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Thomas Ashton Institute


To ensure the Institute’s research and expertise are widely shared a postgraduate educational programme is being established and professional development will be offered to industrial partners.

Accidents and outbreaks of occupational ill health occur in the workplace and lead to significant unplanned downtime, cost increases, and potential prosecution. These stem from incomplete understanding of scientific, engineering, medical and social factors leading to failure of systems in the workplace.

Students will be challenged to identify components of, and evaluate methods, to minimise risk in the workplace. We shall investigate and identify means to prevent a range of unplanned failures that might occur within the world of work and formulate suitable regulations to prevent them in the future.