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February 18th, 2008

International conference covers workplace health

Abstract:
Increased economic prosperity has resulted in more attention being paid to the field of occupational safety and health, organizers of the seventh International Occupation Hygiene Association's (IOHA) conference said yesterday.

"We are honored to hold the IOHA conference in Taipei this year. It is an international vote of confidence in Taiwan's commitment to this field," said Chang Cheng-ping (張振平), director of the occupational hygiene division of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), housed under the Council of Labor Affairs.

Researchers and experts from 34 different countries will discuss a wide range of topics pertaining to occupational safety and health, from traditional hazards such as exposure to heavy metals to new challenges such as the possible health ramifications for workers dealing with nanotechnology materials.

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