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Document ID (ISN)38471
CIS number 82-1759
ISBN(s) 3-540-11111-5
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cox R.A.F.
Title Offshore medicine
Bibliographic information Springer-Verlag, Postfach 10 51 60, Haberstrasse 7, D-6900 Heidelberg 1, Federal Republic of Germany, 1982. 208p. Illus. Bibl. Price: US-$.35.60.
Abstract This book describes the pattern of work offshore and the medical problems which it generates and it is designed to healp the doctor who has to provide medical care for the expanding offshore oil industry. Chapters cover: introduction (geological exploration, drilling, production, communications and transport, hazards); legal aspects of safety, health and welfare on the United Kingdom continental shelf; pre-employment and periodic medical examinations; provisions of back-up services; offshore medical care; special problems (harmful substances, obesity, dust, drilling mud, welding, noise and vibration, trauma, infestations, endemic diseases, psychological disturbances, drugs and alcohol, drowning, hypothermia); diving; catering and hygiene; dental problems; investigation of accidents.
Descriptors (primary) health services; occupational medicine; offshore oil extraction
Descriptors (secondary) Norway; pre-employment medical examinations; harmful substances; group catering; diving; manuals; emergency treatment; emergency organization; housekeeping; dental services; accident investigation; legislation; petroleum and natural gas industry; periodic medical examinations; United Kingdom
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Health care services
Petroleum and natural gas industry