Department of Occupational Health and Ergonomics

Occupational health is an area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goals of occupational safety programs are to foster a safe and healthy work environment. Occupational health may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment. Occupational health can also reduce employee injury and illness related costs. Occupational health may involve interactions among many subject areas, including occupational medicine, occupational hygiene, public health, safety engineering, industrial engineering, chemistry, health physics, industrial and organizational psychology, ergonomics and occupational health psychology. The mission of the department is to educate occupational health and ergonomics at graduate and post graduate levels. Graduated students of occupational health will be able to recognize, evaluate, and assess the work environments to improve the working conditions. Post graduate students of ergonomics will be able to implement interventions and controls to improve the health and wellbeing of employees, and also increase efficiency in the workplaces. Research interests are including work-related disease diagnosis and treatment, especially silicosis, occupational ergonomics, exposure assessments, nanoparticle toxicology, air pollution control technologies, safety and health management systems.

Laboratories:

• Occupational Air Sampling and Analysis Laboratory

• Physical Agents Monitoring Laboratory

• Ergonomics Laboratory

Scientific Research Centers:

• Occupational Health

• Occupational Medicine

• Ergonomics

 

Topics for Scientific Research:

•Work-related disease diagnosis and treatment

• Ergonomics

• Occupational exposure assessment

• Air pollution control

• Safety and health management systems

Contact:

 Address: Department of Occupational Health and Ergonomics, School of Health, Nazlou Campus, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, I.R.IRAN

 

Web: http://health.umsu.ac.ir

Email: academic.relations@umsu.ac.ir