Alert and sentinel approaches for the identification of work-related diseases in the EU

This is a Powerpoint presentation about alert and sentinel systems for the identification of occupational diseases, published on the site of OSHA Europe, for an expert audience. The presentation¬†highlights the findings of a major project on alert and sentinel approaches to identifying emerging occupational health risks and new work-related diseases. The research will allow a […]

MOOC: Occupational Health in Developing Countries

Occupational Health in developing countries is a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) provided by the website Future Learn. Through this website you can sign in for this present course. Following the course enables you to increase knowledge about topics like occupational health and diseases, risk factors for illness and injuries at workplaces, workplace hazards and […]

YouTube: training videos about 22 informal industries in India for Primary Health Care

The Indian Association of Occupational Health has posted 24 YouTube videos on Basic Occupational Health Services for Informal Industry via the Primary Care Ecosystem. These training videos are about 22 informal industries in India; the target group is primary health care. For example, videos pay attention to work history taking, working conditions, symptoms of health […]

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 in Occupational Medicine

Medical cases in the field of occupational medicine show how physicians, in occupational health or in clinical practice, are confronted with risk factors at work that endanger health. On the website of CASUS, 34 cases are presented in English, 17 cases in Spanish, and 17 cases in German (accessed 30 September 2021). Most cases in […]

Work Improvement in Small Enterprises (WISE)

Work Improvements in Small Enterprises (WISE) is a training program developed by the ILO to assist small and medium-sized enterprises in improving working conditions using simple, effective and low-cost techniques that provide direct benefits to owners and workers. The training emphasizes the link between good working conditions and productivity and the importance of employer-employee cooperation […]

Ergonomics essentials

This course gives insight into the relation between the working human and his/her workplace, tools, handling of materials, and environment. It will deal with all those aspects that make work easier, more healthy and efficient, if applied in the right way. It will bring understanding why physical work may parallel a risk for health, especially […]

Course in Basic Occupational Health Service

This course aims to educate in the principles of occupational health services (OHS) in general, and in the strategies for developing Basic Occupational Health Services (BOHS) for primary health care providers. The course consists of the following 7 modules: 1. Introduction to Basic Occupational Health Services, 2. Stepwise development of the OHS system, 3. The […]

Advising on fitness for work and supporting rehabilitation (secondary health care)

This lesson, designed more or less specifically for the situation in the UK, helps to create awareness for the beneficial effect of remaining in or returning to work. It also identifies the principles of effective rehabilitation and helps in the proper formulation of an advice (in a so-called fit note) to support the rehabilitation of […]

A lesson in raising awareness: Making the Occupational Link (secondary care level)

This lesson, designed more or less specifically for the situation in the UK, raises awareness for the possible occupational causes of illnesses. It stresses, interactively, the most common areas of occupational health problems, and possible sources of additional information. In addition, it teaches which questions should be asked to a person with health complaints to […]