Why Is This Job Killing Me?

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Xlibris Corporation, May 17, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 159 pages
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Work Smarter, Work Healthier! What you don’t know about your workplace could kill you. What you learn in this book could save your life. Recognize the silent killers Create safer workplace environments Improve your health and your job performance Did you know that every nine minutes someone is killed by their job? In this groundbreaking book, two experts in the field of occupational safety tell you what's wrong at the workplace, who is at risk, and what you and your employer can do to create a safer working environment. Learn how to protect yourself from the top ten job-related illnesses and injuries--from respiratory disease to cancer, from reproductive disorders to musculoskeletal injuries and trauma. You╩ll discover: Four steps to risk assessment in the workplace The easiest method of reducing exposure to toxic substances How to recognize „sick building syndrome‰ and what to do about it How to prevent back injuries, sprains, strains, inflammations, and dislocations It's all here in the book that offers real solutions for real problems that affect you on--and off--the job. You╩ll find practical--and legal--know-how, suggestions for employers, a complete list of occupational health resources with addresses and Web sites, and more.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Chapter One
9
Chapter Two
17
Chapter Three
26
Chapter Four
41
Chapter Five
58
Chapter Six
72
Chapter Seven
86
Chapter Eight
98
Chapter Nine
107
Chapter Ten
120
Chapter Eleven
134
Chapter Twelve
143
Chapter Thirteen
152
About the Authors
159
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