This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to recognize and evaluate common occupational hazards (e.g., chemical, physical, biological, and psychosocial), which are followed by a review of common approaches that can be taken to prevent these hazards from causing work related diseases and injuries. The relationship between workers and their jobs, with respect to health outcomes, are explored from historical, scientific, and policy perspectives. A systematic approach to the study of the causes and extent of work-related injuries and ill health is emphasized. Principles of occupational safety and models of accidents, causation, and investigation are also covered.
PUBH 816: Occupational Health