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Occupational Health and Safety: International Influences and the New Epidemics
     

Occupational Health and Safety: International Influences and the New Epidemics

by Chris L. Peterson, Claire Mayhew
 

ISBN-10: 0895033038

ISBN-13: 9780895033031

Pub. Date: 05/20/2005

Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company, Incorporated

One way of looking at the prevention of workplace injuries and diseases is to believe managers and business owners should be compelled to do more; a better way is to accept that increased globalization and changes in methods of production also must be considered in reducing risks to workers' health. In this collection of 12 articles, contributors describe how these

Overview

One way of looking at the prevention of workplace injuries and diseases is to believe managers and business owners should be compelled to do more; a better way is to accept that increased globalization and changes in methods of production also must be considered in reducing risks to workers' health. In this collection of 12 articles, contributors describe how these complex and little- understood or considered changes are affecting companies of all sizes with "new" epidemics such as occupational violence and injuries and illnesses associated with precarious employment, long-latency diseases, work injuries among adolescents and children, stress, pain from prolonged constrained standing, abuse on returning to work after an injury or illness, and failures in occupational rehabilitation. The collection concludes with articles on identifying warning signs of emerging epidemics and building a new model of epidemics. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895033031
Publisher:
Baywood Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/20/2005
Series:
Policy, Politics, Health, and Medicine Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Kaj Frick

CHAPTER 1
Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety: International Influences and the "New" Epidemics Chris L. Peterson and Claire Mayhew

CHAPTER 2
International Developments and Their Influence on Occupational Health and Safety in Advanced Market Economies David Walters

CHAPTER 3
Occupational Violence: The Emerging OHS Epidemic of the 21st Century Claire Mayhew

CHAPTER 4
The Hidden Epidemic of Injuries and Illness Associated with the Global Expansion of Precarious Employment Michael Quinlan

CHAPTER 5
Long Latency Disease: The Long-Lasting Epidemics James Leigh

CHAPTER 6
Work-Related Injuries among Adolescent and Child Workers: The Non-Reported OHS Epidemic Claire Mayhew

CHAPTER 7
The Epidemic of Stress Chris L. Peterson

CHAPTER 8
Pain Associated with Prolonged Constrained Standing: The Invisible Epidemic Karen Messing, Katherine Lippel, Ève Laperrière, and Marie-Christine Thibault

CHAPTER 9
The Discourse of Abuse in Return-to-Work: A Hidden Epidemic of Suffering Joan M. Eakin

CHAPTER 10
Occupational Health and Safety, and Occupational Rehabilitation: The Nature of the Prevention-Rehabilitation Continuum Gregory C. Murphy

CHAPTER 11
Before the Epidemic Strikes: Identifying Warning Signs of an Emerging Epidemic and Conducting Baseline Empirical Studies in Industry Claire Mayhew

CHAPTER 12
Conclusion: Models of Epidemics Chris L. Peterson

Contributors

Index

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