Occupational Hygiene

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Kerry Gardiner, J. Malcolm Harrington
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Medical - 520 pages
Employees, employers and the government have all become very aware of the effects on health of the work environment. As a result, this subject area is rapidly developing with recent changes in legislation, sampling and measurement methods, as well as a new emphasis on the psychological impact of work, and the importance of an appropriate work-life balance.

The purpose of this book is to provide a clear and concise account of the principles of occupational hygiene and, as such, it is suitable for students studying for degree courses in this subject and for the MFOM. It is also suitable for occupational physicians and nurses, to safety representatives and to trade unionists.

This edition sees the introduction of nine new chapters covering recently emerged topics such as work/life balance, work organisation and pyschological issues.


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Part 2 Organ structure and function and the adverse effects of work
Part 3 Principles of occupational hygiene
Part 4 Environmental hazards principles and methods of their assessment
Part 5 Allied and emerging issues
Part 6 Control

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Dr Kerry Gardiner was the Acting Director of the Institute of Occupational Health, University of Birmingham, from mid-2000 to early 2003. He joined the Institute in 1987, having gained approximately a year's field experience as a consultant in London directly after graduating with a degree in Occupational Hygiene. His career at the IOH started as a Research Associate with specific responsibility for a large trans-European respiratory morbidity study; from which he gained his PhD. Despite a multitude of interests his particular area of research revolves around the use of exposure data in exposure-response analyses. Over time, he was appointed to a Lectureship, followed in 1997 by a Senior Lectureship. From March 2000 until April 2001, he was the President of the British Occupational Hygiene Society; during this term he spent his time ensuring that the Society contributed actively to Securing Health Together and trying to persuade other Learned/Professional Bodies to work actively together to address the essential tenet of disease/illness prevention. He is currently visiting Professor at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Malcolm Harrington CBE, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCP, FFOM, is Emeritus Professor of Occupational Health at the University of Birmingham.

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