Dr. Leslie Nickels passed away

Dr. Leslie Nickels passed awayIt is with great sadness that we announce that Dr. Leslie Nickels, Chair of the ICOH Scientific Committee on History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases (2015-2018), passed away on November 27, 2017, with her loving husband and two daughters at her side. Leslie had been fighting a brave battle against cancer for a number of years, but this did not deter her from her passion for, and valuable contributions to, global occupational and environmental health.

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ICOH Statement presented at WHO Executive Board Special Session on the Draft Thirteenth General Programme of Work (GPW13)

ICOH Statement presented at WHO Executive Board Special Session on the Draft Thirteenth General Programme of Work (GPW13)ICOH Secretary-General Prof. Sergio Iavicoli presented the ICOH Statement on the Draft Thirteenth General Programme of Work at the WHO Executive Board Special Session on November 22, 2017.
The statement has been endorsed by the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA).

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Announcement of the candidates for the elections of ICOH Officers and members of the Board for Triennium 2018-2021

The candidates must be eligible under Article 5, section 2 and 8 of the ICOH Constitution. The Officers and the members of the Board shall be elected as set forth in the Bye-Laws for the triennial period separating sessions of the General Assembly. They may be re-elected to the same office for no more than one additional term, with exception of the Secretary-General, who may be elected for more than one additional term. The newly elected Officers take office at the General Assembly convened immediately after the ICOH 2018 Congress. A member of the ICOH can be a candidate for one post only at a time.

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Project on Global Estimates of Injuries and Ill-Health at Work and related Cost Estimates: early findings presented at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

During the World Congress on Safety and Health at work, which this year was held in Singapore, from 3 to 6 September 2017, the findings from a major project on the Global Estimates and related costs caused by poor health and safety at work presented.

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ICOH adheres to “Vision Zero campaign”

ICOH adheres to Vision Zero campaignOne of the most relevant outcome of the World Congress on safety and health at work was the launch of the first global "Vision Zero" campaign to improve the safety, health and well-being in the workplace and with the aim of drastically reducing occupational accidents and diseases, investing in a healthy and motivated workforce.

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