WEBINAR A Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB) Success Story of OH Professional Development in Africa

Earn 1.0 Contact Hour

Webinar – 
Part of the Summer Series Inaugural Event

A Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB) Success Story of OH Professional Development in Africa
August 18, 2020
2:00–3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time



In 2015, Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB) sponsored the first OHLearning.com training course in Tanzania at MUHAS University. We met people with a thirst for OH knowledge, and W201: Principles of OH was delivered. With challenges both in-country and out of country, it took three years to organize another training. In the meantime, in-country projects of silica sampling during brick kiln and informal work was initiated. WHWB partnered with OSHA Tanzania to provide W201 to occupational hygienists and occupational physicians in October 2019. In addition, we facilitated and instructed a 1-week program to OSHA Tanzania inspectors (construction, electrical, industrial) on government and regulatory inspections as well as occupational hygiene and worker exposure fundamentals. More training was scheduled for May 2020 and COVID-19 happened. This session expands on providing professional development, mentoring, and networking internationally.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, attendees will:

  • Understand complexity for learning/training Occupational Health by an NGO
  • Understand the uniqueness of volunteering in emerging economies
  • Understand the importance of in-country Leadership for Sustainability of any OH program
  • Know how and who to engage to build OH capacity in emerging economies
  • Understand the importance of relationships with the right people

Who Should Attend this Webinar?

People who have an interest in building occupational health capacity where needed around the globe, for example, with NGOs, government, universities.


This webinar contains 1.0 contact hours and may be eligible for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) CM credit. See the ABIH website (abih.org) for CM credit criteria. This webinar may also qualify for CSP recertification points. See the BCSP website (bcsp.org) for details. Participants seeking confirmation of attendance for the webinar from ACGIH® must attend the live webinar or view the archive and submit a final exam and evaluation. Certificates of Completion will be issued in a timely manner after receipt and completion of these items.

What is an ACGIH® Webinar?

ACGIH® is dedicated to providing quality, scientific, educational events. One method of doing this is to offer distance-learning webinars. A webinar, short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, or seminar that is transmitted over the Internet. A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Webinars are as effective as on-site presentations without the travel expense. This ACGIH® webinar is 1.0 hours in duration and consists of a live presentation given via the Internet with no option for call in audio.