ICOH 2006 - 2008 Triennial Report

ICOH 2006 - 2008 Triennial Report is now available on the web. Please click here to download the file.

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New Scientific Committee on Women, Health and Work

Vice President, Marilyn Fingerhut is calling for involvement in the new ICOH Scientific Committee on Women, Health and Work (SCWHW). The creation of this new Committee was decided and approved by the ICOH Board at its mid-term meeting in Hamburg in March 2008. The activities of SCWHW will start at ICOH2009 in Cape Town. Download PDF.

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Trade Unions and World Occupational and Public Health Leaders Speak Out

Three of the world′s leading organizations representing trade unions, occupational health and public health organizations will ask their membership organizations throughout the world to ask Health Ministers to support the WHO "Global Plan of Action on Worker′s Health".*The Plan will be discussed at the World Health Assembly next 14-23 May in Geneva, Switzerland.

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ICOH - ISSA

The Memorandum of Understanding on collaboration between the International Commission on Occupational Health and the International Social Security Association was agreed during the XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Korea (June 29- July 2, 2008). Look at the Official Memorandum signed by the ICOH President, Prof. Jorma Rantanen and Mr. Hans-Horst Konkolewsky, Secretary of the International Social Security Association.

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ICOH on World Day for Safety and Health at Work: 28 April 2008

The globalizing work life sets continuously new challenges in both the industrialized and the developing world to International Organizations, National Authorities, Trade Unions, Employers and Occupational Health and Safety Professionals in the protection of the health and safety of Workers.

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ICOH Code of Ethics has been adopted by Italian Legislation

ICOH International Code of Ethics for OH Professionals has been adopted as term of reference in the new Framework Act for occupational safety and health ("Decreto legislativo 81/08") signed by the President of the Italian Republic on April 9, 2008. We trust that after the Argentinean adoption, this is a new important recognition of the Code of Ethics and the Organization itself."

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ICOH statement on the 28th April World Day for Safety and Health at Work

In spite of the impressive progress made in the improvement of health, safety and social conditions of work, in the industrialized countries, and a number of good examples from developing countries, the need for occupational health and safety in the rapidly changing world of work is growing." Download PDF

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Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The first WHO Global Public Health Treaty - The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) - has been adopted by 40 countries. In accordance with the provisions of the Convention the Treaty entered into force for the first 40 Contracting Parties on Sunday, 27 February 2005.

For this important occasion a ceremony was held in the WHO headquarters in Geneva on 28th February 2005 where WHO Member States’ Contracting Parties to the WHO FCTC and all other WHO Member States and regional economic integration organizations were invited.

ICOH have been contributing in the FCTC development and implementation with many initiatives including the output of the network of tobacco free workplaces.

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Report of the Conference on “Environment and Reproduction”

The Italian Society of Reproductive Toxicology in collaboration with the Scientific Committee on Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace organized a Conference on the theme “Environment and Reproduction” in the University of Chieti School of Medicine on April 2-3, 2004.

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Report on the who framework convention on tobacco control (FCTC), 4th intergovernmental negotiating body (INB4) Geneva 18-23 March 2002

On the basis of existing data, the 52nd World Health Assembly recognized that tobacco use worldwide results in millions of deaths. The projection to 2030 estimates 10 million deaths, 70% of which occur in developing countries if the pandemic is not controlled. The WHO as chair of the task force deals with the negotiations on the worldˇäs first legally enforceable treaty on tobacco control. It is the intention of WHO to finalize in a few years time such an international convention.

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