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National Training workshop on Environmental Health Aspects of Occupational Health Personnel June 27 -29 2009

 

Introduction

 

Objectives

The overall objective is to introduce and discuss the environmental factors which may pose risk to the health of the workers and their preventing strategies

Detailed Objectives
To acquaint the attendees and participants with concepts, sources and impacts of various environmental health influences in different work settings, as well as the necessary prevention and control strategies, procedures and tools, emphasizing the following:

  • Diverse environmental health threats might be encountered at the workplaces (indoor and outdoor),
  • Environmental and occupational health services in place at national, local and enterprise/ facility levels,
  • Prevention and control strategies, procedures and tools,
  • Monitoring and auditing procedures,
  • Legislative aspects of environmental and occupational health services.

 

Learning Objective
By the end of the workshop, the attendees/ participants should:

  • Identify the Omani National Plan of Action on Environmental/ Occupational Health Services (opportunities, risks, programs, activities, etc.)
  • Know the nature of various environmental health hazards which may pose risk to workers in various economic activities.
  • Be acquainted with various monitoring and auditing procedures to be implemented through occupational health care activities provided.
  • Know the prevention and control strategies and procedures.
  • Be able to effectively implement and evaluate the required environmental health services.

 

Attendees/ Participants

  • Occupational heath personnel from the Ministries of Health, Environment, Industries, Labour and Local Governments;
  • Municipalities and local governments;
  • Social security department,
  • UN agencies,
  • NGOs (local and international);
  • Industries (large and small);
  • Representatives from the social welfare, chambers of commerce, etc.; and
  • WHO Consultant.

 

Methodology

  • Presentations including PowerPoint Presentations, Movies, Video-clips
  • Hand- outs
  • Group Discussions as well as individual and group exercises
  • Field Visit including use of Checklists, Walk- through Auditing, etc.
  • Evaluation by the workshop attendees/ participants

 

Duration
21 hours (Excluding breaks and lunches) distributed on 3 days

Language
Arabic, with the possibility of using English technical terminology (with suggested Arabic translation)

Material

  • Main documents concentrating on main themes/ messages of the workshop
  • Background material covering some technical details

Both types of material will be jointly prepared by the WHO Representative in Oman, Omani Occupational Health Services' representative/s, and the WHO Consultant.
The workshop main material/ documents will be prepared on Word and PowerPoint formats. However, the background detailed materials could by on either Word format or PDF (= Portable Document Format, acrobat).

Topics

  • National Profile
  • National Plan of Action
  • Environmental and Occupational Hazards
    • - Indoor hazards
    • - Outdoor hazards
  • Risk Evaluation and Management
    • - Principles
    • - Procedures
  • Prevention and Control Strategies and Procedures
    • - Strategies
    • - Procedures (Engineering, PPEs, Administrative)
  • EH aspects in Omani Economic Facilities:
    • - industrial activities
    • - health care facilities
    • - ports and sea- related activities
    • - SMEs, emphasizing small workshops
    • - educational institutions (schools)
    • …………….
  • Occupational Health Services (Basic)
  • Environmental Hygiene Principles and Procedures/ techniques
    • - Principles
    • - Procedures/ techniques
  • Environmental Auditing.

 

Workshop Timetable

 

Date

Hours

Topic

Responsible Person/ Agency

Saturday, 27 June 2009

8:00 – 9:00 am

Registration

 

9:00 – 9:30 am

Opening Speech

 

9:30 – 10:00 am

Introduction to Workshop

 

10:00 – 11:00 am

National Profile

 

11:00 – 11:30 am

Needs and Priorities (Group Discussion)

 

11:30 – 12:00 am

Break

 

12:00 – 13:00 pm

National Strategy/Plan of Action

 

13:00 – 13:30 pm

WHO activities in Oman

 

13:30 – 14:00 pm

Env Health Needs (Group Discussion)

 

14:00 – 15:00 pm

Lunch

 

15:00 – 16:00 pm

Hazards' Identification (Group Discussion)

 

16:00 – 17:00 pm

Waste Management (incl. Hazardous WM)

 

17:00 – 17:30 pm

Wrap- up

 

 

Sunday, 28 June 2009

9:00 – 9:30 am

2nd day program overview

 

9:30 – 10:00 am

Env Protection and H&S Regulation

 

10:00 – 11:00 am

Health Risk Assessment (Group Discussion)

 

11:00 – 11:30 am

Env Health Impact Assessment

 

11:30 – 12:00 am

Break

 

12:00 – 14:00 pm

Climatic Change (Al-Gore Movie" The Inconvenient Truth)

 

14:00 – 15:00 pm

Lunch

 

15:00 – 16:00 pm

Clim Change and Occup Health (Group Discussion)

 

16:00 – 16:30 pm

Prevention and Control Strategies and Procedures incl. Environmental Auditing

 

16:30 – 17:30 pm

Wrap- up

 

 

Monday, 29 June 2009

9:00 – 9:30 am

3rd day program overview

 

9:30 –11:30 am

FIELD VISIT (Practical Activity Session)

 

11:30 – 12:00 am

Break

 

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Report on the visit (Discussion)

 

12:30 – 13:30 pm

Chemical Safety, MSDS

 

13:30 – 14:30 pm

Physical Hazards (Group Discussion)

 

14:30 – 15:30 pm

Lunch

 

15:30 – 16:30 pm

Biological Hazards and Food Safety (Group Discussion)

 

16:30 – 17:30 pm

Evaluation of the Workshop, Recommendations and Closing Ceremony