Workplace Health Surveillance: An Action-Oriented Approach

Hardcover | October 15, 2000

EditorNeil A. Maizlish

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This is the first textbook that makes workplace health surveillance accessible to a broad audience. Step-by-step, it shows how to establish or improve a surveillance system. The reader learns about defining objectives, seeking organizational support, forming a surveillance workgroup,collecting data, calculating basic injury and illness statistics, designing databases, analyzing and interpreting surveillance data, setting priorities, making protocols for follow-up and case management, marketing results and giving feedback, and evaluating surveillance systems. Links areemphasized between surveillance and workplace follow-up, community-based intervention programs, cost-benefit analysis, and other prevention activities. Readers get a solid foundation of epidemiologic concepts reinforced by examples that use simple arithmetic. Leading practitioners from government,business, and unions illustrate the surveillance of injuries, lead poisoning, pesticide illness, cumulative trauma disorders, asthma, noise-induced hearing loss, silicosis, cancer, and chemical and physical hazards. Non-traditional data sources are examined, including health and disabilityinsurance, hospital discharge, and poison control centers. Disability surveillance, return-to-work, and the quality/effectiveness of health services also are explored. Surveillance is shown to be an action-oriented tool for decision-making that is the key to a successful health and safetyprogram.

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This is the first textbook that makes workplace health surveillance accessible to a broad audience. Step-by-step, it shows how to establish or improve a surveillance system. The reader learns about defining objectives, seeking organizational support, forming a surveillance workgroup,collecting data, calculating basic injury and illne...

Format:HardcoverPublished:October 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195128885

ISBN - 13:9780195128888

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Table of Contents

Part I Principles1. Neil A. Maizlish: Introduction2. Neil A. Maizlish: Getting Organized3. Neil A. Maizlish: Data Collecting4. Neil A. Maizlish: Measuring Injury and Disease Frequency5. Neil A. Maizlish: Comparing Rates of Injury and Disease6. Neil A. Maizlish: Protocols for Case Reporting and Follow-up7. Neil A. Maizlish: Analysis and Interpretation8. Neil A. Maizlish: Feedback9. Neil A. Maizlish: Evaluation and Planning10. Neil A. Maizlish: Surveillance and the Design of Occupational Health Information SystemsPart II Case Studies11. Neil A. Maizlish and Linda A. Rudolph: Lead Poisoning / Elevated Blood Lead12. Neil A. Maizlish, Linda A. Rudolphon, and Kathy A. Dervin: Acute Pesticide Poisoning13. Neil A. Maizlish, Linda A. Rudolph, and Kathy A. Dervin: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome14. Kenneth D. Rosenman and Mary Jo Reilly: Silicosis15. Mary Jo Reilly and Kenneth D. Rosenman: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss16. Kenneth D. Rosenman and Mary Jo Reilly: Asthma17. Gordon R. Reeve: Injury Surveillance at Ford Motor Company18. Robert M. Park: Health and Disability Insurance19. Michael A. Silverstein, Neil A. Maizlish, Robert M. Park,and Franklin E. Mirer: Cancer Mortality Surveillance20. E. Lynn Jenkins: Fatal Injury Surveillance21. Anthony D. LaMontagne, James Ruttenber, and David H. Wegman: Exposure Surveillance for Chemical and Physical Hazards22. Martha W. Stanbury: Hospital Discharge Data23. Paul D. Blanc, Neil A. Maizlish, and Linda A. Rudolph: Poison Control Centers24. Neil A. Maizlish and Linda A. Rudolph: Workers' Compensation Information Systems25. Jim Bellows, Linda A. Rudolph, Neil A. Maizlish, and Kathy A. Dervin,: Closing the Loop: Impact of a Lead Poisoning Prevention Project26. Linda A. Rudolph and Neil A. Maizlish: Frontiers of Occupational Health Surveillance

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"There is really no other comprehensive resource for occupational disease surveillance. This book is essential reading for those involved in occupational disease surveillance programs, as well as for workplace-based occupational safety and health staff and committees."--Tim Morse, PhD,University of Connecticut Health Center