COVID-19: We are here to serve you


In these unprecedented times, I am writing to outline how IOM is responding to the challenge we are all facing with the escalating Covid-19 pandemic and to reinforce that we are committed to continuing to provide the high level of service you have come to expect from us.

IOM’s purpose is to improve people’s health and safety at work, at home and in the environment through excellent independent science. Our clear priority, and our core purpose, is to ensure the health and safety of our staff, customers, partners and the wider public, and to maintain the continuity of our research and services.

Through the use of technology, we are well equipped to support agile and flexible working so that our staff can continue to work with you and keep in touch. We are also helping with the wider efforts to fight this pandemic through our hospital ventilation and RPE teams’ work supporting frontline healthcare professionals.

We're here to help

We are here to support you and your staff in any way we can during these uncertain times. Please read our COVID-19 page to understand how IOM can help and follow our social media updates.

With my very best wishes to you, your colleagues and your families,

Rob Aitken, CEO

  • IOMworld Posted: yesterday
    Want expert advice about how to stay physically and mentally fit whilst working from home? @CIEHF has launched a po…
  • IOMworld Posted: yesterday
    Sean Semple and IOM's John Cherrie discuss the role occupational hygienists and research has in the fight against C…
  • IOMworld Posted: 4 days ago
    Following our CEO message this week our 'Helping you navigate Coronavirus (COVID-19)' web page is live. You can fin…
  • IOMworld Posted: 6 days ago
    RT @IOMworld: Between 28,000 and 36,000 premature deaths in the UK annually are due to exposure to air pollution. Learn more about the stud…
  • IOMworld Posted: 9 days ago
    RT @JohnCherrie: Our research on #respirator effectiveness is very relevant to protection of healthcare workers against #Covid-19. FFP2 /N9…
  • IOMworld Posted: 13 days ago
    RT @IOMworld: Working with the WHO, we helped create a standardised method for the measurement of asbestos fibres in the air. #IOM50 Find…
  • IOMworld Posted: 20 days ago
    RT @IOMworld: British Standards commissioned us to devise a rulebook to ensure workers could safely use nanomaterials to help foster health…
  • IOMworld Posted: 25 days ago
    RT @claire_horwell: The journal article about the #IVHHN epidemiological protocols, to assess health impact in volcanic crises, is now avai…
  • IOMworld Posted: 25 days ago
    RT @SAFENANO_Online: .@IOMworld participated in the @Gov4Nano 3rd Consortium Meeting in Zurich this week, where our work on gathering stak…
  • IOMworld Posted: 27 days ago
    RT @IOMworld: Working with the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board, we helped launche the first centre of excellence for the safety o…
  • Contact Us

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