About us

The Institute for Work and Health (IST) is a foundation under Swiss private law, primarily supported by the cantons of Vaud and Geneva. The Institute is a reference in its field, and in addition its role in the promotion of occupational health, its missions are research, teaching, analysis and consulting.

Within the framework of its overall mission in the field of public health, the IST is dedicated to developing work on the relationship between work and health It strives to contribute to the promotion of good working conditions that will benefit employees, the economy and society as a whole.

Thanks to its comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach, the IST has become Switzerland's leading centre of excellence in the field of health at work.

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