IOM launches in Singapore

Date: 01 September 2012

IOM launches in Singapore to support healthier and safer workplaces.

IOM (Institute of Occupational Medicine), the UK-based workplace health and safety organisation opens its new research, consulting and services business in Singapore today (3rd September 2012).

As Dr Phil Woodhead, CEO of IOM explains:

"Singapore represents a wonderful opportunity for IOM to expand its international reach, whilst supporting one of the world's most vibrant industrial centres. With so much diversity in both traditional and high technology industries, Singapore presents IOM with an ideal opportunity to deliver best practice solutions in relation to all forms of workplace hazards and associated diseases."

"With support from the Economic Development Board of Singapore, UK Trade and Industry, and Scottish Development International, we have established our Singapore office in the heart of the central business district and have built our team around some of the foremost experts from Europe in the fields of occupational hygiene and the safe use of nanomaterials in emerging technologies."

Rob Aitken, Managing Director of IOM Singapore adds:

"We will be introducing ourselves to Singapore businesses, government agencies and public sector providers over the weeks and months ahead. Our first activity will be to participate at the 8th Occupational Safety and Health Asia exhibition (12-14th September) in Suntec and we will then be at the 9th IOHA conference at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 18th - 20th September. We are also delighted that the opening of our business will be officially marked by a reception at Eden Hall, hosted by the British High Commissioner, HE Antony Phillipson on 18th September. It promises to be a busy start and we are extremely excited about having a presence in Singapore and working with companies and agencies alike to help deliver healthier workplaces for all."

The arrival of IOM in Singapore is an example of how Singapore is leading the way in the pursuit of best practice in healthier and safer workplaces in the region.

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