Complete this Occupational Health Assignment with your initial response to the questions.
The epidemiologic triad, is very helpful in occupational health nursing practice. The epidemiologic triad helps us understand the complex relationships among the workers, hazards in the workplace, and hazards in the environment. In the epidemiologic triad, each worker is a host within the work population. Each person (host) has his or her own innate, nonmodifiable characteristics, some of which put him or her at risk for workplace injury or illness. List three nonmodifiable characteristics, as well as three modifiable characteristics that impact risk for workplace injury or illness to the host? Second, briefly discuss workplace violence in healthcare. What type of workplace hazard (agent) does work place violence fall under (biologic, chemical, physical, or psychosocial)? Last, discuss some strategies to manage work place violence.