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HSE's Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL)
Hosting Legal Entity
Health and Safety Executive
Harpur Hill, Health and Safety Laboratory, Buxton, PO: SK17 9JN, Derbyshire (United Kingdom)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
United Kingdom
Current Status:
Operational since 1911
Scientific Description
The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) is part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which regulates health safety at work within Great Britain. The Health and Safety Laboratory has over 350 scientific, medical, engineering and technical specialists. It carries out applied science that is used to protect workers and safeguard the public. The main focus is occupational health and safety, and the prevention of major industrial accidents. The scientific specialists carry out applied research and incident investigation work as well as developing practical solutions to health and safety issues. The scientific evidence developed by the Health and Safety Laboratory is used to inform HSE policy and operational activities. Researchers publish over 100 scientific papers and reports every year.

RI Keywords
Occupational health and safety, Major industrial accident hazards, Incident investigation
RI Category
Environmental Health Research Facilities
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biological and Medical Sciences
Social Sciences
Information Science and Technology
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Engineering and Energy
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Biological Monitoring
Asbestos, Fibres and Dust Testing
Allergen Monitoring
Air Monitoring/ Chemical Analysis
Research and Development of Practical Solutions to Health and Safety Issues
Large-Scale Testing
Battery Safety Testing
Slip Resistance Testing
RPE and PPE Testing
Expert Advice, Specialist Training, Consultancy
Proficiency Testing
Equipment for Incident Investigation and Research
European Research in Occupational Safety and Health
Date of last update: 12/09/2018
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