Course: Occupational Health and Vulnerable Worker Populations

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Occupational Health and Vulnerable Worker Populations

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Jacqueline Agnew & Sheila Fitzgerald

Originally Offered :

Spring 2009

Offered By:

Department of Environmental Health Sciences

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Discusses occupational health program considerations, (including all levels of prevention), for vulnerable populations, using examples such as the health needs of women workers, shift workers, aging workers, families of workers, and workers with chronic diseases and impairments. Focuses on strategies for identifying and removing barriers that affect health and work performance; program development and management responsibilities; and cost issues related to implementing selected preventive and rehabilitative programs. Presents relevant research findings on the ability of vulnerable populations to benefit from safe and healthy working lives.