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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia was formed in 1996, while the Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Unit was established in 1997 under the Department of Nutrition and Community Health. This unit was later placed under the Department of Community Health which was set up in year 1999. The unit was separated into two in year 2002, namely the Environmental Health and Occupational Safety and Health unit. In year 2009, the units were combined and renamed as the Environmental and Occupational Health Science Unit. The department was officially launched in November of year 2011, with Professor Dr. Zailina Hashim as the first Head of Department. The department was established to conduct teaching, community-based research and professional services particularly in safety, disease prevention and injuries relating to environmental and occupational aspects.