Welcome to the WHWB Blog

Welcome to the WHWB Blog. We are open to suggestions from members about what they would like to see here and what they would find most useful to them as occupational health professionals. Remember that nothing on this site is cast in stone and we are continually making changes to improve the site’s usefulness. We …

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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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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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WHWB Joins Commit to CARE

  Workplace Health Without Borders has joined AIHA and IBEC as a partner for the new Commit to C.A.R.E. campaign, a public education initiative that aims to raise awareness and knowledge among employers and employees about keeping workplaces and communities safe from airborne infection transmission. The initiative encourages businesses to pledge their commitment to C.A.R.E. for …

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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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Webinar – Global Workplace Silica Exposures and Health Risks

Webinar – Global Workplace Silica Exposures and Health Risks The emergent silica exposure hazard from engineered stone is a message that all occupational hygienists need to hear. It is the key takeaway from a recent WHWB webinar that marshals the expertise of thirteen eminent occupational health professionals into an essential update on trends in silica …

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Virtual Vision Zero Summit this week

The virtual Vision Zero Summit on Safety, Health and Well-Being is being held this week on May 11, 12, and 13. Two sessions will be co-chaired by Rene LeBlanc and Tom Fuller, both WHWB members and International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) Board members: Building OSH Capacity Through Higher Education, Online Learning, and Credentialing https://japan.visionzerosummits.com/japan-2022/timetable-31a/ Health/Hygiene/COVID-19 …

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Global Asbestos Awareness Week Webinar

Global Asbestos Awareness Week Webinar On Friday, April 8, OSHAfrica in partnership with ADAO, National Institute for Occupational Health, AUDA-NEPAD held a webinar to observe Global Asbestos Awareness Week. You can link to the recording of the webinar here.