About IAOH India

It was in the steel city of Jamshedpur, in the year 1948, that three visionaries of industrial medicine as it was known then, nurtured an idea of establishing a National Scientific Forum where problems related to Industrial Medicine could be discussed. The visionaries were Lt. J.R.Kochar, Col. Najib Khan and Maj. R.C.Tarapore. It was through their relentless efforts that the Society for the Study of Industrial Medicine (SSIM) India was ceremonially inaugurated on 9th July 1948, with an initial founder membership of 28.

At the very first meeting, these three doyens were elected as the first torchbearers of the organization. The society, not been aimed as an exclusive origination of physicians working in industry, including safety engineers, personnel and welfare officers,

President Message

Dr. (Maj) Bishwadeep Paul
President, IAOH

I consider it an honour to serve as National President for the term 2023-25 and to be a part of an organization that not only sets benchmark and gives knowledge back but allows friendships to be created within the Occupational Health fraternity.

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IAOH India launches nationwide health campaign, promoting workplace wellness and mental health awareness.

IAOH hosts successful summit, addressing occupational health challenges.

IAOH India collaborates with leading medical institutions to advance research on occupational health and safety.

Office Bearers IAOH India

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Dr. (Maj) Bishwadeep Paul
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Dr. Kishor Parikh
Hon. Gen Secretary
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Dr. Hitesh Shingala
Vice President
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Dr. Ashish Mishra
Vice President
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Dr. Nikunj Desai
Finance Secretary
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Dr. J. Vijay Rao
Immediate Past President
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Dr. Bobby Joseph
IJOEM Editor

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IAOH Affiliations

The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) is an international non-governmental professional society whose aims are to foster the scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health and safety in all its aspects. It was founded in 1906 in Milan as the Permanent Commission on Occupational Health. Today, ICOH is the world's leading international scientific society in the field of occupational health with a membership of 2,000 professionals from 105 countries.

The ICOH is recognised by the United Nations as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and has close working relationships with ILO and WHO.

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Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine-IJOEM (ISSN-0973-2284) is an official peer-reviewed, open access official publication of Indian Association of Occupational Health.

BOHS Manual

BOHS (Basic Occupational Health Services)

Please click here to View / Download the manual for Primary Care Providers for formal industry. The editorial work for this is done by Ramnik Parekh and Suvarna Moti and is published by Indian Association of Occupational Health (IAOH).


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