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According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 80% of the working people have no professional support for their occupational safety and health. This means that for billions of people, protection against hazards in their work may be poor or even not available. The same holds for the adaption of the work to the capacities of the worker and for the encouragement of a healthier behavior at work and a healthier lifestyle. In many countries the services for occupational safety and health are not yet organized well. Because of the poor coverage and quality of services, every year millions of people develop a work-related illness, or worse: thousands die due to an accident in their work. This is unnecessary and shouts for better protection and for the spread and implementation of current knowledge about safe and healthy work.
It is this need that made some leading experts in occupational safety and health to propose a stepwise development of basic services in occupational health, available and affordable for all, focusing on the local situation and fully supported by the community. This demands for some minimum of training, but also for the broad availability of good training materials. It is this website that collects, selects and organizes the learning materials that are available on the Internet free of charge or for low prices, when presented by nonprofit organizations. In addition, it brings the local communities a portal for demands for specific needs, as well as an opportunity to share own training materials, experiences, questions, plans and programs.
Workers’ Health Education is an initiative of the Coronel Institute of Occupational Health (prof. dr. F.J.H. van Dijk), Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The initiative is part of, and supported by the WHO Network of Collaborating Centers in Occupational Health. After a pilot phase, the official start of the website was organized at the 30th ICOH conference in Cancún, México, in March 2012.
Anyone is invited to share valuable learning materials with this initiative, so that all those lacking protection will be better protected in future! If you want to know the latest materials added, please subscribe to the Newsletter.