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South African Society of Occupational Medicine

SASOM is a Professional Society, registered as a special interest group with the South African Medical Association and affiliated to the International Commission of Occupational Medicine (ICOH).

Annual Congress 2022


After not holding and annual congress over the past two years (2020 and 2021) due to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, SASOM will hold a CPD-accredited virtual annual congress over four months in 2022 and offer its members four congress sessions with individual themes, with four presentations in each session.

The session programmes are under development and more details will be shared with members soon.

29 July 2022

Session 1: Updates on chemical exposures and medical surveillance

 13h00 – 17h00

26 August 2022

Session 2: Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

 13h00 – 17h00

16 September 2022

Session 3: Updates on ergonomics, musculoskeletal disorders, and physical factors at work

13h00 – 17h00

28 October 2022

Session 4: Updates on occupational health and medicine: Workplace legislation, ethics, and compensation

 13h00 – 17h00

What we do


To enhance the quality of life of the working population of South Africa during employment and into retirement.


  • To promote, protect and enhance the health of the working population of South Africa.
  • To further all aspects of occupational health in South Africa.
  • To be the guardian for ethical and medical standards of Occupational Medicine.
  • To be the professional information resource on occupational health matters.


Contribution to national and international occupational health policies and strategies

Safety Promotion

Ongoing development and promotion of healthy and safe work, work environments and work organisations

SASOM Logo use by other organisations

  • In principle, no one other than SASOM is allowed to display its logo.
  • SASOM Chair have the authority to allow ad hoc displays; e.g. display stands at congresses, Occ Health magazine etc.
  • Any use of the logo is limited to written authorisation by the SASOM Chair.
SASOM Approved

Our Partners Nationally & Internationally.


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Contact Info


Office Hours

Mondays – Fridays: 9am – 4pm
Saturdays – Sundays: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed


Get in Touch

Email: info@sasom.org
Tel: +27 (0) 87 288 0893
WhatsApp: +27 (0) 66 070 5396