The Source for Reliable Information on Work and Health
The Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health
and Safety is the authoritative source of information on all aspects
of the multidisciplinary field of occupational safety and health.
The new edition was produced through the collaboration of thousands
of recognized experts from over 50 countries. There are over 1,000
articles in the fourth edition. They are complemented by over 1,000
illustrations and easy-to-read tables in an attractive, specially
Organized and Comprehensive
The four volumes of the revised and expanded fourth edition have
been arranged in parts and chapters which correspond to the various
disciplines comprising the field of occupational safety and health.
is made up of four parts which comprehensively address health and
management issues. The Body contains chapters which take a medical
approach in their discussion of disease and injury. Health Care
provides information on health promotion and protection and occupational
health services. Management and Policy addresses the ethical, legal
and social policy aspects of the field of occupational safety and
health. It also covers educational, informational and institutional
resources. Tools and Approaches covers occupational health and safety
applications and areas of study. It provides insight into disciplines
including epidemiology, ergonomics, occupational hygiene, statistics
focuses entirely on hazards and its
detailed analysis is divided into four parts. Psychosocial and Organizational
Factors discusses issues such as job stress, job security, career
development, prevention and interpersonal, individual and macro-organizational
factors. General Hazards covers a wide variety of health and safety
topics, such as barometric pressure, biological hazards, heat and
cold, hours of work, indoor air quality, noise, radiation and violence.
The Environment addresses hazards and policy questions relating
to work and the environment, as well as pollution control. Accidents
and Safety Management provides information on hazard recognition,
evaluation and control.
looks at the activities and substances
involved in all of the major industries. Chemicals explores safe
handling and transport, minerals and agricultural chemicals and
metals. Industries Based on Biological Resources covers animal-related
and farming industries, food and beverages, and wood-based products.
The chapters in Industries Based on Natural Resources discuss industries
such as mining, iron and steel, oil exploration and drilling and
power generation. Chemical Industries provides an overview of chemical
processing and its applications in the oil and natural gas, pharmaceutical
and the rubber industries. Manufacturing Industries covers basic
manufacturing industries, while Textiles and Apparel Industries
focuses specifically on clothing, textile goods and leather, fur
and footwear. Transport Industries covers the manufacture and repair
of transport vehicles. Construction contains a chapter with sections
covering health and safety, prevention and management; major sectors
and their related hazards; and the tools, equipment and materials
used in the industry. Services and Trade provides information on
a wide variety of services industries and occupations.
contains useful Guides and Indexes. The Guide
to Occupations provides samples of an innovative hazard-card system
for presenting information on occupation and their related hazards.
The Guide to Chemicals supplies information on over 2,000 chemicals.
Physical and chemical properties and hazards are presented in hundreds
of consistently organized tables. The Guide to Units and Abbreviations
summarizes the international system of units of measurement and
lists the abbreviations and acronyms used throughout the Encyclopaedia.
Three indexes facilitate access to information by subject, chemical
substance name and author cited.
The Encyclopaedia was authored and edited by an international body
of experts. Contributions were made by virtually every professional
organization and academic institution involved in occupational health
and safety. Reflecting the multidisciplinarity of the field, authorities
representing a wide range of expertise wrote, edited and review
the comprehensive articles comprising the fourth edition. Perspectives
from the private and public sectors, academia and industry, labour
and management, researchers and practitioners provide an invaluable
resource for all concerned with health and safety at work.
Thousands of references are cited. They are listed at the end of
each chapter, along with hundreds of other relevant readings.
Authors and editors are listed in each of the respective volumes.
(The CD-ROM version also include photographs of the contributors.)
The fourth volume also contains a Directory of Experts which gives
detailed information about hundreds of occupational safety and health
specialists, including how to contact them.
The CD-ROM version presents the same information
in the same logical organization as the printed
volumes, with the added benefits of advanced search
capabilities. Every single one of the millions
of words in the articles, references and tables