IOHA Announces IOHA 2018 Keynote Speakers

The International Occupational Health Association (IOHA) announced Tuesday that Nancy Leppink, JD, will be the opening keynote speaker for the 2018 IOHA International Scientific Conference.

The International Occupational Health Association (IOHA) announced Tuesday that Nancy Leppink, JD, will be the opening keynote speaker for the 2018 IOHA International Scientific Conference. Leppink is the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Chief of the Labour Administration, Labour Inspection, Occupational Safety and Health Branch.

Leppink’s keynote is titled “The Consequences of Globalization on Worker Health and Safety in Developing Countries." She will speak on the history of the LIO and its functions in tripartite collaboration, such as assisting governments of developing countries with regulatory structures and OHS management systems. Leppink’s presentation will be held Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.

In addition, Roger Alesbury, MSc, Dip OH, CFFOH of the Occupational Hygiene Training Association (Ret.) will be receiving the IOHA Lifetime Achievement Award. Alesbury’s presentation will discuss examples of developing programs in places where there are few or no resources for occupational hygiene. He will also speak on thoughts and reflections based on a lifetime in occupational hygiene. His presentation is Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at 11 a.m.

IOHA 2018 will take place at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington D.C., from Sept. 24-26, 2018, with professional development courses offered Sept. 22, 23, and 27. This year’s theme is “Bringing Better Health to Workers Worldwide.”

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