3057.0 International Occupational Health and Safety Issues

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
Six stimulating papers from presenters with extensive experience in the global occupational health field. Papers examining lean manufacturing in China, corporate responbility, and other safety issues in Asia as well a central american effort to educate physicians in occupational health.
Session Objectives: 1.Recognize the new workplace health hazards created by "lean manufacturing" techniques in industrial settings, both in China and internationally; 2. Articulate the new hazard control measures required to effectively reduce or eliminate adverse health impacts resulting from lean manufacturing techniques; 3. Develop an effective approach to recognizing, evaluating and controlling occupational health hazards arising from new technologies, such as lean manufacturing, in industrial production in China and globally.
Garrett D. Brown, MPH, CIH

9:00 AM
Prómocion de Salud y Seguridad de Trabajadores (PROSSTRAB): A union-medical school partnership for improving occupational health in Nicaragua
Aurora Aragón, Miguel Ruíz, Lylliam López, MPH, Rubén Sandino, David Egilman, MD, MPH, Belinda Forbes, DDS, Susanna Rankin Bohme, MA and Marion Billings, MSc

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing