Industrial health and safety
Lehto, Mark R. School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
- Occupational Hazards
- Plants and equipment
- Physical work environment
- Hazards of materials
- Task demands
- Safety Activities
- Hazard identification and analysis
- Compliance with standards and codes
- Control methods
- Monitoring controls
- Additional Readings
An interdisciplinary field that focuses on preventing occupational illnesses and injuries. The disciplines of engineering, epidemiology, toxicology, medicine, psychology, and sociology provide the methods for study and prevention. In the United States, prevention efforts have resulted in a reduction of accidental work deaths per year; nevertheless, the accident toll remains high.
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