Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-19
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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
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

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