Addresses relationship between technology-related problems and the law applicable to work environment. National Labor Relations Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act. Toxic Substances Control Act, state worker's compensation, and suits by workers in the courts discussed. Problems related to occupational health and safety, collective bargaining as a mechanism for altering technology in the workplace, job alienation, productivity, and the organization of work addressed. Prior courses or experience in the environmental, public health, or law-related areas.
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This is a short video clip of work in a brick factory in Asia. You can use the clip for educational purposes teaching occupational Health; and focus upon a discussion of different work factors causing a risk for health.
This is a very short video where you see a man at the top of the scaffold; he is jumping down as a method for bringing a sack of cement up. You may use this video clip as a start of a discussion about how to make a work place like this safe; what to do and not to do.
In this short video of 25 seconds we illustrate how organic solvents work. This can be a helpful demonstration in classes where you teach about organic solvents and health effects. Organic solvents dissolve fat. Here we watch two dishes. One contains water, the other contains white spirit. White spirit is a mixture of organic solvents which for instance is used in paint. When oil is added to the water, you see that the oil gathers in bubbles at the top, and the fat does not dissolve in the water. When oil is added to the white spirit, the oil immediately disappears, as it dissolves into the white spirit. This is how organic solvents work – they dissolve fat. This is relevant for humans because our nervous system is normally protected by fat tissue. The organic solvents remove this protection and harm the nerves and the brain.
This is a video clip of 1 min 36 seconds showing how to measure noise levels at a work place. You may use this video if you teach in occupational health about how to measure noise.
This video illustrates the difference between restrictive versus obstructive lung function impairment. The video can be used as a demonstration of these types of lung diseases in a lecture.
This a video of 45 seconds, showing an interview with a Tanzanian expert on pesticides; telling how dangerous pesticides can be for human Health. This can be used in teaching, to inspire students to learn about pesticides and health effects.
This is a short video clip demonstrating a prosthesis and made in a workshop producing such orthopaedic devices.
You can use the video for educational purposes if you teach about rehabilitation at the work place.
This is a video of 1 min 50 seconds which demonstrates how you can sample dust in a work environment. The video can be used for educational purposes if you teach this topic in occupational Health
This is a video clip of 45 seconds that show a construction work site in Asia, demonstrating noise, dust and vibration at this work place. You can use this video for teaching purposes if you teach occupational Health. Here these work exposures are demonstrated clearly.
This s a video of 1 min 27 seconds where you can see how a radiologist works and how he can become exposed to x-rays and how he can prevent radiation exposure.
You may use this to demonstrate this kind of work if you for instance teach in occupational health about radiation and Health.
The video is from Tanzania.