Preventing Occupational Disease and Injury
Edited by Barry S. Levy, Gregory R. Wagner, Kathleen M. Rest and James L. Weeks
This is an invaluable compendium of information on more than 100 illnesses and other health problems caused in whole or in part by various occupations, accompanied by professional advice on tools to respond to, control and eliminate job-related diseases and injuries.
This vital handbook, created by the American Public Health Association, helps the layman understand, spot, and react to workplace threats ranging from headaches to back problems, hearing loss to carpal tunnel syndrome, cancers to dangers to pregnant workers to sick building syndrome and much more.
Included are chapters on topics such as occupational health and safety law as well as cardiovascular, neurologic and respiratory disorders. One section presents information on taking an occupational history; work organization; populations at high risk; resources for disaster preparedness, and organizations and Web sites that can be other sources of information.
It is a must-have for labor health and safety advocates and workplace leaders concerned about the physical and mental well-being of their co-workers. 590 pages paperback