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Introduction to occupational health (509).
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1981 Oct; :1-213
The course, Introduction to Occupational Health, conducted by the NIOSH Division of Training and Manpower Development, is presented. The course is intended to familiarize the student with chemical and physical agents and related hazards which the worker encounters in the work environment. The objectives and scope of occupational health are discussed. The basic concepts of industrial toxicology are considered. Respiratory diseases, systemic poisonings, dermatoses, and relation to occupational risks are examined. Chemical hazards in the industrial environment are described. Evaluation of physical hazards in the industrial environment is considered. Control of the industrial environment is reviewed. Principles of ventilation and hood design are presented. Dilution ventilation is discussed. Personal protective equipment is considered. The industrial hygiene aspects of farm hazards are noted. The walkthrough survey is considered. Legal aspects of OSHA are discussed. The place of ergonomics in science and industry is examined.
NIOSH-Author; Toxic-effects; Toxicology; Toxic-materials; Industrial-safety; Industrial-ventilation; Humans; Heat-stress; Urinalysis; Hazards
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