Occupational Health and Safety: International Influences and the New Epidemics

Occupational Health and Safety: International Influences and the New Epidemics

by Chris L. Peterson
     
 

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)

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