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Webinars will be held via Zoom, details will be sent to all registered participants via EventBrite.
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  • September 17, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This seminar will focus on the challenges of combatting occupational disease in underserved areas of the world, including experiences in emerging economies and informal work. It will present learnings gleaned from the experience of Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB), a Canada-based NGO dedicated to building capacity in occupational health and hygiene. Examples discussed will include WHWB’s experience with agate processors in India, brick plants in Nepal and waste workers in Brazil, as well as its training programs aimed at building OHS capacity through in-person and online courses.

Presenter: Marianne Levitsky, MES, CIH, ROH, FAIHA

Marianne Levitsky is an adjunct lecturer in the Occupational and Environmental Health Division of DLSPH and was founding President of Workplace Health Without Borders, a non-profit organization that engages volunteers in promoting global occupational health. A senior associate with ECOH Management, an Ontario consulting company, she was previously Director, Best Practices, Prevention for the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, an occupational hygienist with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, a co-founder of the Toronto Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic, and a member of the Toronto Board of Health. Marianne has received the Hugh Nelson award from the Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario and the Yant Award from AIHA (American Industrial Hygiene Association). She has served as chair of the AIHA International Affairs Committee and is an AIHA Fellow.

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