WHO launches Healthy Workplace Publication

On the occasion of the World Day for Health and Safety at Work (April 28), the World Health Organization (WHO) is pleased to launch their publication entitled “Healthy workplaces: a model for action.” Currently the document exists in English and Spanish (refer to the healthy workplaces webpage for more information). Other languages are planned for the near future.

Multi-stakeholder Approach
The framework and model of healthy workplaces is based on a systematic literature review and a multi-stakeholder approach involving the Trade Unions, Employers, the ILO, OHS specialists, and NGOs. It will be followed by the enlargement of the network for healthy workplaces, which everyone is invited to join at this link:
https://extranet.who.int/datacol/survey.asp?survey_id=1355
Username: healthy workplaces
Password: healthy

The input of the network members will be required for meeting planned activities which involve development of practical global guidance; guidance for national levels, sectors, companies (organization, team, division, worker); piloting the guidance in different settings; developing training modules, as well as reviewing and developing cost-benefit models easily to be undertaken by employers to obtain Return on Investment indicators.

A global consultation on healthy workplaces is planned provisionally for the end of January 2011 in the WHO Regional Office of the Eastern Mediterranean, in close collaboration with the WHO Regional Adviser for Occupational Health.

Need something to divert you from those quicktrim reviews? Click here to download and read the WHO publication in its entirety.

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