WHWB-US is ending the year in the giving spirit! Our board members have just approved the funding of three Developing World Outreach Initiative (DWOI) global industrial hygiene training courses. These trainings will take place in 2020 in West Bengal, Mozambique, and Bangladesh. We are excited to have the opportunity to support DWOI and their in-countryContinue reading “Funding DWOI Training”
Thanks to the wonderful support of our members, we were able to raise $250 for Giving Tuesday! All of your financial support is vital to ensuring our continued contributions to underserved working populations across the globe. We couldn’t do it without you!
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In collaboration with Remake and Adalinda, a project was launched to look at worker health and safety together with designers, operating officers, and founders of fashion companies. WHWB-US helped fund the first public forum on sustainable fashion on November 7 in lower Manhattan. The event included about a dozen committed and concerned individuals, mainly fromContinue reading “Sustainable Fashion”
Thanks to all who were able to join us for our quarterly general membership teleconference! As Dr. Mary O’Reilly’s presentation highlighted, please continue to consider how your clothing is manufactured when purchasing new items. The average American discards ~80 pounds of clothing each year. Workers in the textile industry who manufacture clothing in low- andContinue reading “Third Quarter Membership Meeting Update”
What a wonderful evening our board members had. Following the first day of our annual board meeting in Ann Arbor, WHWB-US board members hosted students from the University of Michigan Industrial Hygiene Student Association for our 5th annual student dinner at The Original Cottage Inn. It’s always great to hear what the students have beenContinue reading “2019 Student Dinner”
The University of Michigan Industrial Hygiene Student Association (UMIHSA), a student chapter of WHWB-US, raised over $400 during their annual scavenger hunt fundraiser. This money was donated to WHWB International and will be a huge contribution to future projects and improving worker health and safety across the globe. A huge thank you to UMIHSA forContinue reading “UMIHSA Road Rally Raises $$$$$”
WHWB-US is thrilled to announce that a new student chapter has been formed in Washington DC – a warm welcome to our newest student members from George Washington University and Georgetown University! This effort was spearheaded by Dr. David Goldsmith and Gayle Goff, with Dr. Goldsmith acting as the faculty sponsor.
Congratulations to Aubrey Arain, a doctoral student at the University of Michigan and member of UMIHSA Student Chapter of WHWB-US. Aubrey’s abstract was accepted for presentation at the 11th International Occupational Health Association conference in Washington, DC from September 14-16, 2018. Mrs. Arain was awareded a grant from WHWB-US to present her doctoral dissertation, “ExposureContinue reading “Student Support for IOHA 2018”
With a generous grant from Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL), WHWB-US funded a WHWB International OHS Train the Trainer Project at Eduardo Mondaine University in Mozambique. Trainers Steve Thygerson, Custodio Muianga, and Dalila San, all WHWB-US and WHWB International members, provided occupational health and safety training for thirty-six (36) participants. An extra special thank you to Underwriter’s Laboratory; thisContinue reading “Mozambique Training”