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.

Future Events

2021 Melbourne, Australia – Triennial Congress

2020 Montréal QC, Canada – International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health

2020 Durban, South Africa – International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health

Past Events(3)

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Events/meetings; networking/liaising; advocacy/lobbying/activism; research and development.


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English, French.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 99 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Occupation
  • Societal Problems
    • Safety
  • Health Care
    • Health

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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