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Recent OHS News Roofer pays civil penalty after teen work falls to death via Business Insurance News Read article here Excerpt:An Alabama roofing contractor has paid a $117,175 penalty that was issued after a 15-year-old worker died during a 50-foot fall…. The teenager, who was on the first day of the job, fell from the
Reprotoxic Hazards at Work Jans Babkevics, WHWB-UK member, is thrilled to announce that Bite Size OH has partnered up again with SKC Ltd and NEXAM (Pty) Ltd to deliver another free webinar on 28th November at 15:00-16:30 GMT. The topic will be on “Reprotoxic Hazards at Work” and they will launch another intake for the “Global Occupational
WHWB-UK Branch Update Hello Everyone at UK Branch Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB-UK) We invite you to look at the slides of our WHWB-UK Project updates as presented at the Branch & AGM Meeting on 26th September. Below are fundraising links to some of our projects, plus other important links, and news: WHWB-UK Project Links
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
Do you want a mentor? We all can benefit from having a mentor at some stage of our career, whether we are a young person just beginning our career, or a grizzled veteran embarking on a different aspect of a field like OHS, that we may have been have been involved in for years. The
Essential, but Treated as Expendable Farmworkers are vital to climate justice. One of the pressing elements of climate change is the question of who is most at risk. Farmworkers are clearly among those who are paying the heaviest price for record-breaking heat. Their labors are essential for a steady food supply, while their health is
Black Lung Resurgence in Appalachia David Goldsmith has just drawn our attention to an article from Kaiser Health News on coal worker’s pneumoconiosis arising from high silica exposures among coal miners in central Appalachia. “I just became aware of this alarming article about CWP and high silica exposures in today’s US coal mines. Please share
WHWB’s Health Care group will offer an online course on Noise in the Workplace, beginning in February. This course is intended for professionals (e.g. physicians, nurses, health and safety specialists) who deal with worker exposure to noise. Residents of Low and Middle Income Countries may apply for a scholarship to take this course at no
In addition to wishing you a happy new year, we want to let you know about three WHWB members who were recently honoured for their dedication to occupational health. Simon Smith received the Award of Merit from the Canadian Standards Association, in recognition of his vast expertise and commitment to developing standards for respiratory protection.
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