Occupational Health and Safety: International Influences and the New Epidemics

Occupational Health and Safety: International Influences and the New Epidemics

by Chris L. Peterson
     
 

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… See more details below

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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

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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
Ch. 1Introduction to occupational health and safety : international influences and the "new" epidemics1
Ch. 2International developments and their influence on occupational health and safety in advanced market economies13
Ch. 3Occupational violence : the emerging OHS epidemic of the 21st century31
Ch. 4The hidden epidemic of injuries and illness associated with the global expansion of precarious employment53
Ch. 5Long-latency disease : the long-lasting epidemics75
Ch. 6Work-related injuries among adolescent and child workers : the non-reported OHS epidemic97
Ch. 7The epidemic of stress117
Ch. 8Pain associated with prolonged constrained standing : the invisible epidemic139
Ch. 9The discourse of abuse in return-to-work : a hidden epidemic of suffering159
Ch. 10Occupational health and safety, and occupational rehabilitation : the nature of the prevention-rehabilitation continuum175
Ch. 11Before the epidemic strikes : identifying warning signs of an emerging epidemic and conducting baseline empirical studies in industry187
Ch. 12Conclusion : models of epidemics211

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