Occupational Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780433126805, 9781483141763

Occupational Health

1st Edition

A Guide to Sources of Information

Editors: Suzette Gauvain
eBook ISBN: 9781483141763
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 316
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Occupational Health: A Guide to Sources of Information is a compilation of papers that can be used as reference when seeking information and knowledge related to health hazards found in the workplace. The information given in the book pertains mostly to the United Kingdom, though additional references can be helpful when used in other countries.
The text enumerates the qualifications and trainings required for occupational physicians, medical officers, consultants, nurses, and part-time workers. The book also includes training courses in the USA, Australia, and South Africa. The epidemiological approach to occupational health hazards and problems, including the spread of community diseases in terms of age, social class, and time factors, is discussed. Of interest is the chapter on ergonomics where the interrelations between humans and their occupations are studied. Another useful chapter for administrators in the occupational health sector is the design of an occupational health department and first aid stations. Related topics include management, handling trade unions, and even environmental pollution. Details of occupational medicine in selected countries of the European Economic Community, the work of the WHO and the ILO, and other additional information from countries such as Israel, India. Sudan, and Zambia are included.
This book is an informative reading for physicians, nurses, hygienists, ergonomists, biomedical engineers, and students and trainees in occupational medicine.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1 Occupational Physicians

Chapter 2 The Epidemiological Approach to Occupational Health Problems

Chapter 3 Occupational Hygienists

Chapter 4 Occupational Health Nursing

Chapter 5 Occupational Psychologists

Chapter 6 Ergonomists

Chapter 7 Bio-medical Engineering

Chapter 8 Health and Safety Inspectors, Safety Advisers and Safety Engineers

Chapter 9 The Design of an Occupational Health Department

Chapter 10 First Aid Health Advice for Travellers in Remote Places

Chapter 11 Libraries

Chapter 12 Information and Advisory Services

Chapter 13 Management

Chapter 14 Trade Unions

Chapter 15 Environmental Pollution Problems in the United Kingdom-A Review of Legislation and Voluntary Attempts at Control and Conservation

Chapter 16 Air Pollution

Chapter 17 Occupational Health and the Common Market

Chapter 18 The Work of the World Health Organization in Occupational Health

Chapter 19 The International Labor Office

Chapter 20 Tropical Public Health and the Ross Institute of Tropical Hygiene (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Chapter 21 Universities and Research Institutes

Chapter 22 Additional Information from Other Countries




East Germany





South Africa



United States of America


Appendix Films and Audio Visual Aids



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