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Face-piece respirators (N95s and N99s) donated and deployed from Canada

Charitable alliance between Vitacore Industries (Vancouver, BC) and WHWB VItacore Industries is a Vancouver based, Canadian manufacturer of respirators including their proprietary CAN95 and CAN99 (equivalent to N95 and N99) surgical masks. The great news is that they are readily available in Canada and can be ordered online. In addition, Health Canada has certified both the CAN95 and CAN99 as being authorized for use. This …

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Workplace Health Without Border Webinar

Taking Stock, Looking Forward: African Perspectives on Occupational Safety & Health  in the time of COVID Thursday, May 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 3:00 p.m. West Africa Time (UTC 14:00) Register here COVID-19 has laid bare fundamental gaps in health at both policy and practice level in Africa. Workers in the informal sectors are the …

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Training – Seventeen Countries, Three Languages, 48 Participants

Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB) partnered with OSHAfrica[1], University of Brasilia[2], IOHA[3], BECOH and the OHTA[4] to provide training in an alternative fashion. The pandemic has caused us to rethink our approach to training, often moving to 100% online due to the pandemic’s travel constraints. Using both synchronous (together) and asynchronous (on your own time) …

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WHWB Webinar with Dr. Jukka Takala, March 11, 10:00 a.m. EST on Zoom

Register here.    As part of our series, Taking Stock; Moving Forward – Reflections on Occupational Health in the time of COVID, Dr. Takala will document how COVID-19 has revealed gaps in workers’ protection and how it has compounded the risks which already fall disproportionately on the most vulnerable workers.    Dr. Takala has a unique, global perspective …

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WHWB co-sponsors letter to Canadian officials on aerosol spread of COVID-19

WHWB, along with several other Canadian non-profit organizations, sponsored a letter to Canadian government officials about aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2.  The letter, signed by more than 500 occupational health and safety experts, physicians, nurses, engineers, and scientists, calls for recognition of aerosol transmission and more efforts to provide good ventilation and PPE to prevent COVID-19. …

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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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