11/03/2003

A Global Strategy for Occupational Safety and Health

The World Health Organization (WHO), backed by its collaborating centres, is
taking steps to address occupational injuries and diseases and reach workers
around the world that do not have access to occupational health services and
information.

The World Health Organization’s Global Strategy lists eight major priorities to
combat traditional and emerging health issues and boost prevention:

- Promoting healthy work environments

- Strengthening international and national policies for health at work

- Establishment of appropriate support services for occupational health

- Developing occupational health standards based on scientific risk assessment

- Developing human resources

- Establishing registration and data systems and information support

- Strengthening research

- Strengthening occupational health services

Further information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)