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Document ID (ISN)48303
CIS number 87-884
ISBN(s) 0-7236-0798-2
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tyrer F.H., Lee K.
Title A synopsis of occupational medicine
Bibliographic information John Wright and Sons Ltd., Techno House, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NX, United Kingdom, Second ed., 1985. 227p. Illus. Bibl. Index. Price: ú12.50.
Abstract A textbook aimed at those following specialised training in occupational health (medical doctors, occupational health nurses, safety officers, management and trade union personnel). Coverage: the practice of occupational medicine (ethics, treatment at work, pre-employment and pre-placement examinations, fitness assessment); development of British legislation on OSH; organisation of occupational health services in the United Kingdom, with short comparisons with the situation in Western Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and Israel; role of management, trade unions, the industrial doctor and the occupational health nurse; industrial accidents (definitions, statistics, prevention, first aid); rehabilitation; ergonomics (posture, lifting and carrying, thermal environment, automation, hours of work); epidemiology and statistics; industrial psychology; alcoholism; women at work; occupational health within specific occupations (health workers, sewer men, fire fighters, policemen, teachers, care providers); toxicology (including a list of occupational exposure limits effective in the United Kingdom, and details on the most frequently encountered hazardous substances; industrial diseases; biological and physical hazards.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; safety and health training; occupational medicine; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) occupational safety; work in sewers; automation; Australia; Canada; USA; Israel; occupational diseases; European Communities; alcoholism; toxicology; harmful substances; manual lifting; work posture; occupational psychology; rehabilitation; ergonomics; hours of work; manuals; statistics; health services; biological hazards; TLV list; women; role of workers' organizations; teaching; legislation; police forces; thermal environment; physical hazards; role of management; industrial physicians; industrial nurses; pre-employment medical examinations; fire fighting
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Alcohol and drug abuse