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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