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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).

SASOM Roadshow 2024

News release

SASOM proudly hosted the first session of its highly anticipated Roadshow 2024 in Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha. This hybrid event brought together experts and practitioners in occupational medicine from across South Africa to delve into the theme “Occupational Medicine as a Peer-Based Discipline.”

Join Us for Session 2 of the SASOM Roadshow 2024

‘Peer-Review Networking for Occupational Medicine Practitioners (OMPs)’

Following the success of our first session in Port Elizabeth, we invite you to join us online for this interactive and informative session. Engage with experts, network with peers, and participate in dynamic discussions focused on peer-review networking for OMPs.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and connect with fellow professionals in the field of occupational medicine.

Date: Wed, 14 August 2024
Time: 13h00 – 17h00
Format: Virtual (via SASOM Zoom platform)

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.