EPICOH Scientific Committee
on Epidemiology in Occupational Health


EPICOH's Mission

The Scientific Committee on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) of the ICOH has as its main function, promotion of communication among epidemiologists, industrial hygienists, and other occupational health scientists worldwide.

EPICOH provides a forum for the discussion of problems unique to the study of health and work. With membership open to occupational epidemiologists and other scientists worldwide, EPICOH provides a variety of forums for discussions, critical reviews, collaborations and education on issues of occupational exposures and their human health effects.

EPICOH’s official journal is Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM), a peer-reviewed journal published by BMJ. OEM publishes high quality research relating to hazards in the workplace and to environmental contaminants and their health effects.

EPICOH's Philosophy

To foster the study of health and work, EPICOH encourages and supports the following:

General Information

EPICOH is an international organization that forms part of the ICOH, and has 83 members from 45 countries.

Topics addressed by EPICOH members include occupational exposures (e.g. stress, metals, pesticides, radiation, non-industrial indoor environments), health effects (e.g. cancer, musculoskeletal diseases, respiratory diseases, injuries), methodology (e.g. biomarkers, experimental design, exposure-assessment, meta-analysis, risk assessment, statistics), environment-gene interactions, and ethics and law.