International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)

Commission internationale de la santé du travail (CIST)
Comisión Internacional de Medicina del Trabajo (CIMT)

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13 June 1906, Milan (Italy), at 1st International Conference, as Commission internationale permanente pour l'étude des maladies professionnelles. Subsequent name changes: 1929 to Permanent International Commission on Industrial Medicine -- Commission internationale permanente pour la médecine du travail; 1957 to Permanent Commission and International Association on Occupational Health (PCIAOH) -- Commission permanente et Association internationale pour la médecine de travail. Present name adopted 1984.


Foster scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health and safety, in all its aspects, on an international basis.

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2018 Dublin, Ireland – Triennial Congress

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Arranges international congresses on occupational health; promotes special meetings; collaborates with international and national bodies and societies having similar aims; establishes committees in various fields of occupational health.

'Scientific Committees and Scientific Working Groups' (35), carry carry out research and studies on special subjects, convene symposia, publish reports and report periodically to the International Congress and General Assembly:

 • Accident Prevention;

 • Ageing and Work;

 • Allergy and Immunotoxicology;

 • Cardiology in Occupational Health;

 • Education and Training in Occupational Health;

 • Epidemiology in Occupational Health;

 • Health Services Research and Evaluation in Occupational Health;

 • History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases;

 • Indoor Air Quality and Health;

 • Industrial Hygiene;

 • Musculoskeletal Disorders;

 • Nanomaterials Workers' Health;

 • Neurotoxicology and Psychophysiology;

 • Occupational and Environmental Dermatoses;

 • Occupational Health Nursing;

 • Occupational Medicine;

 • Occupational Toxicology;

 • Occupational Health and Development;

 • Occupational Health for Health Care Workers;

 • Occupational Health in Chemical Industry;

 • Occupational Health in the Construction Industry;

 • Radiation and Work;

 • Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace;

 • Respiratory Disorders;

 • Rural Health: Agriculture, Pesticides and Organic Dusts;

 • Shiftwork and Working Time;

 • Small-Scale Enterprises and the Informal Sector;

 • Thermal Factors;

 • Toxicology of Metals;

 • Unemployment, Job Insecurity and Health;

 • Vibration and Noise;

 • Women Health and Work;

 • Work and Vision;

 • Work Disability Prevention and Integration;

 • Work Organization and Psychosocial Factors.


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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 99 countries
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