Global Occupational Health

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Tee L. Guidotti
Oxford University Press, Mar 11, 2011 - Medical - 624 pages
Global Occupational Health is a concise, complete introduction to a vital-but often neglected-area in the field of health sciences. Work-related illnesses and injuries are critical concerns for every country and at every stage of economic development and an important determinant of health and financial security for working adults and their families. As a comprehensive textbook designed for students, professionals in public health, and occupational health practitioners who are working across international boundaries, this book will provide the reader with solid foundational knowledge of occupational health through the lens of economic development. Perfect for use as both a stand-alone text or as supplementary reading, this book addresses worker protection and the management of occupational health from rich industrialized countries to developing societies. The first section of the book concentrates on broad approaches and frameworks for the investigation and management of health in the workplace. The second section addresses important hazards. The third section addresses specific industry sectors, management challenges, and policies at the global level. Each chapter links occupational health to economic development concepts and future trends. The contributed chapters are authored by international experts in the field, enriched by boxed case studies and supportive concrete examples. This work sets a new standard for education in occupational health.
 

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Contents

1 The Principles of Occupational Health
3
2 Chemical Safety and Risk Assessment
19
3 Occupational Epidemiology
36
4 Exposure Assessment
72
5 Monitoring and Surveillance
93
6 Safety
107
7 Ergonomics
131
8 Physical Hazards
142
18 Health Protection Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Workplace
340
19 Industries and Workplaces
355
20 HealthCare Workers
397
21 Agriculture and Rural Development
415
22 Occupational Health and Safety in Small Enterprises
432
23 The Worker
444
24 Common Occupations
459
25 Occupational Health and Economic Development
486

9 Chemical Hazards
158
10 Biological Hazards at Work
189
11 Stress and Psychological Factors
199
12 Hazard Control
215
13 Clinical Evaluation of Occupational Disorders
238
14 Occupational Injuries
265
15 Musculoskeletal Disorders
277
16 Occupational Diseases
300
17 Fitness to Work
329
26 Covenants in Occupational Health
504
27 Occupational Health Services
512
28 Delivering Health Care
526
29 Economic Burden
536
30 Emerging Issues in the New Economy
547
31 The Future
560
References and Recommended Reading
571
Index
585
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Tee L. Guidotti, MD, MPH, DABT, is an international consultant in health, safety, and sustainability at Medical Advisory Services (a division of The NMAS Group), a firm in Rockville, Maryland. He is a physician and retired professor of environmental and occupational health.

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