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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.

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