Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health

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Julia Smedley, Finlay Dick, Steven Sadhra
OUP Oxford, Mar 28, 2013 - Law - 915 pages
Fully revised for this second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health provides a concise practice-based guide. Bringing together the latest legislation and guidance with current practice in the field, this is your authoritative guide to assessing and managing health risks in the workplace. Consisting of twelve sections covering the full breadth of practice, the Handbook includes workplace hazards and diseases, occupational health emergencies, and practical procedures. This second edition is also updated with new information on psychiatric emergencies, psychological therapies, chronic pain management, writing a policy, and obesity. Providing a thorough, easy-to-use guide to the whole of occupational health, this Handbook is the essential resource for all occupational physicians, occupational health nurses, occupational hygienists, and all those dealing with workplace health and fitness, giving you the information you need at your fingertips.

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Section 2 Occupational diseases
Section 3 Occupational health practice
Section 4 Fitness for work
Section 5 Occupational health law
Section 6 Occupational hygiene
Section 7 Toxicology
Section 8 Epidemiology in occupational health
Section 9 Environmental medicine
Section 11 Practical procedures
Section 12 Emergencies in occupational health
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Section 10 Safety science

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About the author (2013)

After completing her undergraduate training at Nottingham University Medical School, Julia Smedley subsequently spent several years in hospital medical specialties before embarking on higher specialist training in occupational medicine (a joint clinical/academic post at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Medical Research Council Environmental Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton). She is currently the head of a large NHS occupational health department that also provides services to a range of local and global industries. Whilst she is primarily a practical clinician and service director, she has always maintained a strong interest in research and evidence-based practice in occupational medicine.

Finlay Dick is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Medicine at Aberdeen University, Honorary Consultant Occupational Physician to NHS Grampian and is the course co-ordinator for the MSc in Occupational Medicine at the University of Aberdeen. He has worked in occupational medicine for 15 years in a number of sectors including the oil industry, shipping, local authority, and healthcare sectors.

Steve Sadhra has published over 50 book chapters, international reports and peer-reviewed publications in the field of Occupational Health. He has over 15 years experience in teaching occupational physicians, nurses and occupational hygienists and engineers and currently undertakes National and International Consultancy work in occupational health for over 30 organisations throughout the UK.