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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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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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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WHWB at BOHS International Day 2021

WHWB participated in the British Occupational Health and Safety’s (BOHS) first International Day as part of their annual meeting. The day’s message was “Connecting the Minds, Creating the Future” by addressing the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Clink this link to listen to all the speakers or here to hear WHWB’s Jennifer Galvin

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