n Occupational Health Southern Africa - SASOM and African representation at the OHHW2019 Conference in Hamburg

Volume 25 Number 6
  • ISSN : 1024-6274
  • E-ISSN: 2226-6097


The 11th Conference on Occupational Health for Health Workers (OHHW2019) was held at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg, Germany, from 22 to 24 October 2019. The event was a joint effort between the International Commission on Occupational Health’s (ICOH) Scientific Committee (SC) on Occupational Health for Health Workers (OHHW), the ICOH SC on Women, Health and Work (WHW), the ICOH SC on Occupational and Environmental Dermatoses, and the ICOH Working Group on Occupational Infectious Agents (WG OIA). The International Social Security Association’s (ISSA) Section of Healthcare and Welfare was a contributor, and the German Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in Health and Welfare Services (BGW – Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege) provided further support and financial sponsorship. The Conference was endorsed by the following organisations: ICOH (Italy); the International Labour Organization (ILO, Switzerland); the European Agency of Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA, Spain); and the French National Research and Safety Institute for the Prevention of Occupational Accidents and Diseases (INRS – Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité).

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