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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.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Occupational hazards 1. Physical hazards 2. Chemical hazards 3. Biological hazards 4. Mechanical and ergonomic hazards 5. Psychosocial hazards Section 2 Occupational diseases 6. Occupational Infections 7. Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders 8. Skin disorders 9. Musculoskeletal disorders 10. Gastrointestinal and urinary tract disorders 11. Eye disorders 12. Neurological disorders 13. Psychiatric disorders 14. Reproductive disorders 15. Haematological disorders 16. Medically unexplained syndromes Section 3 Occupational health practice 17. Operational issues 18. Ethics 19. Policies 20. Sickness absence, rehabilitation and retirement 21. Risk assessment and risk management 22. Health surveillance Section 4 Fitness for work 23. Generic fitness for work and specific disorders 24. Fitness for specific work Section 5 Occupational health law 25. UK Health and Safety law 26. Employment law 27. Law and records 28. Environmental law Section 6 Occupational hygiene 29. Occupational Hygiene overview 30. Monitoring exposure 31. Biological monitoring 32. Prevention and control of exposure Section 7 Toxicology 33. Toxicology Section 8 Epidemiology 34. Epidemiology Section 9 Environmental medicine 35. Environmental protection Section 10 Safety science 36. Safety science Section 11 Practical procedures 37. Clinical tasks and procedures 38. Non-clinical tasks Section 12 Emergencies in occupational health 39. Acute poisoning 40. Non-chemical emergencies 41. Terrorism Appendices A1. Hazard statements for 'health effects' used under CLP Regulations A2. Consent for occupational health assessment A3. List of prescribed diseases A4. List of RIDDOR reportable diseases A5. Informatics in occupational health A6. Lung volumes A7. Height and weight converter and body mass index (BMI) calculator A8. Agents evaluated by IARC Agents evaluated by IARC as Group 1