Provides a link between occupational health and clinical practice. It aims to provide a starting point for health professionals with an interest in occupational medicine as well as those intending to specialize in occupational medicine. This edition has been fully revised and includes new materials and chapters. The contents of the book have been streamlined to appear in two sections. The approach of examining occupational health issues and concerns from the standpoint of clinical presentations of the different organ systems is retained.
Chapters include: Work and health -- Renal disorders -- Cardiovascular disorders -- Respiratory disorders -- Skin disorders -- Hematological disorders -- Neurological disorders -- Mental health disorders -- Musculoskeletal disorders -- Hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal disorders -- Auditory disorders -- Eye injuries and other disorders -- Occupational infections -- Metabolic disorders : obesity and diabetes -- Female reproductive disorders -- Male reproductive disorders -- Ethics in occupational medicine -- Health screening and periodic medical examinations -- Assessment of disability for compensation -- Occupational medicine practice and the law -- Medical disaster planning and response -- Aviation and diving medicine -- Prevention of occupational diseases.