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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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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ICOH 2027 Bid postponed

The procedure for the determination of the venue of the ICOH 2027 Congress, which was to be carried out in these months, is postponed to 2021 following the decision of the postponement of the next ICOH Congress to 2022.
The process and deadlines for bid submission are indicated in the Guidelines for ICOH Congress Organization, which can be downloaded from the “Core Documents” sections of this website, and will be published again in the ICOH Newsletter and Website at a later stage.

COVID-Response: WHO’s quick survey on training and upskilling needs for Health Workers

Through the WHO Academy, the World Health Organization is rapidly upscaling training via a number of digital, easily accessible learning applications. To this aim, WHO is calling for support to design and prioritise content and delivery methodologies that support and enable health workers worldwide boost their knowledge and skills related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

ICOH members can support this initiative by participating in the survey set up by WHO and available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PHH8ZYT.

Please be assured that this survey is anonymous, your responses will not be associated with your name or email address, and no identifiable information on any individuals will be shared or presented in the survey results.

Call for nominations for the election of ICOH Officers and members of the Board for the triennium 2021-2024

According to the current ICOH Bye-Laws the names of the candidates shall be submitted to the Secretary-General (ICOH Secretariat General c/o INAIL - via Fontana Candida, 1, 00078 Monte Porzio Catone (Rome) - Italy Tel: +39 0694181506 E-mail: icoh@inail.it) no later than June 21, 2020 12:00 GMT.

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