ISBN-10: 0199651620
ISBN-13: 9780199651627

Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health

Author(s): Julia Smedley, Finlay Dick, Steve Sadhra
Cover: Flexicover
Pages: 944
Edition: 2nd
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Published: March 2013

Fully revised for this second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health provides a concise practice-based guide. Bringing together the latest legislation and guidance with current practice in the field, this is your authoritative guide to assessing and managing health risks in the workplace.

Consisting of twelve sections covering the full breadth of practice, the Handbook includes workplace hazards and diseases, occupational health emergencies, and practical procedures. This second edition is also updated with new information on psychiatric emergencies, psychological therapies, chronic pain management, writing a policy, and obesity. Providing a thorough, easy-to-use guide to the whole of occupational health, this Handbook is the essential resource for all occupational physicians, occupational health nurses, occupational hygienists, and all those dealing with workplace health and fitness, giving you the information you need at your fingertips.

  • Fully updated covering recent legislation, guidelines, and current practice
  • A concise, practical reference guide to the whole of occupational health theory and practice
  • Includes an emergencies section for urgent treatment
  • Covers contemporary issues such as obesity, ageing, rehabilitation, and child protection


New to this edition

  • Includes topics on psychiatric emergencies, and summary of psychological therapies
  • Includes new information on obesity and work, chronic pain management, writing a policy, child protection, and health effects of worklessness
  • Follows latest national and international guidelines, including a new topic on REACH
  • Expanded guidance on rehabiliation, work-related stress, and pandemic planning

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