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Occupational Health and Safety
International Influences and the New Epidemics

ISBN 9780415783897
Published August 14, 2018 by Routledge
300 Pages

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Book Description

This text provides a theoretical and empirical approach to investigating the nature of emerging OSH (Occupational Health and Safety) epidemics across the industrialized world. The author of each chapter in this book deals with exposure to a particular OSH hazard and examines the epidemic nature of the resulting ill-health or injury outcome. The authors also evaluate the contribution of globalization and neoliberal policies in creating workplace environments which foster such new OSH epidemics.

Table of Contents

Preface Kaj Frick

 Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety: International Influences and the "New" Epidemics  Chris L. Peterson and Claire Mayhew

 International Developments and Their Influence on Occupational Health and Safety in Advanced Market Economies David Walters

 Occupational Violence: The Emerging OHS Epidemic of the 21st Century  Claire Mayhew

 The Hidden Epidemic of Injuries and Illness Associated with the Global Expansion of Precarious Employment Michael Quinlan

 Long Latency Disease: The Long-Lasting Epidemics James Leigh

 Work-Related Injuries among Adolescent and Child Workers: The Non-Reported OHS Epidemic Claire Mayhew

 The Epidemic of Stress Chris L. Peterson

 Pain Associated with Prolonged Constrained Standing: The Invisible Epidemic Karen Messing, Katherine Lippel, Ève Laperrière, and Marie-Christine Thibault

 The Discourse of Abuse in Return-to-Work: A Hidden Epidemic of Suffering Joan M. Eakin

 Occupational Health and Safety, and Occupational Rehabilitation: The Nature of the Prevention-Rehabilitation Continuum Gregory C. Murphy

 Before the Epidemic Strikes: Identifying Warning Signs of an Emerging Epidemic and Conducting Baseline Empirical Studies in Industry Claire Mayhew

 Conclusion: Models of Epidemics Chris L. Peterson






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