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Join the Pan American Health Organization/
World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
In the celebration of the

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2013
 “Prevention of Occupational Diseases"

icon Fact Sheet: Prevention of Occupational Diseases

April 28 was declared as the World Day for Safety and Health at Work declared by the International Labor Organization (ILO). It is an international commemoration for the workers who suffered injuries, diseases or were fallen at work. It also celebrates those health events that were successfully prevented. As every year, PAHO has joined it, aiming to strengthening capacities in the countries for improving and promoting worker’s health and wellbeing, and to preventing Occupational Diseases (ODs) in the Americas. To meet this goal, we have organized a short series of three webinars aimed to raise awareness and share knowledge about the creation and implementation of policies and strategies to prevent and diagnose ODs. The ODs Seminar series will take place as follows

  1. Monday, 8 April 2013: “Occupational Hygiene: a necessary science for the prevention and diagnosis of Occupational Diseases.”
  2. Monday, 29 April 2013: “Occupational Diseases: the global path for prevention and diagnosis.”
  3. Wednesday, 29 May 2013: “Launching of the Knowledge Network on Occupational Diseases: a regional effort to improve prevention and diagnosis of Occupational Diseases.”


Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2013 18:27

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