This course will be undergoing revision in early 2021, and will be unavailable after December 31, 2020.

Assessing the influence of work and working on human health. This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) for approval to award contact hours. AAOHN is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Expiration: September 27, 2016.



Upon completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the changing demographics of the worker population and the workplace and how this is affecting trends in illness and injury.
  • Identify priorities for prevention and control in occupational health and safety.
  • Assess the impact of the five major environmental factors common to every work setting on the health of workers.
  • Identify examples of the hierarchy of control in occupational health and safety.


The core competencies for public health professionals are a consensus set of skills identified by the Council on Linkages (CoL) between academia and public health practice as being desirable for the delivery of the essential public health services. The CoL competencies identified for this course are:

Domain 1: Analytic/Assessment Skills

Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

Domain 6: Basic Public Health Sciences Skills

Domain 7: Financial Planning and Management Skills

Continuing Education Units

Please note that these trainings may offer different types of continuing education credits. This Learner Portal may not calculate the correct number of continuing education credits. Please refer to the Continuing Education Credits section of your course site after registration for the correct information.

This course is eligible for 0.25 CEUs or 2.5 contact hours and up to 3 CPH re-certification credits can be earned by completing this course.

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