The Institute of Occupational Medicine
The Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) is one of the leading providers of workplace health research and consultancy services. Our expertise extends across a very wide range of scientific disciplines.
IOM employs around 140 staff who help deliver safer working environments and healthier working lives for thousands of organisations around the world. From our UK base and headquarters in Scotland, we have 5 regional offices (Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Stafford and Chesterfield), serving our UK, European and North American clients. We established a presence in Southeast Asia with the opening of IOM Singapore in 2012.
We were established in 1969 in the UK as an independent charity, with origins in occupational health research, where we continue to have an international reputation for pioneering workplace health projects. Today our remit also extends into certain areas of environment and public health, and to the provision of consultancy and scientific services. The main focus of our work is associated with understanding and where possible reducing the risks to health from hazards in the workplace and in the wider environment.
We have a strong international reputation for high quality published research, undertaken on behalf of our many research sponsors in government, industry and charitable institutions. In our consulting and services work, we have a reputation for high quality, authoritative and independent measurement, surveys and reporting, which we undertake for hundreds of clients – large and small – each year.