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ICOH newsletter - Volume XVII - Number 2 - August 2019 - ISSN 1795-0260

From the Editor

Greetings from the New Editor
It is my pleasure to take a responsibility for publishing the ICOH Newsletter for the term of 2015-2018. The ICOH Newsletter has been the best means of communication for ICOH activities and exchanging news among ICOH members. With the wonderful advance by the previous editor in chief, Dr Seong-Kyu Kang has done, ICOH Newsletter will be more diverse and substantial messenger for every member. The Newsletter was published 3 times a year. Yohan Shin, an OSH professional of KOSHA is going to work with me for the Newsletter.

Contents of this Issue
ICOH 2015 has successfully been held from May 31~ June 5 2015, in Soeul. Seong-Kyu Kang looked over the ICOH 2015 and summarized the academic and cultural achievements of the Congress. Outbreak of infectious disease is one of the most important issues, not only to workers, but also to the public. Amongst in ICOH 2015 in Seoul, the MERS outbreak had been a big issue since just a few days before the opening of the ICOH 2015. This issue invites Dr. Soo-Geun Kim, who experienced the outbreak of MERS which appeared as a hospital infection.

During ICOH 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, ‘The Statement on the Development of Occupational Health Services for All’ was adopted and announced for all workers around the world. You can also find substantial messages on the statement in this newsletter.

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Eun-A Kim
Editor-in-Chief,ICOH Newsletter