DescriptionOffering a balance of theory and practice, with guides for further reading, this is a clinical guide for the practitioner in the widest sense: physicians, nurses, occupational hygienists, safety officers, environmental, health officers and personnel managers. With coverage of both medicine and hygiene, and including sections on OH law, it is a primer for appropriate courses and provides all that the interested medical student would need to know.
2 Occupational health services - an international perspective.
3 Occupational diseases.
4 Occupational infections.
5 Occupational toxicology.
6 Occupational hygiene - gases, vapours, dusts and fibres.
7 Physical hazards - light, heat, noise, vibration, pressure, and radiation.
8 Musculoskeletal disorders.
9 Psychosocial aspects of the workplace.
10 Risk assessment.
11 Control of air-borne contaminants.
12 Personal protection of the worker.
13 Special issues in occupational health.
14 Legal aspects of occupational health.
15 Sources of information
Occupational Health [at Work], December/January_06/07
Praise for the Fourth Edition:
""… unlike many others in the field, [it] fuses occupational medicine and occupational hygiene into one volume...""
Journal of the Institute of Health Education
""This is a great little book and I wholeheartedly recommend it.""
Health & Safety Society Reviews Bulletin
""At such a modest price this useful introduction can be recommended to all new doctors and hygienists in the specialty.""
""I recommend this book to all occupational health practitioners. It is not a book for the shelf but one for the pocket or handbag, to be referred to at all times.""
- Covers both medicine and hygiene which no other similarly synoptic volume does
- Includes additional sections on nursing and law
- Offers coverage of key subject areas in occupational health – including occupational hygiene, toxicology, health effects and practical aspects of practice
- Provides all the information an interested medical student needs to know