Online Program

International Experiences in Health and Safety

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The purpose of this session is to present and disseminate international efforts in Occupational Health and Safety(OHS). This session has been organized for the last 5 years where presenters from around the world presented their experiences. Many of the presentations led to learn better the situation in other countries and develop international partnerships to advance the research and action efforts in OHS. Every year the session has attracted more international presenters, new section members and co-sponsor from other sections. In the past, we have identified the need to allow more time for Q/A and discussion. We have reduced to number of presenters(from 5 to 4) to allot more time for discussion.
Session Objectives: Identify research and action in Occupational Health and Safety around the world. Analyze experiences taking into consideration the different contexts and populations in Occupational Health and Safety from other countries. Discuss how International Occupational Health and Safety efforts can contribute to on-going efforts in the United States. Demonstrate the need of international collaboration and constant experience exchange to global Occupational Health and Safety problems.

Table 1
A qualitative analysis of colombian campesinos' use of pesticides: Contextual, interpersonal and individual factors   
Ysabel Polanco, MD, MA. PhD, Barbara Curbow, PhD and Mary Ellen Young, PhD
Table 2
Structural causes of occupational injuries and illnesses: A comparative analysis of Spain & u.s   
José Aureliano Martín Segura, PhD, Prof, José Luis Navarro Espigares, PhD, Prof, Mgr, Paul Landsbergis, PhD, MPH and Irene Martín Fernández, Student
Table 3
Impact of the explosion and fire at Caribbean petroleum tank terminal in bayamon Puerto Rico   
Vidisha Parasram, MPH EOH, Maria Mazzocchi and Christina E. Morgan, MPH
Table 4
Health of bakery workers in Lebanon   
Rima R. Habib, PhD

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

Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by: International Health, Vietnam Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)