It provides a theoretical perspective on OHS relevant to the health care industry. It contains four sections: a theoretical overview and introduction; a section focusing on medicine; one on nursing; and one on allied health. It concludes with an overview of OHS specifically related to the delivery of health care, in urban and rural locations· It provides detailed guidance on effective control mechanisms for the range of hazards in different health care environments. It will recommend policies and strategies that will assist health care CEOs to manage their duty of care obligations and to mitigate risk. Includes: Fatalities; Infectious diseases; Occupational hygiene; Musculoskeletal injuries; Violence; Shiftwork; Stress; Latex allergy; Respiratory infections; Bioterrorism; and OHS risk management in the health care industry.