The Encyclopedia of Work-Related Illnesses, Injuries and Health Issues

The Encyclopedia of Work-Related Illnesses, Injuries and Health Issues

by Ada P. Kahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816048444

ISBN-13: 9780816048441

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 160 million new cases of work-related diseases occur worldwide each year, and roughly 1.1 million people are killed annually as a result of work-related illnesses and injuries. The National Occupational Research Agenda estimates that $121 billion are spent each year on issues related to the deaths and

Overview

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 160 million new cases of work-related diseases occur worldwide each year, and roughly 1.1 million people are killed annually as a result of work-related illnesses and injuries. The National Occupational Research Agenda estimates that $121 billion are spent each year on issues related to the deaths and illnesses caused by work environments. These figures illustrated the need for such a work as The Encyclopedia of Work-Related Illnesses, Injuries, and Health Issues. This book provides its readers with more than 350 entries that define terms and issues from absenteeism to zoonoses and poses the following questions: How can workplace safety be improved? How many employee illnesses are caused by work-related factors such as stress or unhealthy working environments? Appendixes include numerous charts with statistics concerning mortality rates of work-related illnesses, as well as directories of helpful organizations. The Encyclopedia of Work-Related Illnesses, Injuries, and Health Issues is a valuable tool for anyone who seeks to understand and improve safety in the work environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816048441
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Library of Health and Living
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
Entries A-Z1
Appendixes337
Bibliography378
Index387

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