The Driver Diesel Exposure Mitigation Study

Professional drivers are needed for an air quality exposure study.
King’s College London needs a total of 200 drivers to take part in the research, which will monitor and measure the diesel exhaust exposure drivers encounter at work. The study is funded by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and is being supported by LoCITY.

Why is the study being carried out?

By taking part, your organisation will be contributing to an evidence base to help researchers better understand the relationship between air quality exposure and professional driving.

Objective 1

Develop cost-effective risk reduction strategies for operators.

Objective 2

Improve drivers’ work environments.

What does it involve?

A small air pollution monitor with a location tracker will be carried in each vehicle over four full days, meaning that monitoring is non-evasive, carries no risk and does not disrupt drivers’ work.

At the start of the study, drivers can choose to provide a small sample of blood for potential future research, if they wish to do so.

At the end of the study, each participating company will receive a short report summarising its drivers’ exposures and the types of low-cost interventions it can implement.

All data captured will be confidential and anonymous.

Who can take part?

King's College London would like to recruit 20 companies who can each put forward 10 full-time drivers who work within the M25 and drive any type of vehicle.

Companies can include:
• Freight (express, construction, retail and others)
• Emergency services (police, ambulance, fire)
• Waste collection
• Taxis
• Public transport operators

If you are interested in joining the study, please contact Shanon Lim:
Email: shanon.lim@kcl.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7848 4034

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