Essential Occupational Safety and Health Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Assoc Prof Victor Hoe presented a paper on “Ergonomic design and training for preventing work-related musculoskeletal upper limb and neck symptoms” at the Workshop on Essential Occupational Safety and Health Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. The workshop was organised by the Cochrane Occupational Safety and Health Review Group, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), the Indian Association of Occupational Health (IAOH) and the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Scientific Committee on Occupational Health and Development (ICOH SCOHDev) as part of the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad, India. The workshop was held on the 27th September 2014 at the Avasa Hotel in Hyderabad, India.

The aim of the one-day workshop that aims to increase the uptake of evidence-based interventions used in occupational health and safety in low- and middle-income (LMIC) countries. The speakers of the workshop includes Dr Chaitanya Gulvady the President IAOH, Dr Shyam Pingle the Chairperson of ICOH SCOHDev, Mr Jani Ruotsalainen the Managing Editor of Cochrane OSH Group in Finland, Mrs Emma Sydenham the Managing Editor of Cochrane Injuries Group in the United Kingdom, Prof Malinee Laopaiboon from Thailand, Mirai Chatterjee and Dr Dileep Andhare from IIPHG, and Dr G K Kulkarni the Editor of IJOEM, Dr Vijay Rao the President of IAOH AP branch.

Dr Vivek Chandra Rao, Dr Divyang Shah and Mr K N Sen was the lead in the Group work on Interventions for dust related diseases, Interventions in chemical industries and Interventions for injury prevention respectively.

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