Category: Occupational Safety

  • A Worker's Guide to Health and Safety
    • Some dangers, such as noise or lack of water and toilets, often affect all workers in one factory. Other dangers, like exposure to chemicals, harm workers doing certain jobs more than workers doing other jobs in the same factory.
  • Basic Occupational Health Services: Strategy, Structures, Activities, Resources
    • This guideline was produced with the support of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health as the first document in the series of new tool sfor implementation of the decision of the joint ILO/WHO Committee on Occupational Health to develop Basic Occupational Health Services in collaboration with the International Commission on Occupational Health, ICOH, and as a joint priority during the 5-year period.
  • Browse Occupational Safety and Health Topics: Industries & Occupations
    • Portals to pages for injury prevention in various industries and occupations.
  • Information Package on Environmental and Occupational Health
    • A set of four brochures with corresponding poster messages providing a comprehensive and consistent information package in four environmental health areas has just been published. Each brochure provides an overview of the issues, challenges and goals.
  • Mining Safety and Health Site
    • Web site devoted to various aspects of mining safety and miner health.
  • NIOSH Construction Safety site
    • Website devoted to injury prevention in construction.
  • Occupational Hazards for Women
    • The studies compiled here have been selected from a comprehensive anthology on women which originally concerns water, nutrition and agriculture, housing and shelter, domestic fuel shortage and indoor air pollution. The last section on occupational Hazards is the focus here and only a fraction of the myriad hazards faced by women in their paid and unpaid work is addressed.
  • Occupational Health and Safety
    • A document foucusing on occupational health and safety for environmental and occupational health students.
  • Occupational Health, Safety, and Hygiene
    • The material is designed to provide a clear and concise account of the principles and practices of occupational health safety and hygiene, and it is primarily suitable for students following diploma in environmental health sciences.
  • Occupational Health: a Manual for Primary Health Care Workers
    • The classic approach to ensuring health and safety in the workplace has depended mainly on the enactment of legislation and inspection of workplaces to ensure compliance with health and safety standards. While this approach has been effective in controlling many specific occupational hazards since the Industrial Revolution, it has not been very effective in the past several decades, particularly in developing countries, for several reasons.
  • Protecting Healthcare Workers: Preventing Needlestick Injuries Toolkit
    • Contains training materials fact sheets, guidelines.
  • Safe Handling of Healthcare Waste
    • This includes information about how to assess the health care waste problems in your center or community. It also offers some ideas about how to reduce the amount of dangerous waste created by health care.
  • WHO Modules in Occupational Health, Hygiene and Safety
    • Modules designed to provide education for professionals who are charged with the responsibility of protecting the health of workers: public health officers, physicians, nurses, policy makers, labor inspectors and worker health and safety advocates.
  • Work Dangers and Solutions
    • A book describing the dangers of various occupations and situations in factories.