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 October
2019

Healthcare Estates

  • 08 October 2019

Healthcare Estates is the unrivaled platform for Estate Managers, Directors, Facilities Managers etc to network with industry colleagues while sourcing and specifying the latest healthcare products and services. 

Taking place on the 8th-9th of October, Healthcare Estates conference, exhibition and awards dinner offers you the chance to meet over 200 exhibitors and source the latest information for products and services 

Event info
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If you would like to contact us, please use the attached form and we will get back to you. Alternatively, call or write to us at our Head Office in Edinburgh or one of our regional offices.

Our office hours are: 

Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 5.15pm

Our head office numbers is +44 (0)131 449 8000

Email: info@iom-world.org