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
02 April
2019

OH2019 Brighton

  • 02 April 2019

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, Rob Aitken (CEO),  is presenting a keynote at OH2019; 'The IOM at 50, lessons from the past and directions for the future.' Following the keynote listen to members of our research team discuss emerging health risks in 21st-century workplaces. You can also meet our Laboratory team at our exhibition stand.

Event info
'The IOM at 50, lessons from the past and directions for the future.'
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