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Pocket consultant [electronic resource] : occupational health /
T.C. Aw, K. Gardiner, J.M. Harrington ; with contributions from S. Whitaker ... [et al.].
edition
5th ed.
imprint
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
description
p. ; cm.
ISBN
1405122218, 9781405122214
format(s)
Book
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author
series title
imprint
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
isbn
1405122218
9781405122214
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Occupational health services - an international perspective -- Occupational diseases -- Occupational infections -- Occupational toxicology -- Occupational hygiene - gases, vapours, dusts and fibres -- Physical hazards - light, heat, noise, vibration, pressure, and radiation -- Musculo-skeletal disorders -- Psychosocial aspects of the workplace -- Risk assessment -- Control of airborne contaminants -- Personal protection of the worker -- Special issues in occupational health -- Legal aspects of occupational health -- Sources of information.
general note
Rev. ed. of: Occupational health / J.M. Harrington ... [et al.] ; in collaboration with Gillian Howard ... [et al.]. 4th ed. 1998.
catalogue key
8013554
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
T. C. Aw Professor of Occupational Medicine and Head of the Division of Occupational Health, Kent Institute of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK J. M. Harrington Emeritus Professor of Occupational Health, University of Birmingham, UK
Reviews
Review Quotes
Praise for the Fourth Edition:" ... unlike many others in the field, [it] fuses occupational medicine and occupational hygiene into one volume..." Journal of the Institute of Health Education "This is a great little book and I wholeheartedly recommend it." Health & Safety Society Reviews Bulletin "At such a modest price this useful introduction can be recommended to all new doctors and hygienists in the specialty." Community Medicine "I recommend this book to all occupational health practitioners. It is not a book for the shelf but one for the pocket or handbag, to be referred to at all times." Nursing Standard
The fifth edition of this respected guidebook balances OH theory and practice and is relevant across the OH disciplines...The breadth of coverage, from Legionnaires' disease to locus of control, and from noise rating curves to retirment on health grounds, gives a lot of punch to this pocket consultant."ccupational Health [at Work], December/January_06/07raise for the Fourth Edition:... unlike many others in the field, [it] fuses occupational medicine and occupational hygiene into one volume..."ournal of the Institute of Health EducationThis is a great little book and I wholeheartedly recommend it."ealth& Safety Society Reviews BulletinAt such a modest price this useful introduction can be recommended to all new doctors and hygienists in the specialty."ommunity MedicineI recommend this book to all occupational health practitioners. It is not a book for the shelf but one for the pocket or handbag, to be referred to at all times."ursing Standard
"The fifth edition of this respected guidebook balances OH theory and practice and is relevant across the OH disciplines...The breadth of coverage, from Legionnaires disease to locus of control, and from noise rating curves to retirment on health grounds, gives a lot of punch to this pocket consultant." Occupational Health [at Work], December/January-06/07 Praise for the Fourth Edition: "... unlike many others in the field, [it] fuses occupational medicine and occupational hygiene into one volume..." Journal of the Institute of Health Education "This is a great little book and I wholeheartedly recommend it." Health & Safety Society Reviews Bulletin "At such a modest price this useful introduction can be recommended to all new doctors and hygienists in the specialty." Community Medicine "I recommend this book to all occupational health practitioners. It is not a book for the shelf but one for the pocket or handbag, to be referred to at all times." Nursing Standard
"The fifth edition of this respected guidebook balances OH theory and practice and is relevant across the OH disciplines...The breadth of coverage, from Legionnaires' disease to locus of control, and from noise rating curves to retirment on health grounds, gives a lot of punch to this pocket consultant." Occupational Health [at Work], December/January_06/07 Praise for the Fourth Edition: "... unlike many others in the field, [it] fuses occupational medicine and occupational hygiene into one volume..." Journal of the Institute of Health Education "This is a great little book and I wholeheartedly recommend it." Health & Safety Society Reviews Bulletin "At such a modest price this useful introduction can be recommended to all new doctors and hygienists in the specialty." Community Medicine "I recommend this book to all occupational health practitioners. It is not a book for the shelf but one for the pocket or handbag, to be referred to at all times." Nursing Standard
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Covering both medicine and hygiene, and with additional sections on nursing and law, this fifth edition has been reorganised to mirror the new international regulations on occupational health.
Long Description
Offering a balance of theory and practice, with guides for further reading, this is a clinical guide for the practitioner in the widest sense: physicians, nurses, occupational hygienists, safety officers, environmental, health officers and personnel managers. With coverage of both medicine and hygiene, and including sections on OH law, it is a primer for appropriate courses and provides all that the interested medical student would need to know.
Main Description
Compiled by experts from the UK's leading centers for occupational health, the fifth edition of Pocket Consultant: Occupational Health remains the popular ready reference for occupational health practitioners. Used by multidisciplinary groups - including nurses, doctors, safety professionals - this Pocket Consultant is now the standard text for many Occupational Health (OH) courses. The international team of authors combines many years of teaching and research experience in major OH centers - including the University of Kent, University of Birmingham, and International Occupational Health Ltd in Birmingham, UK - providing access to the highest level of expertise for students and practitioners. With coverage of both medicine and hygiene, and including sections on OH law and information for specialist nurses, this is the only concise, accessibly-priced reference to offer practical guidance for all OH professionals - physicians, nurses, occupational hygienists, safety officers, ergonomists, environmental health officers and personnel managers. New for the Fifth Edition. New chapter on occupational toxicology, Updated chapter on occupational health law and sources of information, New material on emerging infections relevant to occupational health practice, Expanded section on psychosocial aspects, Vibration section includes new HSE (Health and Safety Executive) information, Findings of recent evidence-based reviews on topics including vibration and low back pain, More emphasis on work-life balance. Offering a balance of theory and practice, with guides for further reading, this is the compact reference of choice for the entire occupational health practitioner team. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Occupational Health Services-an International Perspectivep. 13
Occupational Diseasesp. 23
Occupational Infectionsp. 61
Occupational Toxicologyp. 71
Occupational Hygiene-Gases, Vapours, Dusts and Fibresp. 115
Physical Hazards-Light, Heat, Noise, Vibration, Pressure and Radiationp. 141
Musculoskeletal Disordersp. 185
Psychosocial Aspects of the Workplacep. 191
Risk Assessmentp. 203
Control of Air-borne Contaminantsp. 249
Personal Protection of the Workerp. 271
Special Issues in Occupational Healthp. 293
Legal Aspects of Occupational Healthp. 307
Sources of Informationp. 337
Indexp. 355
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