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Occupational And EnvironmentalHazardsDr James Swao, FRACPOccupational And EnvironmentHazardsDefinition:This is work or environment related ill health thatcan lead to permanent disability or death.1. Is a public health issue.2. Every work/job has health risk.3. These risks (hazards) are varied in type.3.1 Physical3.2 Chemical3.3 Biological3.4 PsychologicalTHE OCCUPATION A) Factory related:1. Chemicals (Contact, inhalation)2. Machines3. Fumes B) Office related1. Chemicals (contact, inhalation)2. Immobility3. Environment (psychological) C) Mine related1. Heavy metals (Contact, inhalation)THE OCCUPATIOND) Transport related:1. Immobility (LD drivers)2. Accidents (tromour)E) Health:1. Disease2. Patient3. Drugs4. StressTHE ENVIRONMENTA) Pollution1. Fumes (Industrial, MV)2. Waste disposal (Industrial, domestic)3. NoiseB) Weather1. Floods (water borne diseases, hunger)2. Heat wave (Dehydration and death)3. Cold (Diseases and death)C) Radiation1. Cancer clusterPREVENTION OF OCCUPATIONALHAZARDS 1. Work place safety (Identify and address safety concerns) 2. Regular reviews of those concerns 3. Work place protocols 4. Communication between staff 5. Emergency kitsPREVENTION OF ENVIRONMENTALHAZARDS1. Identify the health problem within theenvironment2. Classify the problem:2.1 Contamination2.2 Infection2.3 Spread2.4 Risks3. Pass the information to the public

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