WHO Offers New Free Online Courses for Frontline Responders

The World Health Organization has started a free online course platform aimed at responders to disease outbreaks and health emergencies.

OpenWHO is WHO’s new interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve responses to health emergencies. OpenWHO enables the Organization and its partners to quickly transfer life-saving knowledge to large numbers of frontline responders […]

OHTA Course – W201 offered in Hanoi, Vietnam

Fifty-four students attended the OHTA Introductory Occupational Hygiene course, held in Hanoi June 20 – 24, 2016 and sponsored by the Vietnamese National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and Workplace Health Without Borders. The course was taught by WHWB members Elaine Lindars, PhD, COH, (lead instructor), assisted by Mary […]

Canada ‘moving forward’ on asbestos ban

According to CBC Ottawa, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has made the federal government’s first commitment to move forward with a plan to ban asbestos. In an article published early today on the CBC website, they quoted Trudeau as saying:

“We’ve actually made the commitment that we are moving forward on a ban … here […]

Protesters raise lead paint issue at Sherwin-Williams shareholder meeting

A group of protesters led by San Francisco-based based Occupational Knowledge (OK) International, displayed a banner outside Sherwin-Williams’ annual shareholders meeting in Cleveland on Wednesday. This was part of an ongoing effort to pressure the paint company to do more to control the use of lead in its products.

The group consisted of members of […]

Free Online Course in Occupational Health

A group of occupational health specialists in Bergen, Norway and in Tanzania/Ethiopia have collaborated in the development of a free online course in occupational health. They have asked us to help advertise it.

The course begins 7 March 2016, and it is possible to sign up now. The course is presented at the Master’s degree […]

Formation of WHWB-US

The formation of the US branch of WHWB got off to a great start with our initial meeting at the AIHCE in Salt Lake City in June. WHWB-US has had several teleconferences over the summer, chosen officers and a board, completed the incorporation process, and located office space in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in an incubator […]