ICOH announces newly elected Officers and Board Members who will serve for the triennium 2018-2021

The Officers are: President Dr. Jukka Takala (Finland), Secretary General Prof. Sergio Iavicoli (Italy), Vice President Ms. Claudina Nogueira (South Africa), Vice President Dr. Seong-Kyu Kang (Rep. of Korea), Past President Dr. Kazutaka Kogi (Japan).

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ICOH 2015-2017 Triennial Report

ICOH Triennial Report is now available on the web.

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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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World Day for Safety and Health at Work: 28 April 2018

The International Commission on Occupational Health strongly supports the ILO SafeDay and combined World Day against Child Labour on 28 April. Both causes - elimination of child labour and Safety and Health at work - are in the heart of ICOH ethical, evidence-based and engagement oriented approach.

ICOH President, Dr. Takala, stated the ICOH declaration for the World Day for Safety and Health at Work of 28 April 2018. Read more.


ICOH President Dr. Takala recognized with The Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award

ICOH President Dr. Takala recognized with The Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award   The ICOH President Dr. Jukka Takala has received the prestigious Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award from Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, in honor of his tireless dedication to increasing awareness about asbestos to eliminate diseases and for research that leads to a cure.

Dr Richard Lemen, US Assistant Surgeon General emeritus handed over the Award, a recognition of Lifetime Achievement of also all global co-colleagues.