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Occupational Health and Safety

International Influences and the New Epidemics, 1st Edition

By Chris Peterson, Claire Mayhew

Routledge

300 pages

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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

CHAPTER 1

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

CHAPTER 2

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

CHAPTER 3

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

CHAPTER 4

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

CHAPTER 5

Long Latency Disease: The Long-Lasting Epidemics James Leigh

CHAPTER 6

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

CHAPTER 7

The Epidemic of Stress Chris L. Peterson

CHAPTER 8

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

CHAPTER 9

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

CHAPTER 10

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

CHAPTER 11

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

CHAPTER 12

Conclusion: Models of Epidemics Chris L. Peterson

Contributors

Index

About the Series

Policy, Politics, Health and Medicine Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health