Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH (188.681.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Lectures, discussions, and visits to various industrial sites present approaches to evaluating the industrial environment, including industrial process, hazards, organization, and management structure. Stresses the importance of interdisciplinary cooperation in the development of occupational health programs, with reference to the U.S. workplace in the next decade.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Practice in collaboration with other disciplines within the field of occupational practice
- Evaluate the industrial environment, including industrial processes, hazards, labor issues, and corporate structure in the context of worker health and safety
- Analyze examples of workplace and other environmental exposures in the context of regulations, laws, and policies
- Formulate a program and a feasible implementation plan to control occupational health hazards
- Recommend risk management approaches, including regulatory, engineering, and behavioral/risk communication options
- Assess the effectiveness of interventions that have been instituted to modify risks associated with workplace and other environmental hazards
Mon 8:30 AM to 11:50 AM
188.680, 187.610 and 182.625 are recommended.
Students who have taken 188.680, 187.610 and 182.625
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on attendance (particularly site visits), class participation, and presentation of an oral team presentation and a written individual report.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade