Virtual Patients: Lower Back Pain

This Virtual Patients lesson concerns the situation of three workers, coming from Brazil, Chile and Germany, who all suffer from low backpain. During the lesson information is given about all the causing factors of low backpain. Besides, the lesson helps to understand the pathology and meganisms of job control in relation to stress related health […]

Virtual Patients: Ergnomics Case IX – Mistake

In this virtual patient lesson, the situation of a pilot of an international airline stands central. In the aviation industry, which is a high reliability organization, themes like human error, crew resource- and risk management are important. During this lesson, the pilot is flying from Zurich to Johannesburg. Of course, the pilot and his crew […]

Virtual Patients: Electroplater

This lesson is about Mr. Kirchberger, who has complaints like a nose bleedings, a blocked nose and a hole in his nasal septum. He works for an electroplating company. The cards of this lesson guide you through the diagnostic process in which you are asked to think about the physical examinations, (laboratory) tests and possible […]

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 […]

Protect Patti. Practicing personal protection (PPE)

An online module designed to help selecting personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, to protect themselves from exposure to infectious diseases. In addition, the module supports the training in the proper use of PPE by interactive teaching of the moments and order of putting on and off of the PPE. The module also reviews […]

Control of hazardous substances

This course describes possible ways of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace, and the basic steps to recognize and control exposure. Here, the methodologies and technologies available to control exposures and, hence, reduce risks to health are described. A considerable amount of attention is paid to ventilation systems, contamination and personal protection equipment. 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 […]

Safety, health and welfare on construction sites. A training manual

This manual instructs a desirable behavior in relation to safety, health and welfare conditions on construction sites. It teaches possible solutions to the problems that one may encounter. It covers many aspects of the work on construction sites, such as: safety organization and management, site planning and layout, excavations, scaffolding and use of ladders, hazardous […]

Ergonomic checkpoints in agriculture

A handbook meant to teach and implement practical actions in rural and agricultural settings to help reduce work-related accidents and illness, improve living conditions and increase productivity. In the book, basic ergonomic principles are applied to achieve typical practical improvements in agricultural and rural settings, particularly in developing countries. The book covers on the following […]

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’ […]