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2014

  • Asbestos Surveys Laid Bare

    One of the myths about asbestos is that it needs to be removed whenever it is found to be present.  Much like any specialist industry, the asbestos sector has a mixture of different companies for whom...

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  • Action on Air Quality Report

    There has been prominent coverage in the media of the UK House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s report “Action on Air Quality”, which makes numerous recommendations on how to reduce people’s...

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  • New e-guide to help smaller businesses manage stress

    A new e-guide, developed on behalf of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) by the IOM, and designed to encourage small enterprises manage psychosocial risks and stress in the wo...

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  • Launch of nanOsing

    The nanOsing collaboration was launched this week (18th November) at the International Workshop on Nanosafety organised by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.  NanOsing is a multidisciplin...

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  • New Research Director

    Following John Cherrie’s decision to stand down from the post of Research Director, the IOM has appointed Martie van Tongeren as the new Research Director with effect from 1 November.  In addition, Hi...

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  • IOM supports the IOSH Campaign to cut work cancer deaths

    An industry-wide campaign to cut the number of deaths from occupational cancer will be launched on the 3 November in London.  Around 8,000 people die from cancer and 14,000 contract the disease each ...

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  • Return to Work after Beating Cancer Project

    In the UK in 2011 there were 331,000 people diagnosed with cancer. This equates to around 910 people being diagnosed every day (Cancer Research UK, 2014).  In relation to cancer survival half of peopl...

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  • IOM welcomes four new Governors

    IOM are delighted to announce the appointment of four new Non-Executive Board Members / Governors, who bring a wealth and diversity of experience to our organisation. Alastair Atkinson is CEO of Dy...

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  • IOM Public Lecture: The Exposome

    Dr David Balshaw gave a Public Lecture in Edinburgh on Monday 15th September on 'The Exposome'. The exposome is a new approach to help characterize human exposure to help scientists investigate the ca...

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  • Public Lecture on the Exposome

    The IOM Centre for Human Exposure Science (CHES) is pleased to announce a public lecture on the Exposome, which will be delivered by Dr David Balshaw from the US National Institute for Environmental H...

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  • e-capacit8 Stakeholders Workshop

    Stakeholders Workshop 29th September 2014 Edinburgh The aim of the e-capacit8 project is to develop an e-learning platform to support occupational health and safety professionals when managing work...

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  • NSS 2014

    Professor John Cherrie, IOM's Research Director, will give a keynote speech on "Eliminating occupational cancer" at the National Safety Symposium in Nottingham on Monday 8th September.                ...

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  • Help IOM to test a stress information toolkit

    The Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) is currently carrying out a project funded by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU OSHA) to develop an information toolkit on stress and p...

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  • Working Safely with Lead

    Two cases were reported in the press recently serving to highlight the importance of working safely with lead. Not only can exposure result in ill-health for those exposed, and a possible suspension f...

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  • Customer Survey Results

    Thank you to our many customers who took part in our annual customer survey in January and we are delighted that the results are indicating that our customers value the quality of the work we undertak...

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  • e-capacit8 project – interested stakeholders

    The e-capacit8 project (http://www.e-capacit8.eu/) aims to strengthen the capacities of European occupational health and safety professionals so they are better equipped to support the process of work...

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  • Prof John Cherrie Recipient of BOHS's Thomas Bedford Award

    Congratulations to Prof John Cherrie ,IOM's Research Director, who is the latest recipient of BOHS’s prestigious Thomas Bedford Award.  This award is given to mark outstanding contributions to the fie...

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  • DIY: Asbestos does not discriminate

    IOM are at the forefront of issues which affect us all; from asbestos management to occupational hygiene.  From time to time, some of our staff will produce articles on a specific subject, which will ...

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  • Return to work after cancer: consideration of safety and health needs

    IOM is pleased to announce that IOSH have agreed to fund a research project to examine occupational safety and health issues surrounding return to work for people who have been treated for cancer. Th...

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  • IOM Lunchtime Talks Programme 2014

      IOM Lunchtime Talks Programme 2014 Date of TalkSubject Speaker 3rd April The human health impact of contaminated land project Eric Dede Date TBC "Know what" and "Know how...

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