Registrations are NOW OPEN – ASM2020 – 19-22 March 2020
The Organising Committee for ASM2020, including AFOEM as our Scientific Program Partner, is pleased to announce that registrations are now open!
Close on the heals of a very successful event in Adelaide, the 2020 ASM will be something out of the ordinary with “Four Days on the Island” to connect, learn and share in the picturesque historic town of Launceston, Tasmania.
The conference venue, Peppers Silos Launceston, is idyllically located on the banks of the Tamar, offering sweeping views over the river and just a short walk to the city centre.
The location, combined with a diverse selection of site visits, workshops and technical sessions, as well as numerous social and networking events will provide a unique and memorable experience.
We are pleased to announce that ANZSOM members have free online access to Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM), the official journal of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London
ANZSOM is proud to be a signatory of The Health Benefits of Good Work initiative lead by AFOEM. Our commitment to the principles outlined in the Consensus Statement and companion position statements is reflected in this Charter of Principles.
The International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative (IOMSC) is a medical and scientific organization that provides an assembly for representatives of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) societies worldwide. ANZSOM is pleased to be a member society of IOMSC. For more information about IOMSC visit https://www.iomsc.net/
Online membership subscription renewals are now open for 2020. Click here to renew your membership.
Corona Virus update
CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) OUTBREAK: Rights, roles and responsibilities of health workers, including occupational safety and health
WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus and to provide timely advice on measures to protect people’s health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.
Health workers are at the front line of any outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them at risk of infection with an outbreak pathogen (in this case COVID-19). Hazards include pathogen exposure, long working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout, stigma, and physical and psychological violence. This document highlights the rights and responsibilities of health workers, including specific measures needed to protect occupational safety and health.
This is an evolving situation, these documents may be updated in the coming days and weeks.
Working in heat and air pollution
Heat and air pollution from bushfires can be hazardous and can cause harm to people working in both indoor and outdoor work environments. Employers have duties under work health and safety laws to manage these risks and protect worker health and safety. Safe Work Australia have put together resources and information about the potential hazards and risks associated with working in heat and air pollution.
ANZSOM's Learning Update aims to provide members with information and resources to support professional development. This latest update focuses on preventing long term disability in injured workers and highlights the excellent presentations delivered on this topic by our international guest speaker Dr Gary Franklin.
ICOH2021 is fast approaching, with the first announcement just released. Stay tuned for more information and start planning your attendance - a once in a generation opportunity for Australian occupational health professionals.