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Occupational Health and Safety

Description

This course will address the most important health disorders affecting people as a result of their work such as respiratory diseases and musculoskeletal disorders caused by overexertion or repeated exertion, cancer, hearing loss, skin disorders, and occupational stress. Focusing on identifying and preventing work-related diseases, the course will commence with an introduction to scientific methods and its application particularly in epidemiology. It will also provide a critical evaluation of the relationship between work exposures and the occurrence of disease.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the major occupational hazards and related occupational disorders in major industries
  2. Assess the ways in which physical and chemical agents at work affect human health
  3. Develop critical and systemic approaches to the evaluation of the association between occupational hazards and diseases
  4. Apply principles of toxicology, epidemiology, and biological monitoring in the prevention of occupational disorders

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to occupational health and safety principles
  2. Occupational workplace injuries and accidental prevention
  3. Principles of occupational toxicology
  4. Common communicable and non-communicable diseases in workplaces
  5. Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Certificate

Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.