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Types of pesticides and health problems

We have at least 500 types of pesticides, and the number of different products for sale is consequently even higher. The main groups of pesticides are categorized into the following …

Chemical Hazards and Health Effects When Welding

Thousands of different chemicals are used in large quantities in various industrial processes, and new chemicals are introduced every year. At numerous workplaces worldwide worker exposure to chemicals represents a …

Vibration

Health effects of vibrations Vibration is a mechanical phenomenon whereby oscillations occur about an equilibrium. The oscillations or movements may occur in different directions and frequencies, measured by the unit …

Historical aspects from Norway

Since this course is developed by a Norwegian university, we will present some historical aspects of the development of occupational health services in Norway as this might be of particular …

Handling noise

Noise measurement To know whether or not the noise is a risk factor for health at the workplace the employer need to know the quantity of the noise exposure. For …

Week 6: feedback

This week we will answer questions on two topics: The pregnant worker and coronavirus. Questions from all learners – posted through the “FutureLearn – Comments” are considered for this feedback …

Week 5: feedback

Questions about byssinosis, shiftwork, mental first aid and home office situations are answered in this video. Questions from all learners – posted through the “FutureLearn – Comments” are considered for …

Week 4: feedback

This week we show you how colleagues in Tanzania use a mobile unit for performing audiometry at noise workplaces. We are very proud of them. They have a stop in …

Week 3: feedback

The feedback video this week discusses use of personal hearing protection equipment and coronavirus-disease as a possible occupational disease. Questions from all learners – posted through the “FutureLearn – Comments” …

Week 2: feedback

The feedback video for this week is based on recent questions from learners. In the video educators discuss some central questions you have posed in this week’s lessons. Questions from …

Week 1: feedback

The feedback video for this week is based on recent questions from learners. In the video educators will discuss some central questions you have posed in this week’s lessons. Questions …

Introduction to Care of the worker

This week consists of four topics, followed by one discussion and a quiz Occupational Health Services Occupational health services for all workers has been a long-term objective of the World …

Legislation

Legislation and rights related to pregnant workers differ from country to country. More importantly, however, is that while many countries have appropriate legislation, they fail to enforce it. The majority …