180.628.81 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH LAW
Examines US and international environmental and occupational health laws and regulations. Covers significant US federal laws, such as the Clean Air Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Superfund, the Toxic Substances Control Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, the Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act and significant international treaties and laws, such as the European Union’s REACH legislation, with a particular emphasis on how they influence public health intervention strategies. Also introduces students to the agencies that administer worker health and environmental protection programs.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify and describe significant environmental and occupational health laws and regulations
Identify and describe the significant agencies and institutions charged with protecting environmental and worker health
Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these laws and regulations
Compare U.S. and international legal approaches to environmental and occupational health protection