For more than twenty years, the mission of the University of Maryland’s Occupational Health Program (OHP) has been to prevent occupational and environmental diseases as well as related disability while promote worker’s health, with a local, national, and global focus. We have partnered with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), WHO, PAHO as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) especially in the Americas to promote health and safety in the healthcare sector.
Partnership with PAHO
- The University of Maryland Occupational Health Program (OHP) as well as other PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres has provided technical assistance to PAHO’s Health, Safety, and Well-being Committee during its three-day workshop to identify occupational hazards for PAHO workers, discuss their overall well-being and define the role and actions of the Health, Safety, and Well-being Committee.
- The OHP provides critical assistance during the three-day workshop in Guyana on occupational health issues that affect health care workers. The workshop included a discussion of interventions and resources in order to address occupational health and safety hazards in the health care sector, and identified “champions” willing to take action to tackle these issues.
- They also partnered with PAHO and NIOSH to assist representatives from Jamaica in drafting a plan to assess the occupational and environmental status of the health care facilities in their countries.