chapter  11
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Occupational Environment

The occupational environment can be simply defined as any place, indoors or outdoors, where people work in return for financial or other remuneration. The prevention of occupationally related illnesses and injuries among workers is an important issue. Accordingly, occupational health and safety principles and practices are emphasized to identify, evaluate, and control sources and causes of hazards in the workplace environment, in turn decreasing risk of illness and injury to workers.