305.615.01 OCCUPATION INJURY PREVENTION AND SAFETY PRACTICE
- Jim Weeks
Provides a link between the public health approach to injury prevention, the traditions of safety science and engineering, and their relationship with ergonomics and biomechanics. Topics covered include identifying the injury problem; using surveillance and record-keeping systems; preventing injuries by government, unions, health departments, and industry; and comparing safety sciences and a public health approach to injury prevention.
At the completion of this course, students will be able to
• develop strategies for preventing occupational injuries based on the scientific literature; • describe a public health approach to occupational injury prevention; • evaluate the roles of industry, government, public health professionals, labor unions, and the media in preventing occupational injuries; • identify fundamental elements for evaluating interventions to prevent occupational injuries; • provide a critique of the occupational injury prevention literature
- Thursday 3:30 - 5:20
At least one occupational health or injury prevention course.