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Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Bridget M. Hutter

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

Regulating the risks associated with economic activities is a feature of modern societies and one in which the state increasingly seeks to co-opt the regulatory powers of corporations. This book ... More


The Principles of Occupational Health

Jorma Rantanen

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Occupational health brings together many sciences and many social disciplines in order to achieve social progress for workers and their families. The field recognizes a social right to work in a safe ... More


Occupational Health Services

Tee L. Guidotti

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The provision of occupational health services requires an organizational structure, basic equipment, procedures and facilities for providing care and trained people. Such an organization is called an ... More


Occupational Safety and Health Law

Gary Rischitelli and Michael A. Silverstein

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the statutory and administrative legal systems that regulate occupational safety and health in the United States. It also reviews important judicial interpretations of the law ... More


Global Occupational Health

Tee L. Guidotti (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book provides an introduction to a vital—but often neglected—area in the field of health sciences. Work-related illnesses and injuries are critical concerns for every country and at every stage ... More


Delivering Health Care

Tee L. Guidotti

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Occupational health services in industry provide health care and preventive services in order to maintain the health of all employees, not just to provide medical care for the injured or those who ... More


The Law: Regulatory Objectives and the Social Dimensions of Knowledge

Bridget M. Hutter

in Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter draws on research data collected from staff across British Railways to consider how much they knew about the general regulatory provisions for their occupational health and safety. It ... More


Industrial Pollution and Chemical Safety

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on industrial pollution and chemical safety. Topics discussed include the extent of industrial pollution, public exposure from industrial sources, hazards by industry, major ... More


Covenants in Occupational Health

Igor Fedotov

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The right to a safe and healthy work environment is a fundamental human right. Two organizations within the United Nations system are directly concerned with occupational health: the International ... More


The Future

Jorma Rantanen

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The early pioneers of public health and occupational health believed that all they had to do was to implement preventive actions and they would no longer be needed. We now understand that new ... More


The Consequences of Economic Globalization on Working Conditions, Labor Relations, and Workers’ Health

Christer Hogstedt, David H. Wegman, and Tord Kjellstrom

in Globalization and Health

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172997
eISBN:
9780199865659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172997.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter highlights the health risks of globalization without preventive systems and makes reference to the international efforts to ensure effective worker protection programs are in place. The ... More


Impact of Chemical and Physical Exposures on Workers’ Health

DAVID C. CHRISTIANI and XIAO-RONG WANG

in Global Inequalities at Work: Work's Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150865
eISBN:
9780199865222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150865.003.001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Exposure to chemical and physical hazards in the workplace, resulting in a variety of occupational illnesses, is a common negative impact of work on health. This chapter provides an overview of ... More


Workplace and mental well-being: the Whitehall II study

Mika Kivimäki, Jane E Ferrie, and Michael Marmot

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter aims to provide policy makers, researchers, organizations, and individuals working in the public health sphere with an understanding of the evidence on how factors at work might ... More


Conversion Arguments: Health and Safety Regulation

N. Scott Arnold

in Imposing Values: Liberalism and Regulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374964
eISBN:
9780199871490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374964.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter articulates conversion arguments for and against the regulatory regimes overseen by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer ... More


A Prejudice Which May Cloud the Mentality: The Making of Objectivity in Early Twentieth-Century Occupational Health

Christopher Sellers

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.11
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Today, environmental health professionals assess hazards in the workplace or the outside air by comparing sampled levels against official Threshold Limit Values (TLV's). But before today's reliance ... More


Exposure Assessment in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology

Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198528616
eISBN:
9780191723933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528616.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The recent and rapid expansion of occupational and environmental epidemiology and health risk assessment looks set to continue in line with growing public, government, and media concern about ... More


Gender Inequality in Work, Health, and Income

MAYRA BUVINIC, ANTONIO GIUFFRIDA, and AMANDA GLASSMAN

in Global Inequalities at Work: Work's Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150865
eISBN:
9780199865222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150865.003.008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In Latin America and the Caribbean, more women than men have entered the labor force since the 1980s; what are the implications for women's health status? This chapter reviews the empirical evidence ... More


Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

John W. Ward and Christian Warren (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Americans' health improved dramatically over the 20th century. Public health programs for disease and injury prevention were responsible for much of this advance. Over the century, America's public ... More


Occupational Health and Economic Development

Tee L. Guidotti

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

All countries are developing countries because today every country is undergoing an economic transition. Less developed countries or “developing” countries (in the usual use of the term) may become ... More


Emerging Issues in the New Economy

Jorma Rantanen

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0030
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Occupational health and safety is seen in many ways: an investment, protection for workers and their families, a cost to the employer, an ethical responsibility, a public health measure, a human ... More


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