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AUS-106 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health

Director / Head: 
  Dr Wendy Macdonald
 




Institution:
  Centre for Ergonomics & Human Factors
  La Trobe University
Address:
  La Trobe University, Bundoora
  3086
  Bundoora VIC
Town:
  Victoria
Country:
  AUSTRALIA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  + 61 3 9479 5746
Fax:
  + 61 3 9479 5784
Date of Designation:
  27/Mar/2013
Last Redesignation:
  27/Mar/2013
Expiry:
  27/Mar/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. Contribute to the development of a toolkit for workplace use in managing risk of musculoskeletal disorders. 
  2. Develop a network of experts in risk management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders 
  3. Liaise with the WHO network on behalf of the IEA (NGO in official relations) regarding possible IEA contributions to the network's workplan, including IEA work on musculoskeletal disorder risk management. 
  4. Contribute to the implementation of the WHO Global Plan of Action for Workers' Health and collaborate with members of the network towards defined outputs and products 
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Subjects:
  1. Occupational health 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres) 
  3. Development and application of appropriate technology 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 8.3 - Technical assistance and support provided to Member States for strengthening national occupational and environmental health risk management systems, functions and services.
  Ower: 8.2 - Technical support and guidance provided to Member States for the implementation of primary prevention interventions that reduce environmental hazards to health, enhance safety and promote public health, including in specific settings (e.g. workplaces, homes or urban settings) and among vulnerable population groups (e.g. children).
 
Responsible Officer:
  KORTUM Evelyn G.
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13531
Email:
  kortume@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  HASSAN Mohd Nasir
Phone:
  +63 2 5289886
Email:
  hassanm@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork