Occupational Health

Occupational Health

A Guide to Sources of Information

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Editor: Suzette Gauvain
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141763

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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

  • Preface



    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 316
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141763

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Suzette Gauvain

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