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Occupational Health Science Mission Statement and Objectives

Mission Statement

The mission of the undergraduate program in Occupational Health Science is to prepare its graduates to become professionals in Industrial Hygiene and related fields. Such professionals will be competent, effective and ethical in applying scientific principles to protect workers from the adverse effects of environmental agents and workplace stressors.

Educational Objectives

Graduates of this program will be able to fulfill professional positions in Industrial and related fields, applying scientific principles and functioning competently in:

  1. Conducting assessments of workplace environments to determine exposures to environmental agents and workplace stressors.
  2. Evaluating the health risks due to exposures to environmental agents and workplace stressors.
  3. Recommending strategies, procedures and equipment for preventing and reducing occupational health hazards.
  4. Communicating to workers, managers and other professionals the nature of environmental exposures, the health risks associated with these exposures, and methods for eliminating or minimizing these risks.
  5. Collaborating in interdisciplinary teams addressing occupational health issues.
  6. Obtaining, organizing and analyzing environmental monitoring data and preparing a technical written report based on this data.
  7. Carrying out their professional activities ethically.
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