Basic Toxicology & Occupational Health Course Description
Toxicology, is the study of the effects of chemicals on living organisms. It is a broad science because of the variety of potential effects and the diversity of chemicals. Toxicity is an inherent characteristic of all chemicals and a certain dose of any substance may cause illness, injury or death. Occupational health and safety professionals include occupational and environmental health nurses, occupational medicine physicians, industrial hygienists, toxicologist, safety professionals, and occupational health psychologists
Workers handling hazardous waste can experience high levels of stress. Their daily tasks may expose them to toxic chemicals, safety hazards, biological hazards, and radiation. Therefore, a medical program is essential to assess and monitor workers’ health and fitness both prior to employment and during the course of work; to provide emergency and other treatment as needed; and to keep accurate records for future reference.
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