Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice uses concepts of prevention, epidemiology, toxicology, disparities, preparedness, disease management, and health promotion to explain the underlying causes of occupational illness and injury and to provide a methodology to develop cost-effective programs that prevent injury and keep workers safe. Students, health educators, employers, and other health care professionals will find that this essential resource provides them with the necessary skills to develop, implement, and evaluate occupational health programs and forge important links between public health and worker safety.
Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice is a comprehensive survey of occupational safety and health in the United States, that focuses on recognizing, preventing, and treating work-related and environmentally-induced injuries and diseases. It explores the important linkages between preventive public health approaches and occupational safety and health needs. It covers public health history, epidemiology, communicable diseases, chronic diseases, and environmental and occupational safety and health , but the major contribution of this book is a focus on prevention of injury and illnesses in the workplace.