Health and safety in the workplace Abstract Accidents and mishaps are unforeseen circumstances that can affect individuals and groups at any time and in any place. Most accidents are preventable, but the carelessness or negligence of the involved individuals leads to major injuries and grievances. Accidents can also occur in the workplace and seriously affect the ability and health of the involved workers.
ShareCompartir Earlier this month three students enrolled in a graduate-level health communication class at West Virginia University delivered presentations on NIOSH-related projects that they completed as part of their coursework. As part of their projects, students used health communication, social marketing, health literacy, and web design principles and best practices.
Summaries of the student projects and their personal experiences working on current health communication opportunities follow. The CWHSP website offers information about the program along with free lung screenings to coal miners.
However, the website for this program can be difficult to navigate and has complex information that does not meet the needs of coal miners.
The main objective for this project was to revise the CWHSP website to make information and navigation easy for coal miners and their families. Methods used to achieve this objective included: Results included barriers, benefits, and motivators related to coal miners and the CWHSP program; a new menu structure; health literacy scores for each webpage; and a wireframe of the CWHSP main webpage.
Suggestions for the design of the website were given along with ideas for future consideration. This project allowed me to step outside of the classroom setting to accomplish tasks I never had experience with.
In addition to the interviews, other usability and readability methods were used to further demonstrate revisions needed for the current website. These other methods included card sorting, a pros and cons analysis of other motor vehicle safety websites, website usability testing, and assessing reading levels.
At the end of the day, we were treated as colleagues rather than students. To do this, focus group discussions and in-depth interviews were conducted with veterinary professionals in Morgantown, WV.
Findings revealed veterinary professionals: This course should be interactive, discuss safe workplace practices associated with hazardous drugs and material handling, and other topics, including: Working on this project made me excited for future work in the field upon graduation.
How have you or your organization collaborated with students to give them opportunities to participate in the occupational safety and health field?coursework must be completed in one or more of the following subject areas: water quality, waste management, food and consumer protection, housing and institution sanitation, vector control, recreational health, air quality, milk and dairy products.
Summary. In this incident, the section of the Occupation Health and Safety Act violated was Section 25(1). It outlines the duties of an employer, one of which is to provide equipment, materials and protective devices and to ensure that they are in good condition.
Our graduate level classes provide students with the necessary skills to make managerial decisions and provide leadership in environmental, safety and occupational health . Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) Paid Summer Internship Opportunity! Gain Hands On Experience with Workplace Safety & Health Issues.
National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is a UK-based independent examination board delivering vocational qualifications in health, safety & environmental practice and management..
It was founded in and has charitable status. It offers a range of qualifications from introductory to professional level. The Faculty of Health—Te Wāhanga Tātai Hauora is the newest faculty at Victoria, established in January to deliver innovation in health teaching and research.