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/principles-of-understanding-of-transmission-routes-to-inform-risk-assessment-and-mitigation-strategies-updated-14-may-2020 [accessed 15 Oct 2020]


Environment and Modelling Group Risk Estimation to inform risk assessment, 7 May 2020 GOV.UKPublished 12 Jun 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/risk-estimation-to-inform-risk-assessment-7-may-2020 [accessed 15 Oct 2020]


Environment and Modelling Group SARS-CoV-2 in the hospital environment and risk of COVID-19 nosocomial transmission, 31 May 2020 GOV.UK Published 26 June 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sars-cov-2-in-the-hospital-environment-and-risk-of-covid-19-nosocomial-transmission-31-may-2020 [accessed 15 Oct 2020]


Environment and Modelling Group Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and Mitigating Measures - update, 4 June 2020 GOV.UK Published 12 June 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transmission-of-sars-cov-2-and-mitigating-measures-update-4-june-2020 [accessed 15 Oct 2020]

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