Mission

Healthy work for all.

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Working conditions and health

Poor working conditions and poor education and information result in high rates of occupational and work-related diseases and injuries, including fatalities, and in low productivity and low work participation rates.

 

This is true both in high and low-income countries. Policies and concrete measures should be in place to reduce the risks and to strengthen human capacities preventing the losses of lives, health, and working capacity, often causing poverty for families and communities.

Occupational Health

Professional Occupational Safety and Health organizations and activities are needed to support workers, enterprises, and communities in the improvement of working conditions and health.

Work participation of vulnerable groups such as people with chronic medical conditions, may need professional assistance as well.

However, the large majority of workers and enterprises don’t have professional aid. Appropriate online information and referral facilities for complex cases are often missing.

In several countries, well-educated primary and community health care provides basic activities for workers’ health (occupational health). In this way, primary health care can make a difference while occupational safety and health experts are providing education, support, and referral options.

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Mission of LDOH

The foundation LDOH is an initiative of occupational health experts, who have done occupational health projects all over the world, in countries like Turkey, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Chili, Peru, Colombia, and Antiles. LDOH  has the mission to support professionals through developing and promoting good quality education and information on Occupational Safety and Health. Our focus is on supporting Occupational Safety and Health experts and committed primary and community healthcare professionals and volunteers. So, we want to contribute to meeting the huge global need for good education, training, and information. In this effort, we want to join other initiatives in the overarching objective of Universal Health Coverage (WHO).

Strategy

As there is a shortage of well-educated professionals in the world, the foundation will contribute to the development and evaluation of new education and training programs and modern learning and information materials and facilities.
New ICT facilities and social media will give us so far unknown chances. We see it as a challenge to use new online opportunities optimally, often in blended forms: mixed with face-to-face contacts. International and interdisciplinary collaboration in these efforts is a must, given the common challenges and scarce resources.

Activities

The foundation will start projects and activities to foster the mutual exchange of information, materials, and experiences nationally and internationally. Building on activities of the committed experts, access will be offered to quality learning materials, tools such as guidelines, and information. Appropriate course programs and learning materials will be developed.

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