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Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health


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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

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Awarded First Prize in the Primary Healthcare category of the BMA Book Awards 2014.

About the Author

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 Research Council Environmental Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton). She is currently the head of a large NHS occupational health department that also provides services to a range of local and global industries. Whilst she is primarily a practical clinician and service director, she has always maintained a strong interest in research and evidence-based practice in occupational medicine. Finlay Dick is Senior Occupational Physician with Capita Health and Wellbeing - Energy in Aberdeen and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Occupational Medicine at Aberdeen University. He has worked in occupational medicine for 20 years in a number of sectors including the oil industry, shipping, local authority, and healthcare sectors. Steve Sadhra has published over 50 book chapters, international reports and peer-reviewed publications in the field of Occupational Health. He has over 15 years experience in teaching occupational physicians, nurses and occupational hygienists and engineers and currently undertakes National and International Consultancy work in occupational health for over 30 organisations throughout the UK.


`Review from previous edition "*****" - Essential for the bookshelf.' Occupational Medicine `With contributions from the leading lights in the field, this is exactly what it says it is. The foreword is written by national director for Health at Work, Carol Black, who describes this handbook as an authoritative resource; it is indeed.' Nursing Standard `Content and presentation are excellent throughout, with an uprecedented amount of carefully graded, latest updated information to find and use immediately in every kind of urgent need, whether for immediate hands-on usage or training/testing situations. This handbook is essential for serious students of occupational health as well as those already responsible for workplace life and health at all and any levels.' RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal Oxford Handbooks series seems to have succeeded again; this book is comprehensive in coverage of a range of areas in occupational health, and has ready references for most topics. Those working in clinical OH practice would certainly benefit from having this book available in their clinics. s `...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

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