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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ICOH Statement on Occupational Health and Safety as an ILO Fundamental Right at Work

The ICOH Statement “Safety and health is a Fundamental Right at Work” was referenced at the 341st Session of the ILO Governing Body on 22 March 2021. To read the full statement, please click here.

Catalan TV programme “La Marató” about COVID-19

On 20 December 2020, the TV programme “La Marató” will go live on TV3 Televisió de Catalunya, in Catalonia. The programme will focus on raising awareness and spreading information about Covid-19. A cartoon has been developed for children, for educational purporses related to prevention.

Link to the cartoon (in Catalan): https://www.ccma.cat/video/embed/super3/6072568/

Prof. Vito Foŕ passed away

Prof. Vito Foŕ passed awayIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Professor Vito Foŕ, ICOH Honorary member.

After his graduation in occupational medicine and toxicology, he started working at the industrial hygiene laboratory of the Clinica del Lavoro of Milan in 1958 and was involved in occupational toxicology. In 1977 he was appointed as Director of the Department of occupational toxicology and industrial hygiene.

He was Professor of Occupational Medicine at the University of Milan and at the University of Bari, Italy.
With Luigi Ambrosi, he published the handbook “Medicina del Lavoro”.

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ICOH Statement at the Special Session of the WHO Executive Board on the implementation of resolution WHA73.1 COVID-19 response

Dr. Jukka Takala (ICOH President) and Prof. Jorma Rantanen (former ICOH President) represented ICOH at the Special Session of the WHO Executive Board on the implementation of resolution WHA73.1 COVID-19 response, on October 5-6, 2020.

On this occasion, an ICOH statement was submitted to highlight the importance of successful prevention and management of the COVID-19 pandemic at work.

To read the full statement, please click here.

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.