PREVENTION OF OCCUPATIONAL AND WORK-RELATED DISEASES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge of Occupational diseases and their prevention. Legislation on safety, health and protection in the workplace.
Course contents summary
Occupational diseases and their prevention: history. Legislation on safety, health and protection in the workplace. Work related diseases, manual handling, manual handling of patients. Work-related stress. Organization of shift and night work. Risk of upper limb biomechanical overload, repetitive movements. Mechanical vibrations. Measurement, effects, prevention. Office work: legislation, risk prevention. Health care risks. Biohazard. The occupational dermatitis. The personal protective equipment.
Work legislation, diseases due to dusts, metals, allergens
L. Alessio, P. Apostoli; Manuale di Medicina del Lavoro ed Igiene Industriale per Tecnici della Prevenzione; Casa Editrice Piccin.
Assessment methods and criteria