The PEROSH group is happy to welcome the Swiss Institute for Work and Health (IST, Institut universitaire romand de Santé au Travail) as a new partner and its director David Vernez as new member of the Steering Committee. We are looking forward to a successful collaboration!
Affiliated to the universities of Lausanne and Geneva, the Institute for Work and Health (IST, Institut universitaire romand de Santé au Travail) is a foundation under private law, mainly supported by the cantons of Vaud and Geneva. Its mission is research, teaching, assessment and consultancy as well as promotion in the field of occupational health. As part of its public health mission, IST is dedicated to the development of the relationship between work and health. It contributes to the promotion of healthy working conditions for the workers, the economy and the society. Located at Lausanne University Hospital Center (CHUV), the Institute for Work and Health is made up of four distinct divisions: Workers’ Health, Work Environment, Medical consultations and Services. IST has over eighty employees. IST is the only organisation of this kind and with this scope in Switzerland and its specialists have already gained a national and international reputation in their disciplines.
As a research organization, IST aims to disseminate occupational health knowledge and contribute to the progress of the scientific community, while bringing relevant support to the regional and national stakeholders. In this context, the Institute produces applied research around key themes in occupational health. His field of study covers the areas of exposure science, environmental engineering, occupational medicine and Human Factors.