Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century

Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century

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This comprehensive examination of occupational health and safety explores hazardous agents found in the occupational environment, reviews their potential health effects, and identifies procedures for prevention of occupational illnesses and injuries. In 10 chapters, Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century first takes the reader through a detailed history of occupational health and safety efforts since Ancient Greece. It then examines each of the occupationally associated diseases and their epidemiology, including cancers, respiratory diseases, fertility and pregnancy abnormalities, hearing loss, infectious diseases, injuries and fatalities, and job stress. The final chapters examine prevention programs and research methods for this rapidly evolving field. Designed for undergraduate students across a broad spectrum of health and safety disciplines the book presents concepts in an accessible and engaging style. Key Features: Engaging, real-world vignettes in each chapter Loaded with charts, tables, and figures illustrating the most current data in the field Offers thorough coverage of occupational health policy, epidemiology, toxicology, chemical hazards, psychosocial aspects of work, and prevention efforts Student a Instructor Resources: This text comes packaged with Navigate 2 Advantage Access, a comprehensive package of mobile-ready course materials including: Learn: A complete eBook with interactive tools Practice: A virtual Study Center with robust practice activities and flashcards Assess: A homework and testing Assessment center with prepopulated quizzes and examinations Analyze: Dashboards with learner and educator views that reports actionable dataOSHA Technical Manual (OTM): Section VII: Chapter 1: back disorders and injuries. n.d. https://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/otm/otm_vii/otm_vii_1.html. Accessed June 23, 2014. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Centeranbsp;...


Title:Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century
Author: Robert H. Friis
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2015-03-15
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