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Global Environmental and Occupational Health e-Library

A disease detective in Uganda takes water samples to test for water-borne disease.

The Global Environmental and Occupational Health e-Library or GeoLibrary is a database of occupational safety and health and environmental health training materials and practice tools. The library is divided into three sections: Environmental Health; Occupational Health and Safety; and a specialty library on Road Safety at Work.

The GeoLibrary is a project of the Network of Collaborating Centres Work Plan in support of the World Health Organization strategy “Occupational Health for All.”  SPH’s WHO Collaborating Center manages and maintains the database for users across the world.

With a focus on training programs and capacity building, the GeoLibrary provides its users with access to complete courses, tutorials/modules, fact sheets, sample/model programs, guidelines and case studies, all within the public domain and free of charge. Resources are available in six languages (English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese and Arabic) and come from a variety of sources (international organizations, governmental institutes and agencies, academic institutions, corporations, and unions).

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  • Training materials

    on diseases and hazards of occupation and the environment, with focus on individual economic sectors.

  • Teaching materials

    specific to prevention, safety, advocacy, legal and ethical issues, roles of government, etc.

  • Practice materials

    for control and prevention.

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The construction of the library was made possible through a gift from Abbott Fund. Additional support for its creation was provided by the U.S. National Center for Environmental Health, the U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center, and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Training Program.

In kind support was provided by NIOSH, the U.S. National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and WHO Collaborating Centres in Occupational Health.