ICOH 2021 Congress postponed to 2022

In consideration of the ongoing CoViD-19 pandemic, the ICOH Officers together with the ICOH2021 National Organizing Committee decided to postpone the Congress to be held in Mel-bourne, Australia. The new dates will be 6-11 February 2022.

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World Patient Safety Day (WPSD) - 17 September 2020

Registration for the Virtual Event: https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J4kyL2iUT9So9xWabEDWHQ
When: 17 September 2020, 14:00 –17:30 CEST

The World Patient Safety Day (WPSD), organized by the WHO, will be held on September 17. This year the objective of WPSD 2020 is to raise global awareness of the importance of health workers′ safety in sustaining a healthcare system and increasing patient safety. The chosen theme is: “Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety”, which focuses on the interrelationship between patient and health safety.

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ICOH Survey on COVID-19 for National Secretaries / Contact Persons

We are pleased to announce the launch of the ICOH Survey on COVID-19 administered to National Secretaries / Contact Persons.

CoViD-19 pandemic is a global health emergency that is having an impact on the world of work.

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Webinar on "Health & Safety at Workplace: Battle Against COVID 19" – Saturday 11 July - 1:30 PM (GMT)

We invite you to join the webinar session on the theme "Health & Safety at Workplace: Battle Against COVID 19" hosted by the Indian Association of Occupational Health (IAOH) with support from ICOH and WHO on Saturday, July 11th, 2020 at 6:00 PM (IST)/ 1:30 PM (GMT).

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Revitalising Attention on the Global Asbestos Disaster – audio recording published on SciPod

The audio summary of the paper ‘Global Asbestos Disaster’ by Dr Jukka Takala et al. is now available on the science communication channel, SciPod. Link: https://www.scipod.global/revitalising-attention-on-the-global-asbestos-disaster-dr-jukka-takala/.

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ICOH-IEA Statement at the 73rd World Health Assembly, supported by IOHA

ICOH has submitted a statement at the 73rd World Health Assembly of 18 May 2020, in collaboration with IEA and IOHA, on occupational risk from SARS-CoV-2 virus.

To read the statement, please click here.


A study on ICOH Repository published in Safety and Health at Work (SH@W)

“Making the Difference in Occupational Health: Three Original and Significant Cases Presented at ICOH Congresses in the 20th Century”: this is the title of the study which illustrates the historical role of the ICOH Congresses as the first example of scientific transferability of the research and prevention results that have had such an impact on global public health. The article is published in Safety and Health at Work (SH@W) volume 11, issue 2 (in press) and is also available at the following link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2093791119307620?via%3Dihub

The study was conducted by Sergio Iavicoli, Antonio Valenti, Caterina Barillari, Grazia Fortuna, Valeria Boccuni, Francesco Carnevale, Michele A. Riva, Seong-Kyu Kang, and Luigi Tomassini.


Global survey on health and safety of health workers in COVID-19



WHO′s department of Occupational and Workplace Health, in collaboration with the ICOH Scientific Committee on Occupational Health for Health Workers, have compiled a survey of health and safety of health workers during the COVID-19 crisis. The survey is very short (takes about 7 minutes) and is basically a needs assessment to focus on the topics that our peers around the world identify as most important. Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OSHofHealthWorkersinCOVID19

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work: 28 April 2020

The International Commission on Occupational Health strongly supports the April 28 efforts related to ‘ILO World Day on Safety and Health at Work’ and ‘Workers’ Memorial Day’

ICOH President Dr. Jukka Takala and ICOH Secretary-General Prof. Sergio Iavicoli prepared the ICOH Statement for the World Day for Safety and Health at Work of 28 April 2020. Read more.


ICOH Elections for next tenure postponed

Following the decision of the postponement of the ICOH Congress to 2022, the current ICOH Of-ficers, Board, National Secretaries and Scientific Committees Chairs and Secretaries will remain in office until the ICOH 2022 Congress, as set forth in article 5 of ICOH Constitution.

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