Asbestos and Public Health - the International Dimension

The meeting was chaired by Tony Fletcher of LSHTM and Laurie Kazan-Allen of the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat. The group of speakers were en route to Brussels for a meeting on Asbestos at the European Parliament with the 13 applicant countries to the EU.

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ICOH Network on Tobacco free workplaces

The following is a proposed position of ICOH to support the global effort to achieve tobacco-free workplaces.

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ICOH Statement on Child Labour

The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) warmly greets the 89th International Labour Conference and, in particular, the initiatives in relation to decent conditions of work and child labour.

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ICOH calls for a strong global effort to promote occupational safety and health strategies to prevent TB in high-risk worker populations

Despite decades of global efforts to end tuberculosis (TB), it is still 9th in the top ten causes of death globally, with 10.4 million new cases occurring in 2016. ICOH seeks to bring governments, decision makers, and global health funders on board to recognize that health workers and workers exposed to silica dust are at significantly increased risk for TB and that this occupational risk can be reduced through comprehensive strategies.

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