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.
Upon successfully completing 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.