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Occupational Health Law [NOOK Book]

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Kloss on 'Occupational Health Law' has become the standard reference work on the subject since it was first published in 1989. Detailed but highly readable, it provides an essential source of information for health professionals working in occupational health and also for human resources staff.

In the years since the 4th edition was written there have been many changes in the field of occupational health, which has achieved a higher profile nationally with the publication of ...

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Occupational Health Law

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Overview

Kloss on 'Occupational Health Law' has become the standard reference work on the subject since it was first published in 1989. Detailed but highly readable, it provides an essential source of information for health professionals working in occupational health and also for human resources staff.

In the years since the 4th edition was written there have been many changes in the field of occupational health, which has achieved a higher profile nationally with the publication of Dame Carol Black's review of the health of Britain's working age population in 2008.  This edition, which has been fully revised, includes new sections on age discrimination and expert witnesses, and the sections on discrimination, especially disability discrimination, the Working Time Regulations, stress related illness, corporate manslaughter and confidentiality, in particular, have been substantially updated.

 

  • The established work on the subject
  • Fully revised in line with current legislation and case law
  • Essential reference for occupational health, personnel and health and safety departments
  • 'Essential reading... clear, straight to the point... superb value for money' - Occupational Safety and Health

Reviews of Previous Editions

‘This is essential reading. The revealing case histories are an education in themselves. Clear, straight to the point exposition makes the book superb value for money and invaluable as a reference.'  - Journal of Occupational Safety and Health

What makes this book special is not just the mine of useful and expert information but its readability and compassion, which, in a legal textbook, has to be as rare as hen's teeth.' - Journal of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment

Explores the complete landscape of occupational health and workers' rights ... a reference not only for those lobbying or legislating, but also for occupational health care professionals and human resources departments.' - Euroabstracts

Very informative, concise and detailed.' - Physiotherapy

'Occupational Health Law is an essential, comprehensive and up-to-date reference source for OH professionals.' - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH [at Work]

The Author

Diana Kloss is Chair of the newly created Council of Occupational Health Professionals, set up after the Black Review.  She is a barrister and part-time employment judge in Manchester, and also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health Law in the University of Manchester.  She has considerable experience of employment law and medical law, both in practice and as a lecturer and researcher.    Diana is an ACAS arbitrator and mediator and a member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and the CJD Incidents Panel.  In 2009 she was appointed MBE for services to occupational health.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Diana Kloss writes with great authority on occupational health law. With experience gained as honorary senior lecturer, barrister, part-time employment judge, arbitrator, member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and chair of the Council for Work and Health, she covers a wide range of topics with great authority, backing up her assertions with solid references to research and case law. " (Nursing Standard, 16 March 2011)

"In summary, this is an essential reference source for those working in occupational health. It is expensive, yet represents good value for money. Given the implications of law for occupational medicine practice, this is essential reading for OH physicians." (Occupational Medicine, 2 0 1 0)

"The delight of OHL is that it caters for experts and those new to the subject. The opening chapter is an excellent introduction to the way law works. Thereafter, it follows a logical path through medical records and pre-employment screening, to health and safety and discrimination law. It remains an invaluable and enjoyable text." (Occupational Health at Work, July-August 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118708347
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 877 KB

Meet the Author

Professor Diana Kloss MBE is Chair of the UK Council for Work and Health, a barrister and former part-time employment judge. She is visiting professor at London South Bank University, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health Law in the University of Manchester, and has considerable experience of employment law and occupational health law, both in practice and as a lecturer and researcher. Diana is an ACAS arbitrator and mediator and a former member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council. She has been appointed as a member of one of the NICE Public Health Advisory Committees. In 2009 she was appointed MBE for services to occupational health.

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Table of Contents

1 The provision of occupational health services 19
2 The legal status and liability of the OH professional 43
3 Medical records and confidentiality 69
4 Pre-employment screening and health surveillance 117
5 Health and safety at work : the criminal law 149
6 The law of compensation : welfare benefits 200
7 The law of compensation : civil liability 218
8 Employment law 260
9 Equal opportunities 303
App. A Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995, schedule 3 347
App. B Control of substances hazardous to health regulations 2002, regulation 11 and schedule 6, and approved code of practice paragraphs 211-238 358
App. C Social Security (industrial injuries) (prescribed diseases) regulations 1985 367
App. D Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999, regulation 6, and approved code of practice, paragraphs 41-45 382
App. E Disability Discrimination Act 1995 : guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability 384
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