Module 1 Identification of Occupational Risks and Health Threats

Last updated: January 18, 2023

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Module, you should be able to:

    • Be informed about basic terms used to describe occupational health and safety aspects
    • Understand difference between “risk” and “hazard” particularly in occupational perspective
    • Know what does “health threat” mean
    • Identify different types of occupational risk factors
    • Be familiar with some of occupational hazards
    • Know the possible health consequences of exposure to different risk factors
    • Be informed about basic terms used to describe health effects of exposure to occupational risk factors
    • Understand difference between occupational “accident”, “occupational injury” and “occupational disease”
    • Learn about incidence of specific occupational accidents, injuries and diseases