ICOH Life Achievement Award to Prof. Bengt Knave

ICOH Life Achievement Award to Prof. Bengt KnaveProf Bengt Knave was the recipient of the ICOH Life Achievement Award presented at the 32nd ICOH Congress during the Opening Ceremony on 29 April 2018 in recognition of 25 years of commitment and support within the ICOH community. Prof Knave was President of ICOH from 2000 to 2003 and organizer of the 1996 Congress in Stockholm, Sweden.


ILO Master Fellowships assigned during ICOH 2018 Congress

The winners of the ILO Master Partial Fellowship awards assigned during the ICOH 2018 Congress were Prof. Igor Bello, Venezuela and Ms. Ceyda Sahan, Turkey.

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New ICOH Honorary members

On April 29, 2018 the ICOH General Assembly designated the new ICOH Honorary members.

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Marrakesh, Morocco, elected as venue of the 34th ICOH International Congress on Occupational Health.

The 34th ICOH International Congress will be held in 2024 in Marrakesh, Morocco, as a result of the vote held in Dublin in conjunction with the 32nd ICOH Congress.The 34th ICOH International Congress will be held in 2024 in Marrakesh, Morocco, as a result of the vote held in Dublin in conjunction with the 32nd ICOH Congress.


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.


ICOH 2018 - Announcement of the ICOH General Assembly

We are approaching the Congress in Dublin with large attendance. All the ICOH members in good standing are invited to participate in the General Assembly scheduled for Sunday 29 April 2018, Wicklow Hall 2, second floor,
Convention Centre Dublin Spencer Dock, N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland.
The first meeting call will be at 13:30; The second meeting call will be at 14:00. Check in time will start at 13:00.

Information about the Congress are available at http://icoh2018.org/2018/