WHWB-US is focused on the prevention of occupationally-related injuries and diseases among underserved workers, their families, and their communities.
WHWB-US became incorporated in the state of Michigan in September of 2015 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
WHWB-US was formed to:
- Raise awareness of the need for effective control of workplace hazards and risks, particularly workplaces of developing countries and underserved local populations.
- Provide oversight for projects initiated by WHWB-US.
- Access resources for both national and international projects which may be more accessible by nonprofits incorporated in the US.
We are an independent branch of WHWB, an international charity based in Canada.
What We Do
WHWB-US members volunteer their time to offer training, mentoring, supplies, and technical assistance to develop capacity and knowledge for the prevention of occupational disease around the world. We leverage partnerships and build connections between communities, local organizations and stakeholders, academics and researchers, non-profits, and industry. We also focus on mentoring the next generation of professionals by advising and supporting students entering into the field of occupational health, hygiene, and safety. Together with our international branches, we have a network of more than 500 people around the world, including occupational hygienists, epidemiologists, nurses, physicians, and others concerned about global workplace health.