EMUTOM Toxicological agents and chemicals

EMUTOM Effects of work: toxicological agents and chemicals Concise description This EMUTOM lesson contains the basic knowledge of occupational toxicology, chemical exposures at the workplace and the principles of environmental and biological monitoring. Examples are given on how to manage potential cases of occupational poisoning. After completing this lesson, you will be able to recognize […]

Virtual Patients: Occupational accident international

This Virtual Patients lesson is relevant for medical students and professionals working in health care. In this lesson, you are welcome in the Workers hospital in Santiago de Chile. You will learn how Mr. Valdez suffers from a severe occupational accident, and how he is treated. An international team of doctors consists of a head […]

Virtual Patients: Work accident due by alcohol

This Virtual Patients lesson is relevant for medical students and professionals working in health care. In this lesson,  we will talk onwards about alcoholism, work and accidents. We visit the Austria House, The Clinic of Politraumatisms, Burns and Plastic Surgery, in Romania. Can you characterize “chronic classic alcoholism”, alcohol metabolism, and alcohol effects on health? […]

Virtual Patients: Stomach cramps and anemia

This Virtual Patients lesson is relevant for medical students and professionals working in health care. In this lesson, a young patient in a hospital with severe abdominal pain is submitted to an acute abdomen procedure. What blood tests and other examinations are needed? How to interpret a large number of laboratory values? What is the […]

MOOC: Chemicals and Health

Chemicals and Health is a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) provided by the website Coursera. Through this website you can sign in for this present course, in which you will learn about chemicals, the way people can be exposed, how you can measure chemicals in a body, how it affects your health and also attention […]


This lesson teaches you essential principles about toxicology. Topics like dose and dose-response, toxic effects, physiology, the role of chemicals in body functions, standards and guidelines for environmental and occupational exposure, absorption, distribution and excretion are discussed. In total, ToxTutor contains 15 sections, in which per section included topics and learning objectives are described. Often […]

Virtual Patients: A Needle Stick Injury

This Virtual Patients lesson is relevant for medical students and professionals working in health care. In this lesson, a junior doctor who works on an internal medicine ward is challenged to diagnose a patient with complaints like weight loss, tiredness, poor appetite, and pain in the legs and arms. During the process of diagnosing the […]

Manual en Diagnóstico, Tratamiento y Prevención de Intoxicaciones Agudas por Plaguicidas (Manual on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of acute poisoning by pesticides)

An extensive manual especially developed for the education of nurses, doctors and other primary care personnel in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of acute pesticide poisoning. The manual consists of 9 chapters (modules). The first module discusses the general aspects of pesticides, such as definitions, pest and pesticide classification, use and adverse effects of pesticides […]

Orientation on Health and Safety for New Agricultural Workers

This interactive lesson teaches about safety behavior, legislation and recognition of job-related hazards. Furthermore, the lesson is a guide in hazards that are common in the broad range of agricultural work, including working alone, violence, working with chemicals, slips and falls, lifting by hand, machinery and equipment, confined spaces, electricity, and handling animals. The lesson […]

Health, Safety and Environment: A Series of Trade Union Education Manuals for Agricultural Workers

This material consists of a series of training manuals, made for educators of agricultural workers to tackle their health, safety and environmental problems. The manuals do not generally consist of ready-to-use material, but need adaptation (e.g. restriction of the topics, translation into local language, integration of local regulations, usage of examples that meet the participants’ […]

An introduction to workplace safety and health

A free course consisting of 6 lessons in workplace safety and health. The following lessons are presented: 1. Hazards in the workplace, 2. Measuring Risk, 3. Controlling Risk, 4. Safety Statement, 5. Reporting Accidents and Incidents, and 6. Responsibility. The course is developed towards young people (post primary education) to introduce them into the health […]

Manual Material Handling / Manipulación Manual de Cargas

A bilingual (Spanish and English) training module for employers with Hispanic workers. The goal is to increase the awareness that material handling is the cause of a large number of injuries and illnesses. It is learned to identify the most common unsafe material handling practices leading to the injuries and illnesses. The module gives also […]