SAIOH supports OSHAfrica Conference OSHAfrica invites SAIOH members to apply for scholarships to attend


The Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH) is supporting the historic,

first-ever pan-African occupational health and safety Conference organised by OSHAfrica.

The introductory Conference will be hosted by South Africa, at Emperors Palace, from 18 to

20 September 2019. The Conference presents a strategic opportunity for our members and

our organisation. SAIOH recognises this as an opportunity to accelerate our regional

strategy to grow the occupational hygiene profession in Africa, and to introduce reciprocity

and recognition of SAIOH-registered members in other African countries.


The Conference also creates an opportunity to support the realisation of several international

and regional agreements and goals, such as the WHO/ILO Program for the Elimination of

Silicosis by 2030; the UN Sustainable Development Goals; the African Union Agenda 2063 –

a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development; information

sharing protocol on mining in SADC; and the use of common standards.


The first day of the Conference has many occupational hygiene keynote speakers, and a

session titled ‘Occupational hygiene challenges and solutions in Africa’ that will be chaired

by the SAIOH President. SAIOH will be exhibiting, and our members are invited to offer

support either by providing information or as volunteers to staff the stand.


Exciting news for our members is that the OSHAfrica Conference organising committee has

secured scholarships/sponsorship for members to attend the Conference. For more

information on the scholarship, please visit the OSHAfrica conference website:  


Report by:

Celia Keet – SAIOH President


Norman Khoza – Vice-President


Julie Hills – Immediate Past President


Deon van Vuuren – SAIOH General Manager



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