Our charitable purpose

We are a registered Scottish Charity (No.SC000365) originally established in 1969.

Our work aims to improve the understanding of the factors affecting human health in the workplace and in the wider environment and promotes practices which lead to improvements in the health of workers and the wider population.

We have four main charitable aims:
  1. To carry out research into occupational and environmental health.
  2. To publish and communicate the findings of our research.
  3. To lead the advancement of education in these fields.
  4. To provide independent advice and guidance on occupational and environmental health matters.

 

We have expertise in a wide variety of diseases and illnesses where occupational or environmental factors may be implicated. These include cancer, respiratory disease, dermatitis, neurological conditions, musculoskeletal disorders and workplace stress.      

In 2017-2018, our scientists authored or co-authored 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers, two book chapters, one technical memorandum and four other published reports.

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EVENTS
08 July
2021

Application of health impact assessment for environmental and occupational exposures

  • 08 July 2021
  • 11:00-12:00

Join us on the 8th of July as Will Mueller shares insights on how to implement Health Impact Assessment (HIA) methods in environmental and occupational scenarios. His seminar will be of particular interest to those in occupational hygiene and air pollution research. The talk will allow others to capitalise on what went well and learn from some of the challenges, leading to more accurate, informed and impactful research from colleagues. 

The HIA is an important evaluation tool used to judge the potential health effects of a policy, programme or project on a population, particularly on vulnerable or disadvantaged groups and by using it in different settings it can help to facilitate cleaner environments and healthier workplaces.  

Running from 11:00-12:00 there will be a presentation followed by questions. 

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