SASOM NEWS - December 2013
At the end of a busy year in which SASOM hosted three conferences and the SASOM Chapters and Branches, 21 local academic meetings, we wish to thank all SASOM members for their support.
SASOM issued the 7th Edition of the SASOM Guidelines with major revision in line with legislation, in March 2013. Revision of the 34 guidelines is ongoing as legislation is amended and we address comments from SASOM members.
The next major project is the support for the African Regional Association of Occupational Health (ARAOH) Congress in June 2014. SASOM is acting as their Interim Secretariat. Visit the website at www.araoh.org for details.
As Chairman, Prof Daan Kocks and the members of the Executive Committee wish all SASOM members, their colleagues and families a time of peace over the holiday season.
May 2014 bring you good health, happiness and great success – especially in our efforts to bring occupational health to all workers.
African Regional Association of Occupational Health (ARAOH) Congress: 12 - 14 June 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya
As you may know, SASOM is acting as the Interim Secretariat of the African Regional Association of Occupational Health. An International ARAOH Congress is planned for 12 - 14 June 2014 in Nairobi in Kenya - a call for papers will go out shortly. We hope that many readers will be able to attend this uniquely African International Congress. Visit the website www.araoh.org or email
for more information.
ARAOH Call for Papers Nov 2012 (14.47 kB)
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.