Oct 9, 2014

Occupational Health and Safety Guide for small employers

The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)  has developed an occupational health and safety guide for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries.

Dr. Tee Guidotti of ICOH’s Scientific Committee on Occupational Health and Development, who led development of the guide, encourages WHWB members and partners to use the guide in our work and distribute it widely to the target audience. “All we ask,” says Dr. Guidotti, “is that 1) the content of the document not be changed (except for translation), 2)  it be made available free or for very low cost, 3) ICOH be kept informed on how it was used and the outcome, and 4) however it is distributed, full credit be given to ICOH and to the authors as listed in the Guide.”

The OH Guide is designed to be a practical introduction to the basics of worker health protection for SMEs.  It is also intended for multinational employers to use in promoting worker health protection among their vendors and contractors. French, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, and Chinese versions are in the works.

You can access the Guide, evaluation survey, an Executive Summary and project description at this link.

Source: Workplace Health Without Borders