188.681.01 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
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 U.S. workplace in the next decade.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Practice in collaboration with other disciplines within the field of occupational practice
Evaluate the industrial environment, including industrial processes, hazards, labor issues, and corporate structure in the context of worker health and safety
Analyze examples of workplace and other environmental exposures in the context of regulations, laws, and policies
Formulate a program and a feasible implementation plan to control occupational health hazards
Recommend risk management approaches, including regulatory, engineering, and behavioral/risk communication options
Assess the effectiveness of interventions that have been instituted to modify risks associated with workplace and other environmental hazards
Identify the association between social, behavioral, and organizational factors and health outcomes in the workplace
- Monday 8:30 - 11:50
- Wednesday 8:30 - 4:50
188.680, 187.610 and 182.625 are recommended.