Occupational Health Law

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Wiley, Feb 5, 2010 - Law - 400 pages

Kloss on 'Occupational Health Law' has become the standard reference work on the subject since it was first published in 1989. Detailed but highly readable, it provides an essential source of information for health professionals working in occupational health and also for human resources staff.

In the years since the 4th edition was written there have been many changes in the field of occupational health, which has achieved a higher profile nationally with the publication of Dame Carol Black's review of the health of Britain's working age population in 2008.  This edition, which has been fully revised, includes new sections on age discrimination and expert witnesses, and the sections on discrimination, especially disability discrimination, the Working Time Regulations, stress related illness, corporate manslaughter and confidentiality, in particular, have been substantially updated.


  • The established work on the subject
  • Fully revised in line with current legislation and case law
  • Essential reference for occupational health, personnel and health and safety departments
  • 'Essential reading... clear, straight to the point... superb value for money' - Occupational Safety and Health

Reviews of Previous Editions

‘This is essential reading. The revealing case histories are an education in themselves. Clear, straight to the point exposition makes the book superb value for money and invaluable as a reference.'  - Journal of Occupational Safety and Health

What makes this book special is not just the mine of useful and expert information but its readability and compassion, which, in a legal textbook, has to be as rare as hen's teeth.' - Journal of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment

Explores the complete landscape of occupational health and workers' rights ... a reference not only for those lobbying or legislating, but also for occupational health care professionals and human resources departments.' - Euroabstracts

Very informative, concise and detailed.' - Physiotherapy

'Occupational Health Law is an essential, comprehensive and up-to-date reference source for OH professionals.' - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH [at Work]

The Author

Diana Kloss is Chair of the newly created Council of Occupational Health Professionals, set up after the Black Review.  She is a barrister and part-time employment judge in Manchester, and also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health Law in the University of Manchester.  She has considerable experience of employment law and medical law, both in practice and as a lecturer and researcher.    Diana is an ACAS arbitrator and mediator and a member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and the CJD Incidents Panel.  In 2009 she was appointed MBE for services to occupational health.

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About the author (2010)

Diana Kloss is a barrister and part-time chairman of Employment Tribunals in Manchester. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health Law at the University of Manchester. She has considerable experience of employment law and medical law, both in practice and as a lecturer and researcher. Diana has been an ACAS arbitrator for over twenty-five years and has recently been appointed to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council. She is a member of the Expert Advisory Group on AIDS, the United Kingdom Panel for Healthcare Workers and the CJD Incidents Committee. Diana has been lected an Homorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and an Honorary Life Member of the Association of Local Authority Medical Advisors. She writes a regular column for Occupational Health at Work and contributes to Hunter’s Diseases of Occupations.

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