142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Occupational Health and Safety Section and the APHA History

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 10:35 AM - 10:45 AM

Jay H. Glasser, MS, PhD , School of Public Health, The University of Texas, Houston, TX
The APHA History Project is pleased to join in celebrating The 100th Anniversary of the Occupational Health and Safety Section (OHS).Established with the name Industrial Hygiene, OHS was the 6th Section formed by APHA. The presentation reviews the context of the establishment of the Section set within APHA’s growing recognition of the hazards of the workplace environment and the role that public health principles and science can contribute to both prevent and protect against workplace environmental and occupational hazards. The History Project is working with the leadership and members of the Occupational Health and Safety Section to jointly provide for the Section’s ongoing presence in APHAs developing an on line history platform as a principal resource to convey APHA mission and the role of Public Health to a wider audience.

Learning Areas:

Occupational health and safety
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the needed background history on the creation and development of the APHA History Project and the OHS Section. Explain the importance of the Occupational Health and Safety Section in the continuing mission of APHA and its singular role in the ensuing decades in its role as a basic building block of population Health Identify key lessons learned for the History Project using the foundation of historical analysis to further examine the current issues in Occupational Health and Safety as they may impact the further development of both the field as well as the overall direction of public health generally and APHA mission specifically.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Co-chair of the History Project and review, collect, and synthesize the background and key aspects through both research, conversation, and the benefit of directly tapping addition scholarly input from leaders in public health history. Taught public health in my role as Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Texas. Skilled in framing online learning courses, adult learning materials in community health inclusive of relevant history of component learning modules.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.