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Collaborating Centers and Centers of Excellence

Companies, research institutes, universities, centers, departments, schools, and academies whose activities are consistent with the World Safety Organization’s Motto, “Making Safety a Way of Life…Worldwide,” may be designated as a WSO Collaborating Center in support of WSO programs. Companies with expertise in the field of safety are encouraged to become part of WSO Centers of Excellence extending WSO programs worldwide.

Collaborating Centers (CC) and Centers of Excellence (CoE) aim is participation of various companies, institutes, and groups in WSO’s activities, including activities of the WSO National Offices and Chapters as well as the World Management Center. WSO CC and CoEs are designated by the WSO President/Director General on behalf of the WSO to carry out activities and functions in support of WSO programs in specific areas of safety where these centers or companies have special expertise. Teams could be staffed with full- or part-time members.

Specific activities and functions of WSO Collaborating Centers and Centers of Excellence could include, but are not limited to, any of the following:

  • Collection, collation, and dissemination of information in safety
  • Standardization of terminology and nomenclature of technology, of diagnostic, therapeutic, and prophylactic substances and products, and of methods and procedures
  • Development and application of appropriate technology and materials in safety
  • Participation in collaborative research developed under the WSO’s leadership, including the planning, conducting, monitoring, and evaluation of research, as well as promotion of the application of the results of research
  • Training, research training, and coordination of activities carried out by several institutions on a given safety subject
  • Support to the business lines through services needed or providing subject matter experts
  • Guidance in standards, methodologies, tools, and knowledge repositories
  • Shared learning through training, skill assessments, team building, and certifications
  • Measuring the delivered results through the use of output metrics
  • Governance of limited resources (money, people, etc.), insuring organizations invest in the most valuable projects and create economies of scale for their service offering
  • Coordinating with other corporate interests as needed to deliver value

All queries concerning applications for designation as a WSO Collaborating Center and Centers of Excellence should be directed to the WSO World Management Center. Email: info@worldsafety.org

 

WSO COLLABORATING CENTERS GLOBAL DATABASE

The WSO Collaborating Centers (CCs) Global Database is the official source of information about the WSO CCs worldwide. This Database is regularly updated; however queries may be directed to info@worldsafety.org.

 

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response

WSO Collaborating Center for Disaster Health and Emergency Response
Anton Breinl Center for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University
Townsville, Queensland 4811 AUSTRALIA – http://www.jcu.edu.au/phtmrs/abc/index.htm
Director: Professor Peter Leggat
Deputy Director: Associate Professor Richard Franklin
Terms of Reference:

  • Provide leadership, training and education necessary for effective disaster health and emergency response
  • Provide expertise in the epidemiology of disasters in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Act as a repository for the collection, collation and dissemination of information in disaster health and emergency response
  • Aid in the design and delivery of country-specific disaster health and emergency response strategies and programs
  • Support ongoing research and development in disaster health and emergency response

 

Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health

WSO Collaborating Center for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University
Townsville Queensland 4811 AUSTRALIA – http://www.jcu.edu.au/school/sphtm/antonbreinl/index.shtml
Director: Associate Professor Richard Franklin
Co-Director: Professor Peter Leggat
Terms of Reference:

  • To provide leadership, training and education necessary for effective Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion;
  • To provide expertise in the epidemiology of Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Asia-Pacific Region;
  • To act as a repository for the collection, collation and dissemination of information;
  • Aid in the design and delivery of country-specific Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion strategies and programs;
  • To support ongoing research and development in Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion.

 

WSO Collaborating Center for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
WorkCover New South Wales Research Center of Excellence, School of Health Science, Faculty  of Health, University of Newcastle
Ourimbah 2258 AUSTRALIA – http://www.newcastle.edu.au/centre/wrce/
Director: Professor Derek R. Smith
Terms of Reference:

  • Provide evidence based information and advice to employers, employees and industry partners
  • Raise the status and profile of OSH / Injury Management as a research field in itself
  • Establish an international reputation of WRCE
  • Develop practical research that is applied in industry
  • Integrate OSH and injury management research and education
  • Raise community awareness of OSH and injury management
  • Support the prevention of workplace injury and disease
  • Engage with stakeholders including, professional associations, employer and employee representative groups and other research centers

 

WSO Collaborating Center for Occupational Safety Health Safety and Health
Safety and Health Technology Center (SAHTECH)
R413, 52 Bldg., 195 Section 4 Chung-Hsing Road, Chutung, Hsinchu 31015, TAIWAN – www.sahtech.org/main2.htm
Director: Dr. Jung-Pin Yu
Terms of Reference:

  • Provide leadership, training and helpdesks necessary for effective management for chemical safety especially in the Chinese-speaking region;
  • Provide expertise in the safety of semiconductor, TFT-LCD, LED solar cell industries, especially in the Chinese-speaking regions;
  • Act as a repository for the collection, collation and dissemination of information;
  • Integrate information/communication technology and risk management research and development; and
  • Support the safety technology training and dissemination.

 

Travel Safety and Health

 WSO Collaborating Center for Travel Safety and Health
Anton Breinl Center for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville
Queensland 4811 AUSTRALIA – http://www.jcu.edu.au/phtmrs/abc/index.htm
Director: Professor Peter Leggat
Term of Reference:

  • Provide leadership, training and education necessary for effective Travel Safety and Health
  • Provide expertise in the epidemiology of Travel Safety and Health in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Act as a repository for the collection, collation and dissemination of information
  • Aid in the design and delivery of country-specific Travel Safety and Health strategies and programs
  • Support ongoing research and development in Travel Safety and Health

 

WSO Collaborating Center for Travel Health, Safety and Security
Worldwise New Zealand
72 Remuera Road, Newmarket, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND – http://www.worldwise.co.nz
Director: Associate Professor Marc Shaw
Terms of Reference:

  • Provide leadership, training and education necessary for effective Travel Health, Safety and Security
  • Provide expertise in the epidemiology of Travel Health, Safety and Security in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Act as a repository for the collection, collation and dissemination of information
  • Aid in the design and delivery of country-specific Travel Health, Safety and Security strategies and programs
  • Support ongoing research and development in Travel Health, Safety and Security

 

WSO Collaborating Center for Travel Health
Travel Health Advisory Group (THAG), The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM)
THAG Secretariat Office, C/-ACTM Secretariat, AMA House, PO Box 123, Red Hill QLD 4059, AUSTRALIA – http://welltogo.org.au
Director: Associate Professor Bernard Hudson
Deputy Director: Professor Nick Zwar
Terms of Reference:

  • Increase awareness of travel health risks and encourage people to visit their doctor ideallyh 6-8 weeks before travelling overseas;
  • Provide tools to assist travel agents to educate consumers on travel health;
  • Encourage travel agents to refer consumers to a medical source for information when tickets are booked;
  • Act as a credible source of information for industry based professionals and the public;
  • Encourage research on travel health issues of interest to health professionals and the travel industry.