. "7 Education and Training Programs." Safe Work in the 21st Century: Education and Training Needs for the Next Decade's Occupational Safety and Health Personnel. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2000.
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Safe Work in the 21st Century: Education and Training Needs for the Next Decade’s Occupational Safety and Health Personnel
industrial hygiene instrumentation and basic environmental control measures;
behavioral factors in accident causation and control and medical support of accident investigations;
determining fitness to work, placement of workers, and adaptations of work to accommodate handicaps;
employee assistance programs;
health education and health promotion; and
occupational health data management and analysis.
The clinical component shall include but not be limited to:
clinical care of workers in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of work-related disorders;
evaluation of the fitness of workers for normal or modified job assignments in a wide variety of work environments and the assessment of impairment and disability; and
counseling and education of workers and supervisors with respect to work or environmental hazards, health-related habits of living, and the arrangements of work.
Finally, an administrative component shall provide the resident with opportunities for management responsibilities and shall include but not be limited to each of the following topics:
the planning, administration, supervision, and evaluation of a broad program for the protection and promotion of the health and safety of workers in the work setting, including health risk assessment, accident evaluation, and risk reduction;
application of administrative and scientific principles to achieve compliance with regulatory requirements and the requirements of workers’ compensation plans; and
acquisition, collation, storage, and analysis of health and environmental data.
Occupational medicine physicians, like all physicians, are required to participate in a certain amount of continuing medical education to keep their medical licenses. In addition, as described earlier in Chapter 2, physicians who become board certified in occupational medicine in or after