Trading notes across the ocean

Many thanks to ANB Laboratories for allowing us to perform a walkthrough Practicum.

Many thanks to ANB Laboratories for allowing us to perform a walkthrough Practicum.

 

More team planning.

More team planning.

Being part of OHSU Global Health SE Asia has given us a terrific opportunity to collaboratively learn with our Thai partners. As part of OHSU’s Alliance with Bangkok Dusit Medical Services I am in the midst of teaching a five-day class in Bangkok to occupational health and nursing professionals, kindly joined by two seasoned occupational health nurses. I thank my OHN friends, Karin Drake of Kaiser and Mary Salazar of the University of Washington, for joining me on this trip.

In addition to enhancing our training participants’ hazard identification and action planning skills, we are comparing and contrasting the strengths and weaknesses of the US and Thai occupational health systems. Without a doubt there are some things that work better here in Thailand, and others that are more effective in the States. But thanks to global learning opportunities like this, we can try to examine the best of both as we move ahead to provide the healthiest and safest environments for all workers everywhere.

Lead Instructor Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH.

Lead Instructor Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH

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Sharing an example of an ergonomic-related Total Worker Health intervention.

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Sharing results of a hazard mapping Practicum.

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Dr. Santaya Pruenglampoo from Thailand Social Security Office joins in discussion about differences between Thai and US occupational laws.

 

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Dede supports the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center's research, engagement and education programs. She is a certified industrial hygienist.

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