A wide range of workplace conditions have been implicated as risk factors for a variety of health problems. These workplace conditions include shift work, long work hours, psychosocial stressors, as well as physical conditions.
Occupational groups exposed to a large number of work stressors are found to be at high risk for hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, peptic ulcer disease, headache, musculoskeletal disorders, burnout, depression, anxiety and other undesirable outcomes.
6th ICOH International Conference on Work Environment and Cardiovascular Diseases panel on the Kivimaki article, which recently appeared in Lancet in 2012, demonstrating a statistically significant relationship between Job Strain and Cardiovascular Disease in a meta analysis of 116,000 European working people.
The 31st International Congress on Occupational Health
May 31-June 5, 2015
COEX Convention Center, Seoul, Korea
The International Congress of Occupational Health is the largest international event held every three years where specialists in the hygiene, nursing and ergonomics from the government, academia and labor industries gather together to promote the occupational health across the world.
The motto of the 30th ICOH Congress was ‘Occupational Health for All: From Research to Practice’, where experts in the occupational medicine, hygiene, nursing and ergonomics from the government, academia and the business gather together.
Around 1,700 experts in the occupational health participated in the congress and there were ten key-note speeches and 30 semi key-note speeches. The number of special session hosted was 119 with 65 speeches and 528 poster speeches.
KOSHA hosted 4 special sessions including special session on the culture of prevention during the congress, in which international organizations and related associations such as International Labor Organization(ILO), International Society Security Association(ISSA) and German Social Accident Insurance(DGUV) gave presentations on activities and strategies on the culture of prevention through implementing the Seoul Declaration. The participants also discussed ways to promote the Culture of prevention and share information. Around 100 specialists in the occupational health industry participated in the special session.