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Occupational health. A manual for primary health care workers.

A training manual describing the major occupational health items (work environment, occupational diseases, ergonomics, psychological factors, accident prevention, health education, epidemiology, and special attention for women and children and small scale enterprises) for primary health care workers, being the target group for education. The manual is divided into modules, starting with objectives that are formulated very generally. Each module consists of only plain text without illustrations, and ends with a set of exercises which again are formulated very generally. No feedback on the exercises is provided.

The material is meant for use by learners. However, because of the lack of illustrations and feedback, stimulating lessons should be organized around the manual.

Although within the document it is stated that the manual is copy right protected and may not be reproduced, it can be downloaded free of charge from the WHO website.



Original Authors:

Not indicated; the contribution of 18 persons is acknowledged.

Original affiliation, ownership:

Not indicated

Year of publication:


Charge for use or free:

Not indicated


Target group(s):

OSH experts; or in training

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

Fully useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

Not indicated. If all exercises are performed and feedback on these is given, probably several weeks.


Intellectual property and copyright:

Before downloading, changing, disseminating and/or using the lessons and courses, please look carefully at the conditions given by the authors or owners of the materials related to copyright or creative common conditions or other conditions for the downloading, changing, further dissemination and kind of use of the materials (non-commercial vs. commercial).

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