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New edition of a comprehensive text: an ideal resource for the occupational health professional
An updated and comprehensive guide to occupational and environmental injuries and illnesses, their diagnosis and treatment, and preventive measures in the workplace and community.
Complete and concise, this clinically focused book is the go-to reference for health care professionals in all specialties who diagnose and treat acute and chronic occupational and environmental injuries and illnesses. In addition to clinical management and toxicology, the text covers important aspects of multidisciplinary occupational health and safety practice including ethical principles, disability management, workers' compensation, medical monitoring, and health risk assessment.
This new edition features
new chapters on the impact of climate change on workers, the changing nature of work, Total Worker Health, workplace violence, pediatric environmental health, genetic toxicology and responder safety and health
latest approaches to prevent workplace-related injuries through the application of ergonomic principles
updated practical information on the toxic properties and clinical manifestations of industrial materials and environmental agents.
About the Author
Robert J. Harrison, MPH, MD, is Chief of the California Department of Public Health, Principal Investigator for Public Health Institute, and Director for programs by the Centers forDisease Control and Prevention. He lectures at the University of California at Berkeley's School of Public Health and serves on its Environmental, Safety and Health Panel.Joseph LaDou, MS, MD, is the founding editor of International Journal of Occupational andEnvironmental Health. He served as Director of the International Center for OM at the UCSF and Director of Advances in OEM, a CME course that trained thousands of U.S. and international physicians in OM.