Occupation Injury Prevention and Safety Policy and Practice
- 4th term
- Health Policy and Management
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2021 - 2022
- Instruction Method:
Introduction to Online Learning and at least one occupational health or injury prevention course.
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.
- Learning Objectives:
- Develop strategies for preventing occupational injuries based on the scientific literature
- Describe a public health approach to occupational injury prevention
- Describe the roles of industry, government, public health professionals, labor unions, consensus organizations and the media in preventing occupational injuries
- Apply the hierarchy of controls to develop intervention strategies for occupational injury prevention
- Explain and apply several hazard assessment tools used by safety professionals to prevent injuries
- Review the literature on a specific hazard for a target population and propose research to measure the impact of a public health intervention
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation is based on presentations and critiques of papers in the peer-reviewed public health literature concerning the above topics.
- Enrollment Restriction:
undergraduate students are not permitted in this course
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required