Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

Editor(s): Kerry Gardiner, J. Malcolm Harrington

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405106214

Online ISBN: 9780470755075

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755075

About this Book

Employees, employers and the government have all become very aware of the effects on health of the work environment. As a result, this subject area is rapidly developing with recent changes in legislation, sampling and measurement methods, as well as a new emphasis on the psychological impact of work, and the importance of an appropriate work-life balance.

The purpose of this book is to provide a clear and concise account of the principles of occupational hygiene and, as such, it is suitable for students studying for degree courses in this subject and for the MFOM. It is also suitable for occupational physicians and nurses, to safety representatives and to trade unionists.


This edition sees the introduction of nine new chapters covering recently emerged topics such as work/life balance, work organisation and pyschological issues.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Introduction

  2. Part 2: Organ Structure and Function and the Adverse Effects of Work

    1. Chapter 8

      Toxicology (pages 67–82)

      Julian Delic, Steven Fairhurst and Maureen Meldrum

  3. Part 3: Principles of Occupational Hygiene

    1. Chapter 12

      Retrospective Exposure Assessment (pages 145–159)

      Tom J. Smith, Patricia A. Stewart and Robert F. Herrick

  4. Part 4: Environmental Hazards: Principles and Methods of their Assessment

  5. Part 5: Allied and Emerging Issues

  6. Part 6: Control

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