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Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Occupational Medicine doctor on site

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 close to 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 or Aviation Medicine.


2017 Dates For Your Diary

  • Faculty of Occupational Medicine Spring Conference, Friday 28 April 2017
  • Faculty of Occupational Medicine Autumn Conference, 6 October 2017
  • Smiley Lecture, Friday 17 November 2017

International Congress of Occupational Health (ICOH) 2018

We are looking forward to welcoming occupational physicians, researchers and other healthcare professionals from around the world to Dublin from 29 April to 4 May 2018 for the 32nd International Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH).

Contact us

Barbara Conneely

Faculty Coordinator, Faculty of Occupational Medicine and Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Tel: +353 1 863 9728

Contact Barbara for queries relating to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine or the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.