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Health defined as a proper well being of humankind without being interrupted by any disorder or disease; be it mentally or physically. Henceforth, it has become an important factor for any community to make serious efforts towards health. According to an epidemiological studies done in Africa by World Health Organization (WHO), people are dealing with certain health issues such as HIV- AIDS (60% of the people), Leprosy (less than 1 case per 10,000 people), malarial diseases (More than 90% of the estimated 300–500 million malaria cases that occur worldwide every year are in Africans), etc. and to maintain the high state of awareness among population various private and governmental sectors are giving their valuable inputs to serve the nation in various forms. Hence, along with them, various educational organizations are also giving their efforts in providing high educational qualification in such sectors to greater minds. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Occupational Health Specialist


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How to become an Occupational Health Specialist
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  • Health defined as a proper well being of
    humankind without being interrupted by any
    disorder or disease be it mentally or
    physically. Henceforth, it has become an
    important factor for any community to make
    serious efforts towards health. According to an
    epidemiological studies done in Africa by World
    Health Organization (WHO), people are dealing
    with certain health issues such as HIV- AIDS (60
    of the people), Leprosy (less than 1 case per
    10,000 people), malarial diseases (More than 90
    of the estimated 300500 million malaria cases
    that occur worldwide every year are in Africans),
    etc. and to maintain the high state of awareness
    among population various private and governmental
    sectors are giving their valuable inputs to serve
    the nation in various forms. Hence, along with
    them, various educational organizations are also
    giving their efforts in providing high
    educational qualification in such sectors to
    greater minds.

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  • Occupational Health Specialist is one of the
    programs provided by educational sectors to serve
    the humankind. Hence, it has become a great
    opportunity for students who want to pursue their
    career in public health degrees whether
    Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. programs.

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Various positions for health specialist in AFRICA
  • Occupational Safety and Health Specialists
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technicians
  • Occupational Safety and Health Specialists and
    Technicians
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Health Physicist
  • Environmental protection officer
  • Fire Engineers
  • Health and Safety Engineers
  • Environmental scientists and Specialists
  • Construction and Building Inspectors
  • Job Roles
  • The work profile for these positions is provided
    time to time by various divisions or sectors of
    society such as governmental organizations,
    construction places, manufacturing units, people
    dealing with management, scientific and technical
    consulting services along with hospitals located
    in local, state or at private levels.

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Occupational Safety and Health Specialists job
role is to
  • Check the efficacy of the work environment
  • Whether the work station is following complete
    rules or regulations to conduct hazardous work
  • Create paperwork or reporting of the agencies or
    their workspace
  • Complete awareness of health in the industries
    and hospitals
  • Commute with the workers and design the structure
    or space for working professionals
  • Provide proper counseling on use of equipment
  • Inquire prior incidents and accidents so that it
    could be prevented
  • Educate the population in the prevention and
    maintaining the safety level

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Academic requirements
  • Bachelors degree is a must for pursuing
    Occupational Health and Safety Specialist. This
    degree provides the students with fundamentals
    and laws to be followed for maintaining proper
    health be it legal or ethical. It provides basic
    knowledge of safety and health in various fields.
  • Masters degree and Ph.D. degree as a
    specialization needed for Occupational Health and
    Safety Specialist in posts like industrial
    hygiene or health physics, accident prevention in
    hospitals and the role of occupational health
    specialist in writing and communication for
    various groups of society.
  • Experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years by many employers
  • As a fresher, one can also enter after getting
    appropriate training in the required field and by
    applying to certain posts.

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Skills required
  • One should have an appropriate idea about basic
    technologies related to the field to make
    considerable profits for an organization.
  • Must have the potential to handle complex and
    strategic works.
  • Good communication skills to get in touch with
    employers as sometimes they need to give
    instructions and various tips to the working
    professionals.
  • The complete orientation of details to be
    provided as they need to comply with varied roles
    and responsibilities with them.
  • Must have the strong physical stamina to travel
    around for a certain period of time.
  • Must have handling and problem-solving skills to
    prevent workers from varied environmental and
    working issues.
  • Career prospects
  • Career aspects and role of Occupational Health
    and Specialist include industries such as
    environmental organizations, pharmaceuticals
    industries, Medical colleges, and Hospitals.
    Numerous Occupational Health Specialist job
    includes jobs in governmental organizations too
    as they are keen on providing awareness to the
    society for the well being of common people
    residing in Africa.

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Environmental-Health-and-Safety-Specialist
  • Texila American University is among the paramount
    Universities in Africa providing courses related
    to Public Health and their safety along with
    others. Various important aspects of public
    health including Occupational Health are covered
    as a part of Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D.
    degrees. It helps in entailing students in
    government and private industries.
  • It helps in deliberating good skills over public
    health. We are engaged with best faculties,
    infrastructure and highly developed practical
    knowledge to our students in providing a career
    in Occupational Public Health and Safety sector.
  • Day by day with dedicated faculties and
    determined students we are achieving milestones
    as the most trusted professionals offering public
    health degrees with more than 6000 students and
    alumni. Here awaits a prominent opportunity for
    the greater minds to apply for a public health
    degree with Texila American University and get
    enrolled for our BPH, MPH or Ph.D. in public
    health programs.

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  • To know more click the below link
  • https//blog.tauedu.org/how-to-become-an-occupatio
    nal-health-specialist
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