Offering 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.
Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Occupational health services - an international perspective. 3. Occupational diseases. 4. Occupational infections. 5. Occupational toxicology. 6. Occupational hygiene - gases, vapours, dusts and fibres. 7. Physical hazards - light, heat, noise, vibration, pressure, and radiation. 8. Musculoskeletal disorders. 9. Psychosocial aspects of the workplace. 10. Risk assessment. 11. Control of air-borne contaminants. 12. Personal protection of the worker. 13. Special issues in occupational health. 14. Legal aspects of occupational health. 15. Sources of information.