New legislation and recommended working practices demand that every organisation considers carefully the health of its workforce. Occupational Health: A Practical Guide for Managers offers a comprehensive view of health and safety issues at work. The range of people it aims to appeal to reflects the interdisciplinary nature of this subject. Personnel professionals, managers and occupational health practitioners alike will find it an invaluable resource.
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Acknowledgements Preface Section One Chapter One Organizational and Legal Considerations 1. The Changing Nature of Work 2. Factors Driving Change 3. Demographic Considerations 4. Types of Organization and the Organizational Stucture 5. Contractual Arrangements 6. The Role of the Personnel Function 7. Symbols used on Flow Diagramming 8. Example of a Flow Diagram Chapter Two Introduction to Occupational Health 1. History of Occupational Health 2. Employers Initiatives 3. Employees Initiatives 4. Government Initiatives 5. Occupational Health Today 6. Role of Occupational Health 7. Setting up an Occupational Health Service 8. Confidenti lity Chapter Three An Organizational Health Policy 1. Introduction 2. Developing the Health Policy 3. Audit 4. Features of the Policy 5. Implementation and Monitoring 6. Sample Policy 7. Checklist Organizational Health Section Two Chapter Four Mental Health and Illness at Work 1. Introduction 2. Mental Health/Ill Health 3. Causes of Stress at Work 4. Developing a Policy for Promotion and Maintenance of Mental Health 5. Mental Illness in the Workplace 6. Conclusion 7. Sample Mental Health Policy 8. Sample Alcohol Misuse Policy 9. Contents of Stress Management Workshop Chapter Five Aids and Employment 1. Introduction 2. Clinical Considerations 3. Developing a Policy 4. Contents of a Policy 5. Overseas Travel 6. Legal Considerations 7. Conclusion 8. Sample Policy Chapter Six Sickness Absence 1. Introduction 2. Demography 3. Controlling Absence 4. Long Term Absence 5. Intermittent Persistent Absence 6. Use of Medical Certificates 7. Conclusion 8. Sample Policy Chapter Seven Smoking in the Workplace 1. Introduction 2. Legal Considerations 3. Providing an Atmosphere Free from Tobacco Smoke 4. Development of a Smoking Policy 5. Preparing for Action 6. Taking Action 7. Launching the Policy 8. Making it Work 9. Conclusion 10. Sample Questionnaire 11. Sample Feedback 12. Sample Policy 13. Sample Management Manual Chapter Eight Health Promotion in the Workplace 1. Introduction 2. The Business Case 3. The Moral Case 4. Workplace Intitiatives 5. Scope for Workplace Initiatives 6. Educating and Screening 7. Assessing the Health Promotion Needs 8. Defining Target Areas 9. Obtaining Advice 10. Developing a Programme 11. Resource Implications 12. Example of Health Promotion Initiative Section Three Chapter Nine Employment of People with Disabilities 1. Introduction 2. The Business Case for Employing People with Disabilities 3. Disability Awareness 4. Matching Ability to Job 5. Legal Considerations 6. Employment Service Initiatives 7. Conclusions 8. Sample Policy Chapter Ten The Employment of Women 1. Introduction 2. Legislation 3. Health and Safety 4. Family-Friendly Policies 5. Conclusion 6. Sample Policy Section Four Chapter Eleven Use of Display Screen Equipment 1. Introduction 2. Scope of Regulations 3. Requirements 4. Assessing the Workstation 5. Factors to Consider in Risk Assessment 6. Arrangement for Risk Education 7. Health Issues 8. Training 9. Eye and Eyesight Tests 10. Conclusion 11. Assessment Questionnaire 12. Chair Policy 13. Policy for Eye and Eyesight Testing 14. Sample Policy on Implementation of Regulations Chapter Twelve Manual Handling of Loads 1. Introduction 2. Scope of Regulations 3. Risk Assessment 4. Reducing the Risks 5. Information and Training 6. Conclusion 7. Checklist for General Manual Handling Postscript Bibliography Legal References Useful Adresses Acronyms