Contact Details

Jenny Acutt

National Office

(Business hours:
08:30 - 16:00)

First Floor, Argo Building
184 Erasmus Street

Pretoria, 0001
South Africa

P.O. Box 32

Tel: +27 (0)12 - 803 7418
Fax: +27 (0)12 803 7418
Fax to email: 011 507 5085

Companion South African Occupational Health Societies


South African Society
of Occupational Health
Nursing Practitioners

South African Institute of
Occupational Hygiene

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SASOM is a Professional Society, registered as a special interest group with the South African Medical Association and affiliated to the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH).

SASOM aims to protect and promote the health of workers through quality occupational health programmes and clinical excellence to the benefit of employees, employers and occupational medical practitioners.

The Society objectives are:

  • Development of Occupational Medicine as a distinct and recognised multi-disciplinary speciality
  • Continuing professional development of members through accredited conferences, workshops and a scientific journal
  • Ongoing development and promotion of healthy and safe work, work environments and work organisations
  • Contribution to national and international occupational health policies and strategies

The SASOM National Office is in Pretoria and the Society has three Chapters - KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and Witwatersrand and 12 branches who arrange local continuing education meetings.  See also under header - Our People.

Contact the National Office on 012 803 7418 or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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Latest News

The next SASOM Conference coincides with the SASOM AGM on 20 November 2015 in Cape Town

Click here for more information (Invitation, Programme and Agenda)


SASOM Guidelines 2015

Click here to view a list of the guidelines as well as the order form ...


SASOM branches have Ad Hoc Academic meetings from time to time

Please contact the SASOM National Office for news of activities in your area.


Radiation dose received from a chest X-ray and applicable South African standards

Read more about this under SASOM LATEST NEWS!


SASOM position on medical certificates of fitness issued by Occupational Medicine Practitioners

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Herewith the address to be used when reporting an Occupational Disease to the Chief Inspector, as per Section 25 of the OH&SA (Note - "Reporting" to the Inspectorate, not "Submitting" a COID claim)

The Chief Inspector - Attention: Mr T Szana

Street Address:

Laboria House
215 Francis Baard Street

Postal Address:

Private Bag X117


Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)

General Administrative Regulations, 2003
8. Reporting of incidents and occupational diseases

4) Any registered medical practitioner shall, within 14 days of the examination or treatment of a person for a disease contemplated in section 25 of the Act, give notice thereof to the chief inspector and the employer in the form of WCL22.


Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)

27. Designation and functions of Chief Inspector

1) The Minister shall designate an officer serving in the Department as chief inspector for the purposes of this Act

SASOM'S 65th Anniversary

The South African Society of Industrial Health was established 65 years ago. The inaugural meeting took place on 26 July 1948 during the Annual Medical Congress at the University of Pretoria. In 1957 the name was changed to the SA Society for Occupational Health and, in 1985, it changed again to the SA Society of Occupational Medicine.




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