Improving Global Worker Health and Safety Through Collaborative Capacity Building Initiatives
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This book outlines a broad variety of capacity building projects in OH. It also introduces detailed experiences of occupational hygienists working abroad and working on special global topics including a discussion of how global trade agreements influence the practice and policy within OH. It describes the special needs of informal workers who do not have a "typical" employer and special challenges of creating university curricular guidelines for OH, building competency and increasing capacity. This book also informs experienced professionals in international OH building initiatives and directions.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Building OHS Capacity at the Grassroots. 3. Workplace Health Without Borders. 4. Promotion of Occupational Hygiene Through Education. 5. The Developing World Outreach Initiative. 6. Collaborative Efforts to Reduce Exposures to Industrial Pollutants. 7. International Education, Research and Service Opportunities. 8. Building Consensus for International Standards. 9. The Role of Equipment and Services Vendors. 10. Capacity Crashing – The Ongoing Transfer of Dangerous Jobs. 11. Analysis and Comparison of Occupational Hygiene Capacity and Practice. 12. International Occupational Health and Safety Consulting. 13. An Analysis of the Impacts of National Regulation. 14. International Trade Agreements and Impact on Worker Health and Safety. 15. Creating and Expanding the European Network. Conclusions. References.
Dr. Thomas P. Fuller is a Professor in the Occupational Safety and Health Program at Illinois State University. He has a Doctor of Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Industrial Hygiene, a Master of Science in Public Health from The University of North Carolina, a Master of Business Administration from Suffolk University. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienists, a Certified Safety Professional, and a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Dr. Fuller is the current President of the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA), and Chair of the IOHA Education Committee. He is a past Chair of the AIHA International Affairs Committee (IAC) and is currently Chair of the IAC Emerging Economy Microgrant Subcommittee. Dr. Fuller is a Contributing Editor for the American Journal of Nursing, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the National Safety Council, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Panel of the journal of Occupational Hygiene Southern Africa. As a member of the International Commission on Occupational Health he serves on the Industrial Hygiene Committee and the Working Group on Infectious Occupational Agents. He is also a Board member of the Occupational Hygiene Training Association.