182.620.19 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH I
Lectures, discussions, and visits to various industrial sites present approaches to evaluating the industrial environment, including industrial process, hazards, organization, and management structure. Stresses the importance of interdisciplinary cooperation in the development of occupational health programs, with reference to the workplace in the next decade. Student evaluation based on attendance (particularly site visits), class participation, an oral team presentation, and a written individual report. This course is part of a sequence of two courses (OH I and II). OH II is a companion course that will contain additional site visits and lectures.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Practice in collaboration with other disciplines within the field of occupational health. 2. Evaluate the industrial environment, including industrial processes, hazards, labor issues, and corporate structure in the context of worker health and safety. 3. Analyze examples of workplace and other environmental exposures in the context of regulations, laws, and policies. 4. Formulate a program and a feasible implementation plan to control occupational health hazards. 5. Recommend risk management approaches, including regulatory, engineering, and behavioral/risk communication options. 6. Assess the effectiveness of interventions that have been instituted to modify risks associated with workplace and other environmental hazards.