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Document ID (ISN)65509
CIS number 95-2034
ISBN(s) 0-442-01677-8
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wald P.H., Stave G.M.
Title Physical and biological hazards of the workplace
Bibliographic information Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10003, USA and International Thomson Publishing, Berkshire House, 168-173 High Holborn, London WC1V 7AA, United Kingdom, 1994. xxi, 511p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price (UK): GBP 59.00.
Abstract University-level manual providing very detailed up-to-date information on physical and biological hazards, with emphasis on those affecting workers and workplaces in the United States. For each hazard or condition, diagnosis, treatment, medical surveillance and prevention are addressed at length. Contents: Physical hazards - Worker-material interfaces (ergonomic hazards and upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders, manual materials handling, vibration, mechanical energy); the physical work environment (hot and cold environments, high- and low-pressure environments, shift work); energy and electromagnetic radiation (ionizing, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, laser, microwave, radiofrequency and ELF radiation; noise; electricity, including lightning injury). Biological hazards - General principles of microbiology and infectious disease; clinical recognition and health consequences of occupational exposure; prevention of illness from biological hazards; viruses; bacteria; mycobacteria; fungi; Rickettsiae and Chlamydiae; parasites; envenomations (arthropods, marine animals, snakes); allergens; malignant cells; recombinant organisms; endotoxins; wood dust.
Descriptors (primary) biological hazards; training material; physical hazards
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; reptiles; rickettsial diseases; allergens; wood dust; lightning; USA; parasitic diseases; noise; vibration; electricity; non-ionizing radiation; electromagnetic fields; bacteria; bacterial toxins; viruses; fungi; shift work; mycobacterial infections; zoonoses; infectious diseases; genetic engineering; ergonomics; diagnosis; manual handling; manuals; training manuals; bites; hazard identification; medical supervision; medical treatment; cold workplaces; hot workplaces; upper extremity disorders; atmospheric pressure; arthropoda
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Biological hazards
OSH training
Bacterial and parasitic diseases