Gert van der Laan has dedicated his career to workers’ health. He is a founder of the Netherlands Centre of Occupational Diseases (Nederlands Centrum voor Beroepsziekten) and a senior consultant in Occupational Medicine with both national and international experience in consulting, research and education. His particular research topics are occupational cancer, occupational neurology and raising awareness and vigilance in occupational health. Gert is a Temporary WHO Consultant in Asbestos-related Diseases and Chairperson of the International Commission of Occupational Health SH Rural Health (ICOH). He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Milano and active in The Foundation for Learning and Developing Occupational Health (LDOH).