The four volumes of the newest edition of
the Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety include all-new
and significantly revised material. The Encyclopaedia has been redesigned
and features over 1,000 figures and tables in a easy-to-read format.
Coverage is comprehensive and in-depth. More
than 1,000 articles arranged in more than 100 chapters reflect greatly
expanded coverage. Workplace hazards, disciplines such as epidemiology,
law, medicine, occupational hygiene and toxicology, and all the
major industries and occupations are covered in individual chapters
prepared by an international team of experts.
Ergonomics provides one example of the new approach taken in the
fourth edition. In the third edition ergonomics was discussed in
one short article. In the fourth edition it is the subject of its
own chapter with specific articles addressing all aspects of this
important topic. The chapter exemplifies the Encyclopaedia’s
multidisciplinary approach and illustrates the interconnectedness
of topics. Ergonomics is not only covered in a separate chapter
but is also addressed in other related chapters, such as Psychosocial
and Organizational Factors and Visual Display Units. It is also
analysed as it relates to the industries and occupations discussed
separately in Volume III.
The fourth edition has been wholly rearranged.
Rather than being simply alphabetized dictionary-style, topics are
organized in a conceptual manner. Subjects such are dealt with in
thematically unified chapters which are structured to reflect the
various disciplines comprising the field of occupational health
and safety. With a focus on hazard recognition, prevention and control,
the Encyclopaedia provides detailed information on all aspects of
occupational health and safety.
Accessible and Easy to Use
Written for an international audience, the
Encyclopaedia is aimed at both specialists and non-specialists.
It’s both authoritative and easy to read. Doctors, engineers,
hygienists, lawyers, managers, nurse, regulators, toxicologists,
trade union leaders and anyone with an interest in safety and health
at work will find practical answers to their questions in this reliable
Each chapter lists not only its up-to-date references, but also
suggests other relevant literature for researchers.