The Health disorders associated with occupational and environmental exposures, specially, toxic chemicals affect many organ systems. The scientific activities carried out by the Centre of Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) principally focus on hazard identification, hazard analysis and assessment and control of hazards causing environmental disease. Yet it may be challenging to control the hazards, hence there is a need for health professionals to keep a watch on the exposed groups for conducting surveillance of work environment, and early detection of occupational illness. The World Health Organization has repeatedly called upon health professionals to develop interest in tackling physical, chemical, biological and psychological hazards that account for substantial disease burden. In the absence of adequately trained manpower, measures to prevent and control such illness are not instituted in many countries including India. The health professionals and laymen generally do not understand, and appreciate the consequences of harmful exposures to hazards in work place as well as in general environment.
Message from Dr. T.K.Joshi
We, at the centre are working to for building a strong and prosperous India. We have expertise
in identifying environmental and occupational health risks and have experience for suggesting strategies for the containment, prevention
and control of such risks. We are constantly working for
improving working conditions and environment for protecting worker’s health and safety, thereby enhancing their working capacity.