EMUTOM physical agents

EMUTOM (European Module for Undergraduate Teaching of Occupational Medicine) Effects of work: physical agents Concise description This EMUTOM lesson is about the physical agents noise, vibration, radiation, temperature, lighting and pressure. For every physical hazard the lesson gives a description of what is known about the physical hazard, what are the health effects and the […]

Virtual Patients: Ergonomics III, Work environment (physical)

This Virtual Patients lesson is relevant for medical students and professionals working in health care. The learning objectives of this lesson are the ability to identify the importance of a healthy workplace environment, to depict 5 or more main components of a healthy working environment, to list 4 major environmental factors in the workplace, to […]

OpenWHO course: COVID-19 – Occupational Health and Safety for health workers

The WHO Platform OpenWHO developed a course for health workers who work under challenging or difficult conditions related to COVID-19. In this pandemic health workers are exposed to many different occupational risks to health and safety. In this one hour lasting course the following topics are discussed: (1) infectious risks to health and safety, (2) […]

MOOC: Occupational Health in Developing Countries

Occupational Health in developing countries is a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) provided by the website Future Learn. Through this website you can sign in for this present course. Following the course enables you to increase knowledge about topics like occupational health and diseases, risk factors for illness and injuries at workplaces, workplace hazards and […]

Virtual Patients: Forestry worker with white fingers

This Virtual Patient lesson is a learning case about a forestry worker. He complains about fingers turning white, numbness and problems moving them properly. Besides it unables him regularly to work and causes him pain. Step by step, it is educated how a state-of-the-art diagnosis and tests should be performed. Besides, legal issues and compensation […]

Thermal Environment

This course provides students with a sound understanding of the effects of the thermal environment on people. The physiology of thermoregulation and the effects of extreme temperatures (heat and cold) is explained. Furthermore, it explains the methods available for performing a thermal survey and assessing the degree of risk. Finally, the possible means of controlling […]

Noise – Measurement and its effects

This course teaches the nature and physics of noise, the functioning and structure of the human ear, and effects of noise on people. It is learned how to assess noise risks in the work place and in a general environment. It will teach about noise sources and their control, and about hearing protection. The relevant […]

Orientation on Health and Safety for New Agricultural Workers

This interactive lesson teaches about safety behavior, legislation and recognition of job-related hazards. Furthermore, the lesson is a guide in hazards that are common in the broad range of agricultural work, including working alone, violence, working with chemicals, slips and falls, lifting by hand, machinery and equipment, confined spaces, electricity, and handling animals. The lesson […]

Occupational & environmental cancer: recognition and prevention

This module teaches how to recognize occupational and environmental cancer and how to respond to this finding. It is designed for primary healthcare providers (physicians, specialists, nurses) and anyone with an interest in recognizing and preventing occupational and environmental cancer. Insights are provided into how the recognition of cancer risks can lead to prevention. Case […]

Ergonomics essentials

This course gives insight into the relation between the working human and his/her workplace, tools, handling of materials, and environment. It will deal with all those aspects that make work easier, more healthy and efficient, if applied in the right way. It will bring understanding why physical work may parallel a risk for health, especially […]

Basic principles in Occupational Hygiene

This introductory course outlines the principles of Occupational Hygiene. It will provide a basis for recognition, evaluation, and control of, and anticipation on hazards, as may be encountered in the workplace. It will pay attention to such items as human physiology, toxicology, risk factors, sources, risk assessment, standards, and control of risk. The course is […]

General introduction to occupational health. Module 1: Occupational hygiene

This module is the first of a two year course for the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health. It teaches the principles of Occupational Hygiene at an academic level. It will provide knowledge to become familiar with the discipline of Occupational Hygiene, and will develop special competences in health risk assessment. It will pay attention to […]