Research for Health Protection
The Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance (IPA)
The Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social
Accident Insurance is an institute of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (IPA).
IPA's research work aims at the reduction of health risks of employees due to various hazardous substances. The goal is to develop preventive measures as well as to improve diagnosis and therapy of occupational diseases and to support the German Social Accident Insurance.
Five closely linked IPA centers conduct interdisciplinary research projects in the fields of Medicine, Epidemiology, Allergology/Immunology, Toxicology, and Molecular Medicine.
One world – One Vision: International Symposium on Cancer Control in Paraguay
From October 3-5 2016, the international symposium "Cancer Control in Latin America and the Carribean" takes place in Asunción, Paraguay, organized by UniNorte from Paraguay and supported by the Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine (IPA) and the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV). The Symposium aims at improving cancer prevention in the region. Further Information
DGUV Prevention Yearbook: Vision Zero One World - One Vision
Prevention speaks one language. 2014 was a special year for the German Social Accident Insurance. Long and intensive preparations culminated in August in the international occupational safety and health community being welcomed to Frankfurt and the "XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014: Global Forum for Prevention". In this yearbook, all are invited to take a tour of the World Congress 2014 and the topics presented by it.
Facts & Figures
With its "Facts & Figures" brochure in English, the IPA is pleased to introduce the key areas of its research to the broader international audience. The IPA's research concept has always been geared towards the practical requirements of occupational safety and health: the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases.
With its IPA-Flyer in English the IPA gives a short overview about the key areas of the five center of competence. More
Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine
of the German Social Accident Insurance
Institute of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (IPA)
Bürkle-de-la-Camp Platz 1
Tel.: +49 234 3024 501
Fax.: +49 234 3024 505
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