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Global Occupational Health$
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Tee L. Guidotti

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195380002

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.001.0001

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Occupational Epidemiology

Occupational Epidemiology

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(p.36) 3 Occupational Epidemiology
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Global Occupational Health
Author(s):

Panu Oksa

Jukka Uitti

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0003

Epidemiology is the science that studies the distribution and determinants of health-related conditions and events in populations, such as a community or a workforce or workers assigned to a particular area in a plant. It is typically used to discover the likely causes of disease or injury and the risk factors that make the risk better or worse. Occupational epidemiology applies the principles of epidemiology to the work environment.

Keywords:   occupational epidemiology, health-related conditions, populations, workforce, community, disease, injury, risk factors, work environment, epidemiology

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