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Occupational Safety, Health, and Ergonomics: Theory and Practice


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This series will contain monographs, references, and professional books on a compendium of knowledge in the interdisciplinary area of environmental engineering, which covers ergonomics and safety and the protection of human health in the working environment. Its aim consists in an interdisciplinary, comprehensive and modern approach to hazards, not only those already present in the working environment, but also those related to the expected changes in new technologies and work organizations. The series aims to acquaint both researchers and practitioners with the latest research in occupational safety and ergonomics. The public, who want to improve their own or their family's safety, and the protection of heath will find it helpful, too. Thus, individual books in this series present both a scientific approach to problems and suggest practical solutions; they are offered in response to the actual needs of companies, enterprises, and institutions.

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Individual and Occupational Determinants Work Ability in People with Health Problems

Individual and Occupational Determinants: Work Ability in People with Health Problems

1st Edition

Joanna Bugajska, Teresa Makowiec-Dąbrowska, Tomasz Kostka
September 24, 2020

There are individual and professional factors that have the greatest impact on the preservation of work ability for people of advanced age, and people with chronic health issues and disabilities. This text examines the demographic trends in the population and shows that proper functioning in their ...

Occupational Noise and Workplace Acoustics Advances in Measurement and Assessment Techniques

Occupational Noise and Workplace Acoustics: Advances in Measurement and Assessment Techniques

1st Edition

Dariusz Pleban
September 02, 2020

Modern noise research and assessment techniques are commonly used in the workplace and our personal living environment. Occupational Noise and Workplace Acoustics presents new, innovative, advanced research and evaluation methods of parameters characterizing acoustic field and noise in the working ...

Emotional Labor in Work with Patients and Clients Effects and Recommendations for Recovery

Emotional Labor in Work with Patients and Clients: Effects and Recommendations for Recovery

1st Edition

Dorota Żołnierczyk-Zreda
July 24, 2020

This book describes psychosocial working conditions that negatively impact the mental and physical well-being of employees of various “assistance-related” professional groups, as well as individuals whose work is related to contact with demanding clients. It offers concepts and research on the ...

Healthy Worker and Healthy Organization A Resource-Based Approach

Healthy Worker and Healthy Organization: A Resource-Based Approach

1st Edition

Dorota Żołnierczyk-Zreda
August 10, 2020

This book presents research on the determinants of workers’ health (physical and mental well-being) and the organization’s health (performance and culture). It addresses the impact of psychosocial working conditions on workers’ well-being, and their performance, productivity, innovation, and morale...

Microbiological Corrosion of Buildings A Guide to Detection, Health Hazards, and Mitigation

Microbiological Corrosion of Buildings: A Guide to Detection, Health Hazards, and Mitigation

1st Edition

Rafał L. Górny
August 10, 2020

Environmental stress caused by water continuously exposes buildings to microbial colonization. This is highly evident when both minor dampness and mass flooding occur. The text describes how microbiological corrosion of buildings and the structures and substances derived from these hazards are ...

Head, Eye, and Face Personal Protective Equipment New Trends, Practice and Applications

Head, Eye, and Face Personal Protective Equipment: New Trends, Practice and Applications

1st Edition

Katarzyna Majchrzycka
July 28, 2020

Head, Eye, and Face Personal Protective Equipment: New Trends, Practice, and Applications presents protective equipment in the context of the latest design trends, materials, and technologies. It informs the reader using basic safety principles to avoid issues with commonly used personal protective...

Nanoaerosols, Air Filtering and Respiratory Protection Science and Practice

Nanoaerosols, Air Filtering and Respiratory Protection: Science and Practice

1st Edition

Katarzyna Majchrzycka
August 03, 2020

Recent toxicological studies show that nanoparticles released in technological processes and combustion processes outside industry can be dangerous for humans especially when entering the body through the mouth and nose. In connection with the above, the use of adequately effective respiratory ...

Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments A Tool for Improving Occupational Safety and Health

Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments: A Tool for Improving Occupational Safety and Health

1st Edition

Andrzej Grabowski
July 15, 2020

Virtual reality (VR) techniques are becoming increasingly popular. The use of computer modeling and visualization is no longer uncommon in the area of ergonomics and occupational health and safety. This book explains how studies conducted in a simulated virtual world are making it possible to test ...

Visual and Non-Visual Effects of Light Working Environment and Well-Being

Visual and Non-Visual Effects of Light: Working Environment and Well-Being

1st Edition

Agnieszka Wolska, Dariusz Sawicki, Małgorzata Tafil-Klawe
July 29, 2020

The introduction of artificial lighting extends the time of wakefulness after dark and enables work at night, thus disturbing the human circadian rhythm. The understanding of the physiological mechanisms of visual and non-visual systems may be important for the development and use of proper light ...

Respiratory Protection Against Hazardous Biological Agents

Respiratory Protection Against Hazardous Biological Agents

1st Edition

Katarzyna Majchrzycka, Małgorzata Okrasa, Justyna Szulc
July 27, 2020

‘Protection against harmful bioaerosol is one of today’s major concerns. This applies both to people inside and outside the work environment. In this book, renowned scientists provide up-to-date and authoritative reviews of the latest scientific research and practice that has contributed to our ...

Emerging Chemical Risks in the Work Environment

Emerging Chemical Risks in the Work Environment

1st Edition

Małgorzata Pośniak
July 24, 2020

Around the world, the production and use of nanomaterials, as well as carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic substances (CMR) and endocrine disruptors has systematically increased. The increase in production has exposed workers to hazardous substances in practically all branches of the world economy. ...

New Opportunities and Challenges in Occupational Safety and Health Management

New Opportunities and Challenges in Occupational Safety and Health Management

1st Edition

Daniel Podgórski
July 09, 2020

Global economy and its business environment, and thus the world of work, have recently been influenced by demographic and social changes, globalisation, as well as rapid development and introduction of novel, sophisticated and previously unknown technologies and new business models, especially in ...

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