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Work: Dangerous to your Health?

Working in steel factories and automobile assembly plants can be dangerous and unhealthy. But what about jobs in offices or retail or fast food or nursing or teaching? Are these jobs healthier? Are they safer? Workers in these jobs talk about high levels of stress, violence and musculoskeletal pain. This course will examine the causes and consequences of these health and safety issues. It will also examine current health and safety and workers’ compensation laws to find out what workers need to better protect their bodies at work.

LABRST 3D03

Work: Dangerous to your Health?

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): III Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes

Working in steel factories and automobile assembly plants can be dangerous and unhealthy. But what about jobs in offices or retail or fast food or nursing or teaching? Are these jobs healthier? Are they safer? Workers in these jobs talk about high levels of stress, violence and musculoskeletal pain. This course will examine the causes and consequences of these health and safety issues. It will also examine current health and safety and workers’ compensation laws to find out what workers need to better protect their bodies at work.


Robert Storey

Associate Professor | Director of School of Labour Studies

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above of a Health, Aging and Society or Labour Studies program or permission of the Director Generally offered in alternate years.