Prof. Marko Saric passed away

Prof. Marko Saric passed awayIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of the ICOH Honorary Member Professor, Academician, Marko Saric of Croatia. Marko was a distinguished professor, Institute Director and Academician in Croatia, in the famous Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Andrea Stampar School of Medicine.

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Prof. Sven Hernberg passed away

Prof. Sven Hernberg passed awayIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Prof. Sven Hernberg on June 10, 2019. ICOH Past President, Prof. Jorma Rantanen, has written an obituary in his memory.

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United Nations: Occupational health for all workers and the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage - “Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World”

On April 29-30, the ICOH Secretary-General Prof. Sergio Iavicoli represented ICOH at the United Nations to promote the inclusion of occupational health in the High Level meeting final draft to be adopted by the Heads of State and Government meeting in September.

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Dr Marilyn Fingerhut receives the 2019 American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Alice Hamilton Award

Dr Marilyn Fingerhut receives the 2019 American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Alice Hamilton AwardDr Marilyn Fingerhut, former Vice-President of ICOH, received the 2019 American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Alice Hamilton Award on May 23. The nomination was submitted by Dave Zalk, former President of the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) and an active AIHA member.

The picture shows Dr Fingerhut being introduced by AIHA President Cindy Ostrowski.

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Two ICOH Statements presented at the Seventy-second World Health Assembly

ICOH President Dr. Jukka Takala delivered two statements at the Seventy-second World Health Assembly, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

A joint statement by the ICOH, IOHA and IEA on Universal Occupational Health Coverage, UOHC was delivered on May 21. To read the full version of the joint statement, please click here.

A second statement by ICOH was delivered to contribute to the agenda item 11.6: Health, environment and climate change, on May 22. To read the full version of the ICOH statement, please click here.


“New avenues for prevention of occupational cancer: a global policy perspective”: position statement published in OEM

We are pleased to announce that, in follow up to the Policy Forum held at the ICOH 2018 Congress, the position paper “New avenues for prevention of occupational cancer: a global policy perspective” has been published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine – OEM Journal. The article can be accessed via the following link: https://oem.bmj.com/content/76/6/360.


ICOH at Non-state actor consultation on the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All (GAP)

The ICOH Secretary-General Prof. Sergio Iavicoli will represent ICOH at the Non-state actor consultation on the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All (GAP) on 30 April 2019 in New York, USA.

The consultation provides an opportunity for face-to-face discussion focused on Community and Civil Society Engagement, Determinants of Health, Primary Health Care.


Report on the Melbourne Meeting in January, published in the OHSA Journal

A report on the Melbourne Meeting in January is published in the current issue of Occupational Health Southern Africa (OHSA) Journal, with an update on the SASOM-MEDICHEM Joint Congress 2019.

To download the SASOM News Pages, please click here.


ICOH Officers Meetings and ICOH 2021 planning Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 15-17 January 2019

ICOH Officers Meetings and ICOH 2021 planning Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 15-17 January 2019On January 15-17, 2019 the ICOH Officers met in Melbourne, Australia to participate in the first ICOH Officers meeting of the triennium 2018-2021.

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Dr Diana Gagliardi at ILO-ITC in Turin on 23 January 2019

Dr Diana Gagliardi at ILO-ITC in Turin on 23 January 2019On January 23, 2019, Dr. Diana Gagliardi, Chair of the ICOH Scientific Committee on OH and Development, visited the ILO-ITC in Turin, Italy and delivered a lecture within the frame of the ILO master, with a presentation about ICOH.

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