The Saeed Awan Lecture

The Saeed Awan Lecture “Immersive Occupational Health: An innovative approach to reaching rural workers” Presented by: Dua Awan and Abdul Rehman Alvi, M.D On ZoomOctober 26, 20239:00 a.m. EDT, 13:00 UTC, 18:00 Lahore (Pakistan) Workers in traditional rural industries and international supply chains seldom receive much occupational health attention. Saeed Awan took this as a […]

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WHWB Calendar

We have added an events calendar to the  website as a convenience to our visitors. You will find a link to this calendar under the About Us menu in the header above or listed in the site footer at the bottom of the page. In the calendar you will find references to our upcoming events.

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Nail Salon Workers Network

WHWB has added a new committee and project. The Nail Salon Workers Network is a group of salon workers and occupational health professionals concerned about the health hazards faced by nail salon workers. This committee is presently co-chaired by Anne Rochon Ford and Cate Ahrens. More details can be found here. If you are interested

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Join WHWB Aus

Join WHWB-Australia We are inviting people to join our organization and lend their expertise, enthusiasm and time to fundraising and developing projects to help prevent occupational illness worldwide. Anyone studying, working or interested in occupational health, safety and hygiene is welcome to join.  

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ILO adopts ‘Safety and Health’ as one of five Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

On June 10, 2022, following several years of preparation, the principle of a safe and healthy working environment was added to the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. (The other core principles are: freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory

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Accomplishments

WHWB-US Board member Dr. David Goldsmith has had three abstracts accepted for the September International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) meeting “Management of the Afghan Refugee Resettlement Crisis and Integration Challenges” with Absaar Ateeq; and “Lithuanian Refugee Crises: Comparing Middle Eastern/African and Ukrainian Migrants” with Ruta Brazinskaite. The latter two abstracts grew from the efforts

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Metal Workers in Nairobi Kenya

WHWB-UK is involved with a project among informal workers in Kenya. This project will initially focus on noise from metal workers as illustrated in this video clip: https://youtu.be/PGPUVJv6aQM.    A grant application has been approved to fund provision of hearing protection starting with a small pilot group of informal workers in Mombasa. Subject to COVID restrictions,

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