ICOH International Congress Korea 2015 (May 31 June 5, 2015) 2nd Announcement release and Keynote Speakers

The 2nd Announcement of ICOH 2015 Congress has been just released. It includes the official list of the Keynote Speakers, all of whom are prominent and competent experts in their respective fields.

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Call for nomination for the election of ICOH Officers and members of the Board for Triennium 2015-2018

According to the current ICOH Bye-Laws the names of the candidates shall be submitted to the

Secretary-General (ICOH Secretariat General c/o INAIL Research Centre
via Fontana Candida, 1 00040 Monteporzio Catone (Rome) Italy
Tel: +39 0694181506 Fax: +39 0694181556 E-mail: icoh@inail.it)
no later than September 15, 2014 12:00 GMT.

1) Nominees have to be supported trough a written endorsement by at least 10 members in good standing for the Board candidacy and at least 15 members in good standing for the Officers candidacy .

2) Candidatures have to be accompanied by the written agreement of the nominee that he/she is willing to serve if elected and a curriculum vitae of no more than 150 words.

3) Candidates have to duly complete the Declaration of Interest Form along with the Curriculum Vitae (form available on the website).

4) A member of the ICOH can be a candidate for one post only...

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ICOH declaration on World Day for Safety and Health at Work: 28 April 2014

The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) renews its call for joint actions for developing occupational health and safety programmes meeting the changing needs at the workplace in globalizing economy. In the declaration, Dr. Kogi conveys ICOH congratulations to the 95th Anniversary of the ILO. The theme of the 2014 World Day, Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work, is very timely, and ICOH called in a renewed manner for reinforced joint work for effectively preventing work-related injuries and diseases particularly in dealing with new technologies and chemicals.

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The Helsinki Declaration on Management and Elimination of Asbestos-Related Diseases

The Helsinki Declaration on Management and Elimination of Asbestos-Related Diseases adopted by the International Conference on Monitoring and Surveillance of Asbestos-Related Diseases (10-13 February 2014, Espoo, Finland) has been signed by Prof. Harri Vainio, Chair of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Monitoring and Surveillance of Asbestos-Related Diseases and Dr. Kazutaka Kogi, ICOH President.

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ICOH Mid-term Meeting
8 10February 2014 Helsinki, Finland

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) kindly decided to support ICOH in the organization of the Mid-term Meeting held in conjunction with the International Conference on Monitoring and Surveillance of Asbestos-Related Diseases in the popular and reliable venue of Hanasaari Cultural Centre Espoo, Finland.

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ICOH code of ethics revision process calls for ICOH members review

ICOH Secretariat informs all ICOH members that the 2013 table of revisions of the ICOH Code of Ethics proposed at this stage, is available on the ICOH online private area.

ICOH Members are invited to send their text-related comments or recommendations to ICOH Secretariat (icoh@inail.it) no later than 20 December 2013.

The final version will then be compiled in consultation with the Code Editing Group. In this way, the revised version of the Code for its adoption, with any required modifications, will be presented at the Board Meeting scheduled during the ICOH Midterm Meeting in Helsinki next February.

We really thank all those of you who will give their precious contribution and support in order to improve and finalize a such important document in the field of Occupational Health.

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ICOH Statement on Global Asbestos Ban and the Elimination of Asbestos-related Diseases

ICOH Working Groups, members of the ICOH Board, NGOs representatives and the ICOH President, Dr. Kazutaka Kogi, examined the existing regulations and bans concerning the elimination of Asbestos-related Diseases and enriched the existing statement. This version is based on the deliberations had after receiving comments from ICOH members with regard to the 2012 statement. It is hoped that the 2013 statement reinforces the ICOH action for the global ban and the elimination of asbestos-related diseases in collaboration with ICOH members and our international allies and colleagues.
We strongly thank all those who have given their contribution dedicating their time and work on it.
We hope this ICOH statement represent an important tool towards the global asbestos ban and the elimination of all asbestos-related diseases.

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IEA/ICOH Ergonomics Guidelines for Occupational Health Practice in Industrially Developing Countries

On the occasion of the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding on Collaboration ICOH-IEA-IOHA, the IEA/ICOH Ergonomics Guidelines for Occupational Health Practice in Industrially Developing Countries are now available on both sites.

Please click here to download the Guidelines.


Memorandum of Understanding on Collaboration ICOH-IEA-IOHA

The Triple Memorandum of Understanding on collaboration among the International Commission on Occupational Health, the International Ergonomics Association and International Occupational Hygiene Association has been renewed by the Presidents of the three Associations as of May 1, 2013.

These associations are three of the most important associations concerning the relationship with ILO and WHO.

Look at the Official Memorandum signed by Dr. Kogi (ICOH), Prof. Wang (IEA) and Mr. Naerheim (IOHA).


ICOH declaration on World Day for Safety and Health at Work: 28 April 2013

The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) renews its call for joint actions for preventing occupational and work-related diseases and injuries by meeting the changing needs at the workplace in globalizing economy.

ICOH President, Dr. Kogi, stated the ICOH declaration on the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work of 28 April 2013. In the declaration, he conveys ICOH congratulations to the 94th Anniversary of the ILO.
A special reference is made in the declaration to the theme of the 2013 World Day, Prevention of Occupational Diseases.

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