Occupational Health Practice

Occupational Health Practice

3rd Edition - March 20, 1989

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  • Author: H A Waldron
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483164267

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Occupational Health Practice, Third Edition is a comprehensive account of the practice of protecting and improving health in the workplace. Topics covered by this book include pre-placement screening; principles of toxicology; the mental health of people at work; and thermal stresses in occupations. The principles of occupational epidemiology, sickness absence, toxicity testing of industrial chemicals, ergonomics, and the use of protective clothing in the workplace are also discussed. This book is comprised of 28 chapters and begins by outlining developments in occupational health practice, along with the monitoring of occupational diseases. The chapters that follow explore the mental health of people at work and the health effects of vibration, noise, and ionizing radiation in the workplace. The text also considers emergency medical treatment in the workplace; vocational rehabilitation and resettlement of people with disabilities; occupational health services for migrant workers; and special problems in occupational health in developing countries. The final chapter describes health promotion and counseling in the workplace. Suggestions as to how the occupational health professional should deal with perturbations in the health of the worker and workplace are included. This monograph will be of value to occupational health practitioners.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to Third Edition

    Preface to First Edition


    1. Developments in Occupational Health

    2. Pre-placement Screening

    3. Principles of Toxicology

    4. The Introduction and Monitoring of Occupational Diseases

    5. Mental Health of People at Work

    6. Vibration

    7. Noise

    8. Ionizing Radiation

    9. Thermal Stresses in Occupations

    10. Biological Monitoring of Exposure to Industrial Chemicals

    11. Pulmonary Function and Assessment

    12. Audiometry

    13. Vaccination Policies

    14. Principles of Occupational Epidemiology

    15. Survey Design

    16. Atmospheric Monitoring

    17. Analytical Methods

    18. Sickness Absence

    19. Toxicity Testing of Industrial Chemicals

    20. Ergonomics

    21. Protective Clothing

    22. Health Effects on Hyperbaric Environments

    23. Treatment and First Aid Services

    24. Emergency Medical Treatment

    25. Vocational Rehabilitation and Resettlement

    26. Migrant Workers

    27. Special Problems in Developing Countries

    28. Health Promotion and Counseling


Product details

  • No. of pages: 544
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1989
  • Published: March 20, 1989
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483164267

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H A Waldron

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