Occupational Health and Safety for Health Workers in the Context of Covid-19
For the protection of physical and mental health, safety and well-being of health workers, WHO recommends a combination of measures for infection prevention and control, occupational health and safety and psychosocial support.
Health workers participating in pandemic response are exposed to many different occupational risks to health and safety. These include: COVID-19 infection, illness, and transmission to others; fatigue from working longer hours and heavy workload, insufficient sleep or rest, dehydration, and inadequate nutrition; musculoskeletal injury from handling of patients and heavy objects, prolonged work while using personal protective equipment which can cause heat stress, skin and mucosal damage; workplace violence and stigma, and a variety of mental health problems, emotional distress and occupational burn-out.
Enroll for this course: https://openwho.org/courses/COVID-19-occupational-health-and-safety
A Record of Achievement certificate will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available across all of the quizzes.
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