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Faculty of Occupational Medicine

We are the national professional and training body for Occupational Medicine in Ireland, working to ensure the highest standards in health at work

We are accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland and are proud to meet the strict standards required to deliver postgraduate specialist training in Occupational Medicine.

Established in 1976, we are one of six postgraduate specialist training bodies based in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. We have over 500 Members, who are experienced Consultant Occupational Physicians and leading experts in their field.

What is Occupational Medicine?

Occupational Medicine is a clinical medical specialty that deals with the interface between work and health.

Occupational Physicians combine their knowledge of basic science (e.g. noise exposure and effects on hearing, radiation exposure effects, toxicology) with an understanding of legal issues surrounding workplace safety and employment equality. Insight into how business works and what constitutes good management is also essential.

Occupational Medicine involves preventative programmes such as immunisations, health surveillance (e.g. audiology for noise exposure), rehabilitation of workers with an illness or disability, and advising organisations (governmental and business) on how to best optimise the health of their most important asset, their employees.  

Occupational Medicine also has various subspecialties, such as Diving Medicine and Aviation Medicine.

Attendees at the Faculty's annual Smiley Lecture at RCPI, November 2019

Faculty of Occupational Medicine Annual Report 2020

Read the Faculty's most recent annual report

Contact us

Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Tel: +353 1 863 9700