An emerging area of concern for social work professionals is occupational safety and health. This article explores problems of the workplace with a specific focus on Brown Lung disease, or byssinosis. The authors present a model for field practice whereby students develop skills in organization, self-help group development and systems change strategies, thereby moving from a traditional methods model of practice to one that is focused on social problems.
Jankovic, Joanne and Dotson, David
"Social Work Response to Problems of Occupational Health,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 8
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol8/iss1/7