Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace, Third Edition

Gregg M Stave and Peter H Wald, Editors

Price: $149.95

All health professionals involved in worker health will be happy that this classic reference has now been updated in a third edition. This book functions both as an introduction to and review of physical and biological hazards:

  • Provides updated information on protecting workers from proven and possible health risks from manual material handling, extremes of temperature and pressure, ionizing and non-ionizing (magnetic fields) radiation, shiftwork and more
  • Details major changes in our understanding of biological hazards including Ebola, Chikungunya, Zika, HIV, Hepatitis C, Lyme disease, MERS-CoV, TB, and much more
  • All infectious diseases have been updated from an occupational health perspective
  • Includes practical guidance on how to set up medical surveillance for hazards and suggests preventive measures that can be used to reduce occupational diseases

Table of Contents
ABOUT THE EDITORS xi
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS xiii
FOREWORD TO THE FIRST EDITION xvii
PREFACE xix
ACGIH POLICY STATEMENT xxi
ACGIH STATEMENT OF POSITION xxiii

PART I PHYSICAL HAZARDS 1
1 Introduction to Physical Hazards 3 Peter H. Wald
I Worker-Material Interfaces 13
2 Ergonomics and Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders 13
Thomas R. Hales
3 Manual Materials Handling 33
Robert B. Dick, Stephen D. Hudock, Ming Lun Lu, Thomas R. Waters, and Vern Putz-Anderson
4 Occupational Vibration Exposure 53
David G. Wilder and Donald E. Wasserman
5 Mechanical Energy 73
James Kubalik
II The Physical Work Environment 87
6 Hot Environments 87
David W. DeGroot and Laura A. Pacha
7 Cold Environments 101
David W. DeGroot and Laura A. Pacha
8 High Pressure Environments 111
Tony L. Alleman and Joseph R. Serio
9 Low Pressure and High Altitude Environments 131
Worthe S. Holt
10 Shift Work 139 Allene J. Scott III Energy and Electromagnetic Radiation 177
11 Ionizing Radiation 177
James P. Seward
12 Ultraviolet Radiation 197
James A. Hathaway and David H. Sliney
13 Visible Light and Infrared Radiation 203
James A. Hathaway and David H. Sliney
14 Laser Radiation 209
David H. Sliney and James A. Hathaway
15 Microwave, Radiofrequency, and Extremely Low Frequency Energy 215
Richard Cohen and Peter H. Wald
16 Noise 223
Robert A. Dobie
17 Electrical Power and Electrical Injuries 231
Jeffrey R. Jones

PART II BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS 241
18 General Principles of Microbiology and Infectious Disease 243
Woodhall Stopford
19 Clinical Recognition of Occupational Exposure and Health Consequences 249
Gary N. Greenberg and Gregg M. Stave
20 Prevention of Illness from Biological Hazards 261
Gregg M. Stave
21 Viruses 275
Manijeh Berenji
22 Bacteria 347
Christopher J. Martin, Aletheia S. Donahue, and John D. Meyer
23 Mycobacteria 411
Gregg M. Stave
24 Fungi 425
Craig S. Glazer and Cecile S. Rose
25 Anaplasma, Chlamydophila, Coxiella, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia 457
Dennis J. Darcey
26 Parasites 471
William N. Yang
27 Envenomations 501
James A. Palmier
28 Allergens 519
David C. Caretto
29 Latex 537
Carol A. Epling
30 Malignant Cells 543
Aubrey K. Miller
31 Recombinant Organisms 547
Jessica Herzstein and Gregg M. Stave
32 Prions: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Related Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) 553
Dennis J. Darcey
33 Endotoxins 557
Robert Jacobs
34 Wood Dust 563
Harold R. Imbus and Gregg M. Stave
INDEX 569
Publication Date November 2016
Format Hardcover, 578 pages
Product Code 28107
Price: $149.95
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