On the present website, the content is distinguished into the following categories and subcategories. By clicking on one of the (sub)categories, all materials that belong to that (sub)category are displayed. A clarification of each (sub)category is given after the link.
General: learning materials that relate to occupational health as a whole, setting up basic occupational health services, and introducing occupational hygiene to recognize, evaluate, and prevent health risks at work. The category is split into a basic and specialist level. In the latter more in-depth material can be found on specific topics, such as statistics, epidemiology or evidence-based medicine.
- Education in basic occupational health practice.
- Education in occupational health & safety specialist practice.
Exposure, effects & accidents: learning materials that dig deeper into risk factors of biological (e.g. HIV, animal dust, etc.), chemical (e.g. pesticides, asbestos, etc.), physical (e.g. noise, vibrations, extreme temperatures, etc.) or ergonomic (e.g. lifting, pulling, static postures, etc.) nature. Risk factors for accidents are distinguished separately. In addition, learning materials are presented that cover health effects (e.g. cancer) of occupational exposure to some of the risk factors mentioned.
- Biological risk factors.
- Chemical risk factors.
- Physical risk factors.
- Ergonomic risk factors.
- Accident risk factors.
Health & work ability: learning materials that cover the relationship between chronically impaired health and ability to perform work tasks.
- Chronic diseases & handicaps.
Sectors & occupations: learning materials that specifically apply to one or more sectors or occupations. This includes the examples and cases. For the different subcategories, the classification of the ISIC Rev. 4 is followed.
- Agriculture, forestry & fishing.
- Human health & social work.
Control & care: learning materials on how to prevent or restrict exposure in a work setting (subcategory: preventive measures), but also on risk recognition and assessment, and workplace surveillance and monitoring. In addition, this category covers the health care in the work place and the rehabilitation.
- Preventive measures.
- Community strategies & policies: this category of materials does not restrict to the worker and his/her workplace, but also considers the families and community around, the education, and the living conditions in general.
- Reference material for basic services: the materials presented in this category are not learning materials in their strict sense. However, these materials can be used as help (glossaries) or background information in an educational context. Besides, links are given of other initiatives that try to educate and spread the behavior and insights of healthy work.