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.
Preface Contributors Introduction 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 Australia Canada Finland East Germany Holland India Iran Israel South Africa Sudan Sweden United States of America Zambia Appendix Films and Audio Visual Aids Index
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1974
- 1st January 1974
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