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We have just established a Mentor program to match experienced occupational hygienists with new entrants to the field of occupational hygiene. We are actively seeking projects to improve the quality of working life for workers everywhere. We are working on a training module on the hazards of silica exposure and their control. This will be contributed to the collection of modular occupational hygiene training materials produced by OHTA and available at the www.ohlearning.com website.
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Fellow Workplace Health Without Borders Members,
I am part of a small firm dealing with occupational health issues in Ecuador. At the moment I am working on a project concerning a factory that produces asphalt. I would like to find out where it is possible to buy used basic monitoring equipment for OEH such as;
Air sampling pumps
Indoor Air Quality Monitors (CO, CO2)
Heat Stress Monitors (WBGT)
Heart Rate Monitors and Surface Temperature Probes
Light Meters and Luminance Meters
Digital Anemometers and Manometers
Sampling supplies eg. filters, badges, tubes and sampling solutions
Technology is a keystone to the fundamentals of research and diagnosis of OEH issues. If you can, please let me know where I can find good used equipment. I have lived in the States for a while and know that many companies buy new equipment almost every year. I would like to find out if there is an NGO, university or company that sells or donates old equipment.
Thank you for your time,
-para expertos en Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional-
El trabajo en el campo de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional requiere cada vez más conocimientos de inglés científico. Por esta razón el Centro para la Salud Internacional (CIH) de la Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) ofrece cursos de inglés científico especialmente para expertos en Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional de Latinoamérica.
Estos curos forman parte de la Maestría en Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional Internacional de la LMU y ahora también se puede participar sin estar inscrito en la Maestría. Los cursos se llevan a cabo online y son perfectamente compatibles con cualquier horario de trabajo.
Para más información sigan este enlace: http://tinyurl.com/cru72w9
Jagdish Patel of the People’s Training And Research Centre in Gujarat, India has sent us a link to another article describing how the production of the ‘agate’ stones used in jewelry and rosary beads are killing workers in India. Please follow the link below to read the full article.
How the shiny ‘agate’ stones in jewelry and rosary beads are killing workers
We have been offered a donation of 5 Gilair-5 tri-mode sampling pumps plus a Dri-Cal calibrator and rotameter. The donor wants to make these available for non-profit use and will pay for shipping . If you represent or know of a group that can make good use of these pumps, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1. In your email, please specify how and when the recipient will use the pumps, how users have been or will be trained to use them and how they will be maintained to ensure they remain operational for as long as possible. If you are interested in being trained by WHWB in the use of the pumps, please let us know that too. We will consider all requests before making a decision on the disposition of this equipment. Also, please let us know if there is other occupational hygiene equipment you would like to obtain for non-profit purposes, as we may be receiving other donations in future.
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