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About Us

OHSI Constitution

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OHSI objectives:

  • To raise awareness of the health effects associated with a working environment.

  • Promote the science of occupational hygiene as an entity within the broad area of occupational safety and health in Ireland.

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of information and updating of current developments in
    occupational hygiene.

  • Organise scientific meetings on specific subject areas


OHSI History

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The Occupational Hygiene Society of Ireland (OHSI) was formed in 1986. Its membership comprises broad interest group including occupational hygienists, occupational physicians, scientists and occupational health and safety practitioners.


The Society provides a consultative forum for the exchange of information and ideas for the control of occupational ill health.


The Society is a member of the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) whose function is to promote and develop occupational hygiene through out the world, promote the exchange of occupational hygiene information, to encourage the development of occupational hygiene and ensure a high ethical standard in occupational hygiene.


The IOHA has members in 35 countries worldwide.

2023 council members:

  • Shara Smith (Hon.President)

  • Claire Tully (Hon. Vice President)

  • Edel Costello (Secretary)

  • Sorcha Burke (Membership Secretary) 

  • Eoin Collins (Treasurer)

  • Frances Wright

  • Jacinta Byrne

  • Anne Moore

  • Alison Connolly

  • Nuala Flavin (Immediate Past President)

  • Niamh Donohue

  • Michelle McDermott

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The original OHSI Logo design was inspired by the Book of Kells, created in the 9th Century.  

In 2022 the OHSI looked to update the logo and created the rebrand you see today. The colours chosen to represent occupational health in Ireland and the letters OHSI are visible within the artwork. 

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