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The Times of India reports in December 2019:
“20% drop noted in industrial accidents, fatalities in Gujarat”

This is good news!

Profile picture of lead educator Bente E. Moen © University of Bergen Bente Elisabeth Moen: -My wish is that this MOOC can be an inspiration for all students to work for good working conditions.


Eye on Africa tells on 6th February 2020: “At least two people are killed and around 20 others are thought to be trapped below ground in a mining accident in Zimbabwe.”

Profile picture of educator Magne Bråtveit © University of Bergen Magne Bråtveit: -Our course has focused on occupational exposures in traditional industries in developing countries. This knowledge will make you prepared to look out for occupational risks in newer sectors like the recycling industry.


Reuters reports in January 2020: “At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo in Japan, workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors that melted down after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out its power and cooling nearly nine years ago”

Profile picture of educator Ole Jacob Møllerløkken. © University of Bergen Ole Jacob Møllerløkken -I hope that you in this course have learned about different factors that may be encountered at workplaces, and that you are inspired to find possible ways to achieve a safe workplace in spite of different risk factors for health.


New York Times, 14th February 2020 tells that “China’s Doctors, fighting the Coronavirus, beg for masks to protect themselves.”

Profile picture of educator Gro Tjalvin © University of Bergen Gro Tjalvin: - Health personnel should be educated to recognize work-related diseases, and be able to suggest preventive measures. This is where I hope this course will make a major contribution. Because, - no one should be harmed at work!

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Occupational Health in Developing Countries

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