International Occupational Safety and Health Knowledge Network
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International Occupational Safety and Health Knowledge Network

Occupational safety and health (OSH) is an area where good practices in different contexts could be shared and one that could also be given higher priority in international cooperation.

Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General
Message on the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, 28 April 2013
Enhancing OSH knowledge and information networking activities is a strategic objective of the ILO. A key role is to enrich the worldwide dialogue on prevention through various means and activities aiming together at strengthening and actively supporting the contribution of knowledge in OSH to the large societal debates on the topic. The CIS network provides a basis for collaboration among OSH agencies, institutions and organizations.

Network news

  1. Morocco

    2014 – the year of health at work

    28 March 2014

  2. Knowledge for Prevention Initiative

    New strategic orientation for the international network of CIS centres

    04 November 2013

Network events

  1. 51st meeting of the CIS network

    11 - 12 November 2013, International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin, Italy

  2. Defining European OSH strategies up until 2020

    9 - 10 October 2013, Brussels, Belgium

Members of the CIS network


View the CIS Centres in a larger map. Download the list of CIS Centres.

Featured members of the CIS network

  1. Canada

    Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
    National Centre – since 1979

  2. Finland

    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) 
    National Centre – since 1960

  3. France

    National Institute for Research and Security (INRS)
    National Centre – since 1959

  4. Germany

    German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)
    Collaborating Centre – since 1995

  5. Japan

    Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA)
    National Centre – since 1960

  6. Republic of Korea

    Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA)
    National Centre – since 1989

  7. South Africa

    National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH)
    National Centre – since 1995

  8. Spain

    Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)
    National Centre – since 1961

  9. Spain

    Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo (INSHT)
    Collaborating Centre – since 2012

  10. United Kingdom

    Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
    National Centre – since 1959

  11. United Kingdom

    Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
    Collaborating Centre – since 2009

  12. United States of America

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    National Centre – since 1960

  1. Regional newsletters

    Finnish Institute of
    Occupational Health (FIOH)

    FIOH publishes in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the ILO triannual newsletters in English for the Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. FIOH also publishes a newsletter for the Barents region.

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