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Workers' Health

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


    Online Course / Curso en línea

    Cáncer Ocupacional y Ambiental: Reconocimiento y Prevención


    Online course on Occupational Health and Infection Control for Health Workers / Curso en línea Salud ocupacional y control de infecciones para trabajadores en el área de salud (Spanish Only)


    Toolkit to prevent needlestick injuries/ Caja de herramientas por prevención de lesiones por pinchazo de aguja  



    Spanish Link:

    Protect Patti: Interactive tool for health workers / Protejamos a Patti: Herramienta interactiva para trabajadores en salud



    Manual for managers on health and safety / Manual para gerentes de salud y seguridad

    English link

    Spanish Link

    Guidelines on Natural ventilation for infection control / Guía Ventilación natural para el control de las infecciones


    English link

    Spanish link


    For more resources on workers' health, click here:

    Resources in English

    Resources in Spanish

    Última atualização em Ter, 11 de Junho de 2013 18:00

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