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Introduction to physical factors and health at work


This week consists of four topics, each followed by discussion and a quiz.

Noise and vibration

In this session you will learn about noise and vibration. We will describe different workplaces where these factors may be encountered, possible health effects and preventive measures.

Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation

In this session you will learn about ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, where these types of radiation occur and how to protect yourself from the negative health effects from different types of radiation.

Work place climate

In this session you will learn about climate factors both at outdoor and indoor workplaces. Health problems occurring during work at high and low temperatures will be described, the expressions indoor air environment and climate will be explained, and you will learn about the Legionella disease.

Safety at work

Safety is a huge topic, here we will focus on some fundamental issues involved in making a workplace safe; the importance of a responsible leadership, safety training, safety signage and first aid.

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