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Ref.No. [Initiator]
USA-334 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre on Occupational Health

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH, DABT
  Dr. Joanna Gaitens, PhD, MSN/MPH, RN




Institution:
  Occupational Health Program
  University of Maryland - School of Medicine
Address:
  11 S. Paca St, Second Floor
  21201
  MD
Town:
  Baltimore
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  410-706-7464
Fax:
  410-706-4078
Date of Designation:
  24/Jul/2009
Last Redesignation:
  24/Jul/2017
Expiry:
  24/Jul/2021
Terms of Reference:
  1. To provide technical expertise and content knowledge in support of WHO and PAHO initiatives to protect healthcare workers. 
  2. Assist and support PAHO in creating a healthy and safe workplace for all PAHO employees in the Americas. 
  3. To support PAHO and WHO initiatives to control occupational and environmental cancers in the Americas. 
  4. To support PAHO/WHO in capacity building and networking in occupational hygiene for improving diagnoses of occupational diseases in the Americas. 
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Subjects:
  1. Occupational health 
  2. Chemical safety 
  3. Patient safety 
Types of activity:
  1. Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Collection and collation of information 
WHO Outputs:
  3.5.1 - Countries enabled to assess health risks and develop and implement policies, strategies or regulations for the prevention, mitigation and management of the health impacts of environmental and occupational risks
  3.5.2 - Norms and standards established and guidelines developed for environmental and occupational health risks and benefits associated with, for example, air and noise pollution, chemicals, waste, water and sanitation, radiation, nanotechnologies and climate change
  3.5.3 - Public health objectives addressed in implementation of multilateral agreements and conventions on the environment and in relation to the proposed sustainable development goals and the post-2015 development agenda
Responsible Officer:
  RODRIGUEZ GUZMAN Julietta
Phone:
  +1 43307
Email:
  rodriguezj@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  IVANOV Ivan Dimov
Phone:
  +41 22 791 5532
Email:
  ivanovi@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork