Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century

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ISBN: 9781284046038
Release Date: 2015-03-15
Number of pages: 400
Author: Robert H. Friis
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Download and read online Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century in PDF and EPUB This comprehensive examination of occupational health and safety explores hazardous agents found in the occupational environment, reviews their potential health effects, and identifies procedures for prevention of occupational illnesses and injuries. In 10 chapters, Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century first takes the reader through a detailed history of occupational health and safety efforts since Ancient Greece. It then examines each of the occupationally associated diseases and their epidemiology, including cancers, respiratory diseases, fertility and pregnancy abnormalities, hearing loss, infectious diseases, injuries and fatalities, and job stress. The final chapters examine prevention programs and research methods for this rapidly evolving field. Designed for undergraduate students across a broad spectrum of health and safety disciplines the book presents concepts in an accessible and engaging style. Key Features: Engaging, real-world vignettes in each chapter Loaded with charts, tables, and figures illustrating the most current data in the field Offers thorough coverage of occupational health policy, epidemiology, toxicology, chemical hazards, psychosocial aspects of work, and prevention efforts Student & Instructor Resources: This text comes packaged with Navigate 2 Advantage Access, a comprehensive package of mobile-ready course materials including: Learn: A complete eBook with interactive tools Practice: A virtual Study Center with robust practice activities and flashcards Assess: A homework and testing Assessment center with prepopulated quizzes and examinations Analyze: Dashboards with learner and educator views that reports actionable data


Safe Work in the 21st Century

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ISBN: 9780309171960
Release Date: 2000-08-01
Number of pages: 264
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press

Download and read online Safe Work in the 21st Century in PDF and EPUB Despite many advances, 20 American workers die each day as a result of occupational injuries. And occupational safety and health (OSH) is becoming even more complex as workers move away from the long-term, fixed-site, employer relationship. This book looks at worker safety in the changing workplace and the challenge of ensuring a supply of top-notch OSH professionals. Recommendations are addressed to federal and state agencies, OSH organizations, educational institutions, employers, unions, and other stakeholders. The committee reviews trends in workforce demographics, the nature of work in the information age, globalization of work, and the revolution in health care delivery-exploring the implications for OSH education and training in the decade ahead. The core professions of OSH (occupational safety, industrial hygiene, and occupational medicine and nursing) and key related roles (employee assistance professional, ergonomist, and occupational health psychologist) are profiled-how many people are in the field, where they work, and what they do. The book reviews in detail the education, training, and education grants available to OSH professionals from public and private sources.





Mining Challenges of the 21st Century

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ISBN: 8176481580
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Number of pages: 813
Author: Ajoy K. Ghose
Publisher: APH Publishing

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Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety

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ISBN: 9221092038
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages:
Author: Jeanne Mager Stellman
Publisher: International Labour Organization

Download and read online Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety in PDF and EPUB Revised and expanded, this edition provides comprehensive coverage of occupational health and safety. A new CD-ROM version is available which provides the benefits of computer-assisted search capabilities.


Environmental Scenario for 21st Century

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ISBN: 8176484180
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 480
Author:
Publisher: APH Publishing

Download and read online Environmental Scenario for 21st Century in PDF and EPUB Festschrift volume to Prem Shanker Dubey, b. 1942, Indian botanist and chairman of Pollution Control Board, Bhopal; contributed articles.


System Safety for the 21st Century

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ISBN: 9781118591529
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Number of pages: 416
Author: Richard A. Stephans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online System Safety for the 21st Century in PDF and EPUB Summarizes the current state of "front-end" risk-control techniques Many approaches to risk control are possible. However, only through careful reading, evaluation, and study can one make the best choice of a practical philosophy for a system safety program. The goal is to apply the best scientific and engineering principles in the best way, resulting in the soundest and safest possible system. System Safety for the 21st Century provides in-depth coverage of this specialized discipline within the safety profession. Written for both technical and nontechnical reference, this clearly organized text serves as a resource for both students and practitioners. It gives basic and essential information about the identification, evaluation, analysis, and control of hazards in components, systems, subsystems, processes, and facilities. Integrating the changes to the field that have occurred since publication of the first edition, this revised and expanded resource offers: * Logical progression from basics to techniques to applications * New focus on process safety not found in other texts * A new and unique section on professionalism for system safety and other safety practitioners * Presentation of both system safety scope and essentials * Consistent chapter format for easy learning includes an introduction and summary for each chapter * Review questions reinforcing important points * A combination of basis requirements with practical experience * Information on selected techniques to assess hazards and provide management oversight * An updated section on protecting against external events in the light of the global terrorist threat * Critiques of existing systems, including those of the Department of Defense and the * Department of Energy Relevant to industry, academia, and government, System Safety for the 21st Century is an essential resource for anyone studying or implementing proactive hazard identification and risk control techniques and procedures.


The Fearless World of Professional Safety in the 21st Century

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ISBN: 9781351713535
Release Date: 2017-08-23
Number of pages: 152
Author: Scott Gesinger
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Fearless World of Professional Safety in the 21st Century in PDF and EPUB Professional safety is in danger of extinction. Safety professionals have become complacent and unfocused, ignorantly relying on an 80-year-old paradigm. Lazy gimmicks are substituted for the hierarchy of controls meant to be the foundation of the profession. A $10,000 investment in posters makes zero improvement in safety; a $10,000 investment in machine guarding upgrades can save lives. By blending philosophy, history, and psychology, The Fearless World of Professional Safety in the 21st Century is revolutionary, offering an innovative approach with creative solutions to move a safety program past the malarkey that has devalued professional safety for decades. Using humor and professional experience within a discussion of historical events and published scientific findings, Scott Gesinger explores the history of how current safety practices developed and why these must change if the profession is to survive the 21st century. He discusses new professional philosophies based on best practices in industry, historical examples, scientific research outside of safety, and proven approaches from other disciplines which can successfully guide safety professionals into the future. Gesinger provides a book for every safety professional that is candid, plain-speaking, and eminently approachable, while at the same time provides information that is new, challenging, and engaging.


Aging and Work in the 21st Century

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ISBN: 9781135598723
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Number of pages: 368
Author: Kenneth S. Shultz
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Aging and Work in the 21st Century in PDF and EPUB The aging of baby boomers, along with the predicted decrease of the available labor pool, will place increased scrutiny and emphasis on issues relating to an aging workforce. Furthermore, future economic downturns will place strong pressure on older workers to remain in the workforce, and on retirees to seek employment again. Aging and Work in the 21st Century reviews, summarizes, and integrates existing literature from various disciplines with regard to aging and work. Chapter authors, all leading experts within their respective areas, provide recommendations for future research, practice, and/or public policy. This definitive source comprehensively reviews: trends and implications regarding the demography, income, and diversity of the aging workforce; the issue of age bias in the workplace; job performance, work-related attitudes, training and development, and career issues of older workers; and topics of age and occupational health, technology, work and family issues, and retirement. The intended audience is advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers in the disciplines of industrial and organizational psychology; developmental psychology; gerontology; sociology; economics; and social work. Older worker advocate organizations, like AARP, will also take interest in this edited book.


The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century

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ISBN: 155963586X
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 447
Author: Kevin Doyle
Publisher: Island Press

Download and read online The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century in PDF and EPUB Provides an analysis of environmental career fields and offers advice on job hunting


Financing Vaccines in the 21st Century

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ISBN: 0309133254
Release Date: 2003-12-10
Number of pages: 264
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press

Download and read online Financing Vaccines in the 21st Century in PDF and EPUB The national immunization system has achieved high levels of immunization, particularly for children. However, this system faces difficult challenges for the future. Significant disparities remain in assuring access to recommended vaccines across geographic and demographic populations. These disparities result, in part, from fragmented publicâ€"private financing in which a large number of children and adults face limited access to immunization services. Access for adults lags well behind that of children, and rates of immunizations for those who are especially vulnerable because of chronic health conditions such as diabetes or heart and lung disease, remain low. Financing Vaccines in the 21st Century: Assuring Access and Availability addresses these challenges by proposing new strategies for assuring access to vaccines and sustaining the supply of current and future vaccines. The book recommends changes to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)-the entity that currently recommends vaccines-and calls for a series of public meetings, a post-implementation evaluation study, and development of a research agenda to facilitate implementation of the plan.


The New Public Health

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ISBN: 0080919588
Release Date: 2008-10-13
Number of pages: 696
Author: Theodore H. Tulchinsky
Publisher: Academic Press

Download and read online The New Public Health in PDF and EPUB The New Public Health has established itself as a solid textbook throughout the world. Translated into 7 languages, The New Public Health distinguishes itself from other public health textbooks, which are either highly locally oriented or, if international, lack the specificity of local issues relevant to students’ understanding of applied public health in their own setting. Following the gold standard of knowledge set by the Council for Education in Public Health, the new edition includes: 40% new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH), as will feedback received from an extensive survey of professors using NPH1 Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and recommended readings The second edition of The New Public Health provides a unified approach to public health appropriate for all masters’ level students and practitioners - specifically for courses in MPH programs, community health and preventive medicine programs, community health education programs, community health nursing programs, as well as programs for other medical professionals such as pharmacy, physiotherapy, and other public health courses. Specific courses include: Fundamentals of Public Health, Introduction to Public Health Policy, Philosophy of Public Health, History of Public Health, Public Health and Healthcare Management, New Technologies and Public Health, Genetics and Biotechnologies, Bio-preparedness and others. * 40% new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies * Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) * Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and "recommended readings" * Includes detailed companion website featuring and instructors' guide, PowerPoint slides, case studies and much more


Social Work in the 21st Century

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ISBN: 9781483315027
Release Date: 2010-12-07
Number of pages: 696
Author: Morley D. Glicken
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Download and read online Social Work in the 21st Century in PDF and EPUB A student-friendly introduction to the field of social work, social welfare, and the profession of social work, social issues, and social welfare Designed to get students excited about the profession and thinking critically about what social workers do and how they operate within the larger system, this Second Edition explores social issues in the United States, looks at how the social welfare system attempts to resolve these issues, and considers the many roles assumed by professional social workers within the social welfare system. This edition offers new and revised coverage throughout and reflects recent current events, including the historic 2008 presidential election, catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, and government responses.