The Society of Occupational Medicine

The Society of Occupational Medicine is the UK organisation for all healthcare professionals working in or with an interest in occupational health.

It is concerned with:

     

  • the protection of the health of people in the workplace
  • the prevention of occupational injuries and disease
  • related environmental issues

 

The Society stimulates interest and research in occupational medicine and works with the government, the healthcare community, health charities and other bodies to promote a healthier workforce. It also acts as the voice of occupational medicine, responding to consultative documents and media enquiries on issues affecting the speciality.

A national leader in providing continued professional development and education for all doctors and healthcare professionals working in occupational health, it is also a forum for the exchange of ideas, best practice and networking opportunities.

A registered charity, founded in 1935 as the Association of Industrial Medical Officers, it changed its name to become the Society of Occupational Medicine in 1965. In 2012, the Society opened its membership to health professionals working in occupational health.