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Best practices in occupational safety and health, education, training, and communication: ideas that sizzle.

ICOH 2002 Oct; :1-327
Occupational injury and illness remain a daunting public health problem. According to the World Health Organization, each year worldwide, an estimated 160 million cases of work-related diseases occur and work-related injuries and diseases kill an estimated 1.1 million people. Economic losses are equivalent to 4% of the world's gross national product. The occupational safety and health community faces increasing challenges to protect workers. Therefore, it is necessary to insure that occupational safety and health trainers and practitioners have the education and training to meet these rising demands. Enhanced and innovative approaches in education, training, and communication for occupational safety and health practitioners, for those doing worker training, and for the general workforce and public need to developed and utilized. Many issues pertinent to worker training must be addressed, including the appropriate application of new technologies, use of train-the-trainer strategies, and methods for promptly identifying and responding to new information needs, given varied geographic locations. This conference will help to meet these educational and informational needs by inviting participants to share, debate, and further develop important strategies. In addition, participants will identify and critically examine state-of-the-art practices that target these developing issues. This international, multidisciplinary conference will stimulate cooperation and collaboration among worldwide representatives responsible for worker health and safety.
Occupational-health; Occupational-diseases; Training; Occupational-safety-programs; Employee-health; Education; Educational-resource-centers
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Best Practices in Occupational Safety and Health, Education, Training, and Communication: Ideas That Sizzle, 6th International Conference, Scientific Committee on Education and Training in Occupational Health, ICOH, In Cooperation with The International Communication Network, ICOH, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, October 28-30, 2002
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division