Workplace health firm IOM sets up in Singapore

Man using mouse IOM specialises in a range of workplace health services and research

An Edinburgh-based workplace health specialist has opened an office in Singapore as it looks to break into Asian markets.

The Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) will initially focus on the safe use of nanomaterials in emerging technologies and occupational hygiene.

IOM opened its office with support from UK Trade and Industry and Scottish Development International.

It will provide research and consulting services in Singapore.

Chief executive Phil Woodhead said: "Singapore represents a wonderful opportunity for IOM to expand its international reach, whilst supporting one of the world's most vibrant industrial centres.

"With so much diversity in both traditional and high technology industries, Singapore presents IOM with an ideal opportunity to deliver best practice solutions in relation to all forms of workplace hazards and associated diseases."

IOM was established in 1969 as an independent charity by the British coal industry in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh, and became fully independent in 1990.

It employs about 140 staff in Edinburgh, Chesterfield, London and Stafford.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Scotland business stories



  • RihannaCloud caution

    After celebrity leaks, what can you do to safeguard your photos?

  • Cesc FabregasFair price?

    Have some football clubs overpaid for their new players?

  • Woman and hairdryerBlow back

    Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?

  • Rack of lambFavourite feast

    Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?

  • Members of staff at James Stevenson Flags hold a Union Jack and Saltire flag UK minus Scotland

    Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.