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Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety, 4th edition

The set of four volumes

Type: Book
Date issued: 31 July 1998
Reference: 9221092038[ISBN]
Authors: ILO
Format available: 4188 pp.
Prices: 150 Sw. Frs.;€ 100; US$ 120
Support medium: Paper

"(The editor) has collected an amazing number of international occupational health professionals to write these four volumes. Indeed, the directory of around 2,000 specialists from 65 countries who contributed, reads like a Who’s Who of the current international occupational health community. Overall, these four volumes are an amazing addition to the occupational health literature and they should be on the shelves of all OHR readers and in every public library. They are essential reading for all occupational health specialists, especially where library facilities are less easily available."
Occupational Health Review, November/December 1998

"The Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety is truly a comprehensive work and a compendium of the available knowledge on occupational health and safety, in all it aspects and across the countries of the world, as befits a publication from a specialised agency of the United Nations. It is an essential work for all organisations that are serious about equipping their safety professionals with the knowledge necessary to do the job."
IRN/HRM Research, 1998

"The majority of information is presented in a concise, easy to understand format, with extensive reference sections should one wish to keep researching. They (the volumes) are packed with information and are well worth one's time."
AAOHN Journal, USA, January 2001

Developed through an extensive process of consultation with leading professionals and health and safety institutions worldwide, the Fourth Edition of this well-respected reference provides comprehensive, timely, and accurate coverage of the core and allied fields encompassing occupational health and safety. Aimed at the specialist and non-specialist alike such as lawyers, doctors, nurses, engineers, industrial hygienists, toxicologists, regulators, and other safety professionals, this compendium is organized and designed to provide the most critical information in an easy-to-use, easy-to-read format. It uses more than 1,000 illustrations, a new attractive layout, and provides up-to-date literature reviews. Indexes by subject, chemical name, and author last name make navigating through information quick and easy. The CD-ROM version includes the same information and logical organization as the print volumes plus the added benefit of a powerful search and retrieval engine to make your search for information as easy as a mouse click. You'll access information in seconds. Here's a sampling of what's covered in each volume and the CD-ROM:

Volume 1: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches
Volume 2
: Psychosocial and organization factors, hazards, the environment, accidents and safety
Volume 3
: Chemicals, industries and occupations
Volume 4
: Index by subject, chemical name, author, cross-reference guide, directory of contributors.

Tags: occupational safety and health

Unit responsible: Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health

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