SHP IOSH Lifetime Achievement Award
Santia is proud to be the sponsors of the SHP IOSH Flagship Award – the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Professor lands top occupational safety and health award
A pioneer of occupational and environmental medicine has picked up the top award in occupational safety and health.
Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor CBE was handed the IOSH Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Santia, in London last night for his outstanding work on the occupational and environmental causes of lung disease.
His research has influenced much of the preventative work now taking place and has made him a key advisor to governments worldwide.
Appointed consultant physician at Royal Brompton Hospital in 1977, he built, with colleagues, the largest clinical, research and teaching department in Europe for the investigation of occupational and environmental causes of lung disease.
Now principal of the faculty of medicine at Imperial College London, he is also chairman of the Colt Foundation, a trustee of the Rayne Foundation, and is civilian advisor in chest medicine to the Royal Air Force.
Sir Anthony said: “I am very honoured to be awarded the IOSH Lifetime Achievement Award. The research I have undertaken with my colleagues at Imperial College and Brompton Hospital has primarily focussed on understanding the occupational causes of lung disease, important causes of ill health, as a basis for finding the means to reduce their incidence.
“None of these studies would have been possible without the active support of my colleagues in industry who were often the prime movers. I am very grateful to you for the support you have provided without which few of these studies would have been possible.”
The IOSH Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Santia, honours those individuals who have furthered the status and practice of occupational safety and health, leading to substantial improvements to the lives of working people. The award has previously been won by Lord Walker of Doncaster, Professor Sir Julian Peto, George Brumwell, Nancy Tait MBE, Michael Clapham MP, Judith Donovan CBE, Roger Bibbings MBE, and last year Paul Oldershaw.
Presenting the accolade at the SHP IOSH Awards, at the London Hilton, in Park Lane, IOSH President Elect Gerard Hand said: “Each year, we look for a respected and accomplished individual who has brought about substantial improvements to the health and safety of working people.
“This year’s winner is certainly no exception and he is a worthy addition to the impressive list of luminaries to receive this award.
“Sir Anthony’s ground-breaking research into the occupational and environmental causes of lung disease has influence much of the preventative work now taking place. For this reason alone, he is a worthy winner of the IOSH Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Jane Hext, chief executive of Santia Consulting Limited, said:
“We are proud to sponsor the Lifetime Achievement Award which celebrates outstanding individuals in their field; individuals that go above and beyond the call of duty to make a significant contribution to the advancement of health and safety in the workplace.
“Professor Sir Tony Newman Taylor is a thoroughly deserving recipient of this year’s award and I congratulate him heartily for being awarded this accolade in recognition of his achievements.”
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