Prevent fatal disease from silica exposure in India

Prevent fatal disease from silica exposure in India

About This Campaign

Double your impact through our 2 for 1 campaign! Silica dust can cause fatal lung diseases including tuberculosis and cancer. Children as well as adults are exposed to silica in India's stone crushing industry, and in workplaces in many other parts of the world. There are proven methods to control silica exposure and prevent disease. We need to make sure that employers and workers have the knowledge and resources to implement these controls. You can help directly through much-needed educational funds. Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB) is an international charity based in Canada, devoted to preventing occupational disease through education and technical assistance. We are working with Jeevan Rekha Parishad (JRP) http://www.jrpsai.org in Orissa, India to educate employers, workers, government and public health staff about preventing exposure to silica. WHWB and JRP will offer a two-day workshop in August, 2014 in Orissa, India to develop strategies, knowledge and capacity for controlling silica exposure in the stone crushing industry. Participants will include employers, workers, and government officials. Help us raise the $2,300 needed to run this educational and planning workshop on preventing silica exposure so we can help to save the lives and health of workers and their families. Even more exciting – your contribution will yield double the benefits as part of our Two for One campaign! Donations to this project will be matched by a donor who will give an equal amount to our project to educate workers in the informal sector in Tanzania. Workers in the informal sector make a living outside the mainstream economy, selling or trading goods they make or recycle. They have even less access than most workers to occupational health knowledge and resources. Our members and partners in Tanzania are engaged in educating informal sector workers so they can learn about workplace hazards like silica and how to prevent them. (Note: Donations are in U.S. dollars. At this time, donations are only tax deductible in Canada.) photo courtesy of Perry Gottesfeld © Occupational Knowledge International
Workplace Health Without Borders

Campaign to Support Workplace Health Without Borders

Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB) is an international charity based in Canada, devoted to preventing occupational disease around the world by helping communities that do not have sufficient knowledge and resources to control workplace hazards. Our members include many occupational health and safety professionals who volunteer their time to offer training, mentoring and technical assistance to help develop capacity and knowledge of occupational disease prevention in countries where they are lacking. Our projects include initiatives to help prevent fatal disease caused by silica exposure in stonecrushing and brick making industries.

  1. Dusty Bennett
    Dusty Bennett gave a $20 donation
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  2. Yalini
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  7. Jini Stolk
    Jini Stolk gave a $35 donation
    Great project; wishing you all the best wish it. Jini
    almost 3 years ago · Like
  8. Zdzislaw Gladki
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  11. Bethany Boggess
    Bethany Boggess gave a $20 donation
    Keep up the good work!
    almost 3 years ago · Like
  12. Lissa
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  13. Workplace Health Without Borders
    Workplace Health Without Borders

    Thanks to everyone who has donated and supported us! Campaign donations are up to $705 so far -- not all showing on this page because some have given through other channels.

    almost 3 years ago · Like
  14. Karen Davis
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  20. Workplace Health Without Borders
    Workplace Health Without Borders

    We have raised $275 so far (not all showing on this page, because some people gave through other channels) Please spread the word and help us build momentum!

    almost 3 years ago · Like
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