The National Health Laboratory Service’s (NHLS) Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH), is recognised internationally for excellence in research, services and training to support occupational health services not only in South Africa but also in Southern Africa through its extensive outreach activities and collaborations.
The NIOH provides cost effective occupational health services to national and provincial government departments as well as support for occupational health and safety inside the NHLS. This support work has included advice to regulatory authorities, employers, unions and individual employees.
The Wits School of Public Health, in association with the National Institute for Occupational Health, offers a Diploma in Occupational Health (DOH) over two years part-time. The diploma is for medical doctors in possession of a MBChB, MBBCh or equivalent.
The epidemiology and surveillance unit provides training on a well recognised data analysis software package STATA (stata corp). STATA is increasingly used in academic settings and those areas where flexibility in analysis is necessary.
The Wits School of Public Health, in association with the National Institute for Occupational Health, offers a Diploma and Masters degree in Occupational Hygiene over two or three part time years with a new intake of students every second year.
Dr Spoponki Kgalamono
Keynote Presentation: Research Overview and Support in the NHLS
Prof Koleka Mlisana, Executive Manager: Academic Affairs, Research & Quality Assurance NHLS
Keynote Presentation: Health Surveillance and Health Information Systems: Using Data to Protect the Health of Workers
Prof Rajen Naidoo, HOD of Occupational and Environmental Health- UKZN
HIV Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Agricultural Workers
Nosimilo mlangeni – HIV & TB Section (NIOH)
The demographics and histopathology of Basal Cell Carcinoma in the Limpopo Province of South Africa: A case series
Radzilani Manenzhe – Pathology Section (NIOH)
Reliability, validity and dimensionality of GHQ‐12 in Health Care Workers during the COVID‐19 pandemic: Structural equation modelling
Dr Clement Nyuyki – Epidemiology & Surveillance (NIOH)
Occupational Cardio-respiratory Diseases in South Africa miners at Autopsy: The First Pathology Surveillance Report within the COVID Era
Lucia N Mhlongo – Pathology Section (NIOH)
Spectrophotometric Method Development &Validation for Applied Occupational Exposure Assessment: Trichloroethylene
Lerato Monatisa – Analytical Services Section (NIOH)
Factors Affecting Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB) Treatment Outcomes in Mamelodi
Dr Wells Utembe – Toxicology & Biochemistry Section (NIOH)
Factors Associated with COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among Hospital Admitted Health Workers in South Africa: 2020 to 2022 (Preliminary Analysis)
Jonathan Ramodike – Epidemiology & Surveillance Section (NIOH)
Preliminary Findings on the Presence of Respiratory & Enteric Pathogens in Wastewater
Evida Poopedi – Immunology & Microbiology Section (NIOH)
Validation of a Method for the Routine Determination of Zinc in Urine by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
Angela Mawela and Poobalan Poongavanum – Analytical Services Section (NIOH)
Qualitative & Quantitative Characterisation of Arsenic‐binding Peptides by LC‐ESI‐MS for the Development of POC Device for SA Mines
Refilwe Moepya – Analytical Services Section (NIOH)
Impact of COVID‐19 Lockdown Restrictions on Suspected Suicide Prevalence at the JHB Forensic Pathology Services Medico‐legal mortuary
Sabine Kirchner – Analytical Services Section (NIOH)
How Far are we in Ending the Legacy of Asbestos?
Zethembiso Ngcobo – Pathology Section (NIOH)
Exercise Increases Expression of Glucose Transport & Lipid Metabolism Genes, 6h Post Exercise in Rat Skeletal Muscle
Dr Jitcy Joseph – Toxicology & Biochemistry Section (NIOH)
Gold nanoparticles (AuNP) uptake and toxicity in representative cells
Millicent Magogotya – Toxicology & Biochemistry Section (NIOH)
Comparison of Amended OEL‐MLs in the Regulations for Hazardous Chemical Agents with International Limits
Karen du Preez – Occupational Hygiene Section (NIOH)