Lecture 1 Introduction to Occupational Safety

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Introduction to Occupational Safety Dr. Qingsheng Wang Oklahoma State University August 23, 2010 1
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1. What is Occupational Safety Protect the safety and health of people engaged in work or employment, and foster a safe work environment. Interactions among many subject areas: Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Toxicology, Environmental Health, Industrial Relations, Public Policy etc. 2
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Safety VS Health Safety Deals with acute effects of hazards Safety specialist with process experience and practical on-the-job knowledge Health Deals with chronic effects of hazards Industrial hygienists with sophisticated instruments and scientific expertise 3 The goal is same: to eliminate hazards in workplaces
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Identify and reduce safety and health hazards Definition of Hazard The inherent potential in a material, a condition, and/or a situation, to cause damage to people, to the environment, and/or to property. 4
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