Health and Safety Technology


Organized efforts and procedures for identifying workplace hazards and reducing accidents and exposure to harmful situations and substances. It also includes training of personnel in accident prevention, accident response, emergency preparedness, and use of protective clothing and equipment.

 
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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1987; Volume 65, Numbe...

By: P. Perr

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1.INTRODUCTION The Reiter treponeme has been used more or less continuously since the late 1920s in experimental and research work and as an antigen for serological tests for syphilis. Some groups of workers have maintained that this organism was originally a virulent treponeme and could cause syphilis, and others have maintained that the Reiter treponeme has always been a saprophytic organism. The available literature on the Reiter treponeme has been reviewed and compil...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1987; Volume 65, Numbe...

By: P. Perr

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1.INTRODUCTION The Reiter treponeme has been used more or less continuously since the late 1920s in experimental and research work and as an antigen for serological tests for syphilis. Some groups of workers have maintained that this organism was originally a virulent treponeme and could cause syphilis, and others have maintained that the Reiter treponeme has always been a saprophytic organism. The available literature on the Reiter treponeme has been reviewed and compil...

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World Health Organization : (Emro) Regional Office for the Eastern...

By: C. J. Marinkelle, Dr.

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The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secrelariat of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory. city, or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recomm...

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European Occupational Health Series : Year 1993; Prevention in Pri...

By: E. C. Buning

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The Symposium was the seventh in a series of meetings on clinical pharmacological evaluation in drug control, convened annually since 1972 by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, uith sponsorship by the Federal Republic of Germany, initially at Heidelberg and later at Deidesheirn. Participants have included authorities from the Member States of the WHO European Region and also the United States, WHO regular and advisory staff, and representatives of other organizations. T...

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European Occupational Health Series : Year 1993; Icp, Infection Pr...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION This report is the result of a recommendation made by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Nutrition at its first session in Geneva in October 1949. The relevant passage in the committee's report reads as follows : One of the most widespread nutritional disorders in tropical and subtropical areas is a syndrome at present ill-defined known by various names such as ' kwashiorkor ', malignant malnutrition, polydeficiency disease, ' m'buaki ', syndrome dkpigme...

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World Health Organization : Year 1988 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION The Iitcrn on the rational use of drugs has become more complex slncctlc early 1970s. Within the last decade, in terest has increaved in dcvcloping a conceptual framework for the rationai use of drugs. Governments, in non-~ovcrnmental n r e a n i n a t i o n s , u n i v e r s i t i e s and i n d i v i duals have been activcly involved in the many differentaspects , in cluding Llle formillation of thc conccpt of rssernlial ilrilgs and the developrnerlt of mec...

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World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization,...

By: R. Solecki

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Explanation Bitertanol was previously evaluated toxicologically by the Joint Meeting in 1983, 1987, and 1988 (Annex 1, references 40,50, and 53). The 1983 JMPR allocated a temporary AD1 of 0-0.005 mglkg bw and requested studies on metabolism in order to clarify the metabolic pathway of bitertanol, a study of toxicity in dogs treated orally for a minimum of one year, and a long-term study of toxicity and carcinogenicity in rats at appropriate doses. Relevant data were sub...

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World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization,...

By: D. B. Mcgregor

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Explanation Endosulfan (6,7,8,9,10,10-hexachloro1-, 5,5a,6,9,9a-hexahydr0-6,9-methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepin- 3-oxide), an insecticide, has been evaluated toxicologically on several occasions by previous Joint Meetings (Annex 1, references 2,4,8,10,38,44, and 56), the latest being the 1989 JMPR (Annex 1, reference 56), when an AD1 of 0-0.006 mglkg bw was established. Endosulfan was reviewed by the present Meeting within the Periodic Review Programme of the Codex Committ...

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World Health Organization : Year 2001 ; The Special Programme for ...

By: Olindo Martino

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This Memorandum of Understanding describes the functions, composition and operation of the Joint Coordinating Board, the Standing Committee and the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee of the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (hereinafter called the Special Programme). The Special Programme is structured on the basis of co-sponsorship by the United Nations Development Programme (hereinafter called UNDP), and the World Bank (hereinaft...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 305: Phys...

By: W. R. Lyons

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1. INTRODUCTION Lactation is the final phase of the complete reproductive cycle of mammals. I11 almost all species the newborn are dependent on maternal milk during the neonatal period; in most the young are dependent for a considerable time. Adequate lactation is therefore essential for ,reproduction and the survival of the species and, biologically, failure to lactate can be just as much a cause of faiIure to reproduce as is failure to mate or to ovulate. In view of th...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 339: Spec...

By: D. G. Chapman

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INTRODUCTION A Joint FAOIWHO Expert Committee on Food Additives met in Rome from 13 to 20 December 1965. The meeting was opened by Dr M. Autret, Director, Nutrition Division, FAO. Dr 0 . E. Fischnich, Assistant Director- General, Technical Department, FAO, addressed the Committee on behalf of the Directors-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and of the World Health Organization. Professor R. Truhaut and Professor J. F. Reith were unanim...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 371: Rese...

By: World Health Organization

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1. INTRODUCTION Following the recommendations of the WHO Scientific Group on Mental Health Research in 1964,l a programme of research in biological psychiatry and neurology was drawn up: concentrating on four main topics : psychiatric genetics, psychopharmacology, neurophysiology, and biochemistry of the brain.2 A considerable amount of research on these subjects has been carried out in various countries and discussed during international conferences. It was considered, ...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 383: Spec...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION A Joint FAOIWHO Expert Committee on Food Additives met in Geneva from 21 to 28 August 1967. The meeting was opened by Dr P. Dorolle, Deputy Director-General of WHO, on behalf of the Directors- General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and of the World Health Organization. Professor G. Brownlee was unanimously elected Chairman and Mr R.-A. Dehove, Vice-Chairman. Dr. G. J. van Esch agreed to serve as Rapporteur. As a result of the ...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 624: Surv...

By: E. S. Anderson

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1. INTRODUCTION The World Health Organization has taken an active interest in the problem of antibiotic resistance. In 1960 a first attempt was made to standardize the laboratory test for determining susceptibility (I), although it was only in 1976 that the WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization drew up requirements for antibiotic susceptibility tests using the disc method (Requirements for Biological Substances No. 26) (2). In the meantime, the public health...

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World Health Assembly and the Executive Board Handbooks : Handbook...

By: World Health Organization

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1.1.1 General Programme of Work covering a Specific period' . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . First period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . Second and third periods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. Fourth and fifth periods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.2 Long-term planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.3 Advisory and demonstration services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.4 Priorities ....

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Beyond Voc Ract Ctg Requirements

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This report has been reviewed by the Emission Standard Division of the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, EPA, and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products is not intended to constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. Copies of this report are available through U. S. EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), Technology Transfer Network (TTN) under the clean Air Act Ammendments Main Menu, Title 1,...

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Bioterrorism Countermeasure Development : Issues in Patents and Ho...

By: Wendy H. Schacht

Excerpt: Congressional interest in the development of bioterrorism countermeasures remains strong, even after passage of legislation establishing Project BioShield. Several bills, including S. 3, the Protecting America in the War on Terror Act of 2005, and S. 975, the Project Bioshield II Act, are being considered by the 109th Congress that would generate additional incentives for the creation of new products and processes by the private sector to counteract potential bi...

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Plan and Operation of the Health and Nutrition Examinationsurvey U...

By: Dorothy P. Rice

A description of a national health and nutrition examination survey of a probability sample of the U.S. population 1-74 years of age:...

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World Health Organization : Regioinal Office for Africa ; Year 199...

By: P. Bres

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The Meeting was opcilcd by Ur K. Katlhali, Miniacer of Public Health of Morocco, i n the presence of Mr M. Mrani. Governor tot the ibrovince of Fez, and Ur Marsile, D i r e c t o r of Animal Husbandry, on Ibrhslt nt tihe Minister of A g r i c u l t u r e

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 2001, Issue10, 79 (10)...

By: Anthony Mbewu

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It has long been recognized that the solution of certain problems in the field of health depends upon international action. The repea$ed and painful efforts in the Nineteenth Century to solvc somc of thcsc problcms borc fruit in the creation, during the last fifty years, of a number of international health organizations -the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, the International Office of Public Health, the Health Organization of the League of Nations and the Health Division of...

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