Occupational Safety and Health

Arthur L. Frank

in Public Health

ISBN: 9780199756797
Published online February 2011 | | DOI:
Occupational Safety and Health


Occupational safety and health is the discipline that collectively looks after the regulation, inspection, and surveillance of workplaces and workers and uses scientific information to prevent injuries and illnesses in workplace settings. It is the part of public health that focuses on workers and their exposures as populations and provides diagnosis and care to individuals. Included in this field are the administrative measures to set and oversee exposure limits in workplaces and the policies to deal with workers who may have suffered an injury or illness caused by their work or work conditions. This is a broad-based field that uses professionals of varied backgrounds, all with the ultimate goal of disease and injury prevention.

Article.  7477 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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