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Title Current topics in occupational epidemiology / edited by Katherine M. Venables
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 270 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; List of contributors; List of abbreviations; Part 1 Understanding old occupational diseases and evaluating the new; 1 Increased morbidity and mortality among coal workers: lessons learned from well-designed epidemiological research programmes; 2 Microbial resistance in livestock farming: occupational and public health concerns; 3 The search for environmental risk factors for Parkinson disease; 4 Infectious pneumonia in workers exposed to metal fume; 5 Retinal detachment and occupational lifting: rediscovering lost knowledge; Part 2 Studying new populations
10 Unemployment at a young age and future unemployment, sickness absence, disability pension, and death in SwedenPart 4 Extending the epidemiological approach; 11 What do surveillance schemes tell us about the epidemiology of occupational disease?; 12 Investigating outbreaks of occupational asthma; Part 5 Using the full potential of epidemiological data; 13 Occupational risk factors in lung cancer: pooling community-based case-control studies for enhanced evidence; 14 Systematic reviews of occupational safety and health topics; 15 Estimating the burden of occupational disease
6 What is the impact on mental health and well-being of military service in general and deployment in particular? A UK perspective7 Methodological considerations in the epidemiology of work-related health problems in migrants; 8 Epidemiological studies of older workers: research questions and methodological challenges; Part 3 Applying epidemiology to sick leave, unemployment, disability, and work; 9 Who returns to work after sick leave and why? Implications for the effectiveness of interventions for musculoskeletal disorders
Part 6 Applying new concepts to occupational epidemiology16 Biologically based exposure assessment for epidemiology; 17 Why we should be Bayesians (and often already are without realizing it); Part 7 Making full use of the findings; 18 Basic principles of economic evaluation of occupational health and safety interventions; 19 Risk assessment for chemical and physical agents: how does occupational epidemiology contribute?; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
Summary Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology is an in-depth study of contemporary issues and emerging themes in the field. Divided into seven parts the book discusses 'new' occupational diseases such as pneumonia in welders as well as 'older' diseases including morbidity and mortality among miners. Trends in society have encouraged the application of occupational epidemiological methods to new issues such as the ageing workforce, return to work after illness, and the migration of workers. These issues as well the extension of epidemiology to surveillance systems, systematic reviews, and economic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Accidents -- Prevention.
Industrial hygiene.
Industrial safety.
Occupational diseases -- Epidemiology
Occupational diseases -- Prevention.
Occupational Diseases.
Accidents -- Prevention.
Industrial hygiene.
Industrial safety.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Occupational diseases -- Epidemiology.
Occupational diseases -- Prevention.
Form Electronic book
Author Venables, Katherine M., editor.
ISBN 019150680X