Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health by Julia SmedleyOxford Handbook of Occupational Health by Julia Smedley

Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health

EditorJulia Smedley, Finlay Dick, Steven Sadhra

Paperback | April 25, 2013

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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 theworkplace.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, chronicpain 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 andfitness, giving you the information you need at your fingertips.
After completing her undergraduate training at Nottingham University Medical School, Julia Smedley subsequently spent several years in hospital medical specialties before embarking on higher specialist training in occupational medicine (a joint clinical/academic post at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Medical Researc...
Title:Oxford Handbook of Occupational HealthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:904 pagesPublished:April 25, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199651620

ISBN - 13:9780199651627


Table of Contents

Section 1: Occupational hazards1. Physical hazards2. Chemical hazards3. Biological hazards4. Mechanical and ergonomic hazards5. Psychosocial hazardsSection 2: Occupational diseases6. Occupational Infections7. Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders8. Skin disorders9. Musculoskeletal disorders10. Gastrointestinal and urinary tract disorders11. Eye disorders12. Neurological disorders13. Psychiatric disorders14. Reproductive disorders15. Haematological disorders16. Medically unexplained syndromesSection 3: Occupational health practice17. Operational issues18. Ethics19. Policies20. Sickness absence, rehabilitation and retirement21. Risk assessment and risk management22. Health surveillanceSection 4: Fitness for work23. Generic fitness for work and specific disorders24. Fitness for specific workSection 5: Occupational health law25. UK Health and Safety law26. Employment law27. Law and records28. Environmental lawSection 6: Occupational hygiene29. Occupational Hygiene overview30. Monitoring exposure31. Biological monitoring32. Prevention and control of exposureSection 7: Toxicology33. ToxicologySection 8: Epidemiology34. EpidemiologySection 9: Environmental medicine35. Environmental protectionSection 10: Safety science36. Safety scienceSection 11: Practical procedures37. Clinical tasks and procedures38. Non-clinical tasksSection 12: Emergencies in occupational health39. Acute poisoning40. Non-chemical emergencies41. TerrorismAppendices:A1 Hazard statements for 'health effects' used under CLP RegulationsA2 Consent for occupational health assessmentA3 List of prescribed diseasesA4 List of RIDDOR reportable diseasesA5 Informatics in occupational healthA6 Lung volumesA7 Height and weight converter and body mass index (BMI) calculatorA8 Agents evaluated by IARC Agents evaluated by IARC as Group 1

Editorial Reviews

"...this book is a fine addition to the occupational physician's library; they may need to keep it chained because there will be many members of the occupational health team who will want to borrow it" --Jean Ross, sciencedirect.com July 2008