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Occupational and Environmental Health

Recognizing and Preventing Disease and Injury

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Occupational and Environmental Health: Recognizing and Preventing Disease and Injury
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This thoroughly updated Fifth Edition is a comprehensive, practical guide to recognizing, preventing, and treating work-related and environmentally-induced injuries and diseases. Chapters by experts in medicine, industry, labor, government, safety, ergonomics, environmental health, and psychology address the full range of clinical and public health concerns. Numerous case studies, photographs, drawings, graphs, and tables help readers understand key concepts. This edition features new chapters on environmental health, including water pollution, hazardous waste, global environmental hazards, the role of nongovernmental organizations in environmental health, and responding to community environmental health concerns. Other new chapters cover conducting workplace investigations and assessing and enforcing compliance with health and safety regulations.

Table of Contents

Work, Environment, and Health 1 Occupational and Environmental Health: An Overview 3 2 The Social Context of Occupational and Environmental Health 21 3 Government Regulation 39 4 Legal Remedies 74 5 Ethics in Occupational and Environmental Health 105 Recognition, Assessment, and Prevention 6 Recognizing Occupational and Environmental Disease and Injury 131 7 Preventing Occupational and Environmental Disease and Injury 148 8 Epidemiology 172 9 Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 190 10 Safety 218 11 Occupational Ergonomics: Promoting Safety and Health Through Work Design 238 12 Clinical Occupational and Environmental Health Practice 251 Hazardous Exposures 13 Chemical Hazards 269 14 Physical Hazards 311 14A Noise 312 14B Vibration 322 14C Extremes of Temperature 332 14D Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation 345 15 Biological Hazards 366 16 Occupational Stress 382 17 Ambient Air Pollution 397 18 Indoor Air Quality 415 19 Water Quality 427 20 Hazardous Waste 441 21 Global Environmental Changes 451 22 Injuries 471 23 Musculoskeletal Disorders 488 24 Cancer 517 25 Respiratory Disorders 543 26 Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders 570 27 Hearing Disorders 587 28 Skin Disorders 598 29 Reproductive and Developmental Disorders 612 30 Cardiovascular, Renal, Hepatic, and Hematologic Disorders 624 An Integrated Approach to Prevention 31 Disparities in Occupational and Environmental Exposures and Health 641 32 Addressing Health and Safety Hazards in Specific Industries: Agriculture, Construction, and Health Care 661 33 Conducting Workplace Investigations 683 34 Labor Unions: Their Role in Occupational and Environmental Health 697 35 The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Environmental Health 710 36 Responding to Community Environmental Health Concerns 722 37 Regulations in Practice: Assessing and Enforcing Compliance with Health and Safety Regulations 738 Index 755
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2005
Contributors
Associate editor Rosemary K. Sokas Associate editor Sherry L. Baron Edited by Barry S. Levy Edited by David H. Wegman
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
5th Revised edition
Illustrations
139
Imprint
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Pages
847
Dimensions
178x254x25
ISBN-13
9780781755511
Product ID
1861668

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