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Pocket Consultant: Occupational Health, 6th Edition

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Kerry Gardiner, David Rees, Anil Adisesh, David Zalk, Malcolm Harrington

The latest, sixth, edition published in 2022 offers an updated overview of current occupational health practices. There are new chapters on occupational exposure in different industries and specific processes.  Includes special issues such as working hours, shift work, alcohol and drug use testing, eHealth, military populations, fatigue, and sleep disorders as well as offering an international perspective on topics such as migrant working populations.

Also includes:

  • Practical discussions of clinical evaluations, including pre-employment placement, fitness for work, health assessments, health surveillance, and medical records
  • Examinations of medicolegal report writing and the legal and ethical aspects of occupational health
  • In-depth examinations of occupational toxicology, occupational hygiene, chemical/physical/biological/psychosocial hazards, and the principles of risk assessment and risk management along with the latest on control toolkits
  • Helpful tables, graphs, and figures throughout



Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. Occupational Health Services - An International Perspective
  3. Occupational Diseases
  4. Occupational Infections
  5. Clinical Evaluations
  6. Occupational Toxicology
  7. Occupational Cancer
  8. Occupational Hygiene - Gases, Vapors, Dusts and Fibres
  9. Physical Hazards - Light, Heat, Noise, Vibration, Pressure and Radiation
  10. Musculoskeletal Disorders
  11. Pyschosocial Aspects of the Workplace
  12. Risk Assessment
  13. Risk Management
  14. Principles of Occupational Epidemiology
  15. Control of Airborne Contaminants
  16. Personal Protection of the Worker
  17. Tertiary Prevention
  18. Special Issues in Occupational Health
  19. Expert and Medicolegal Report Writing
  20. Ethical Aspects of Occupational Health



Publication Date   2022
             Format  Softcover, 480 pages
   Product Code  28113