The Significance of the Occupational Environment as a Part of the Total Ecological System.
The relation of the occupational environment to the total ecological system is examined. The significance of this relationship to the work of the industrial hygienist is considered. The favorable effect that such work might have in the occupational environment is discussed. Topics include nonoccupational exposure interaction with occupational exposure, the individual as part of the ecological system, human factors and psychological factors in both the occupational and nonoccupational environment, determination of exposure to chemicals and physical hazards such as radiation, understanding the complexity of the whole picture, obtaining the understanding and cooperation of people in the environment, and control measures.
Occupational-health; Industrial-health; Industrial-medicine; Ecology; Industrial-hygiene; Environmental-health; Analysis; Interactions;
The Industrial Environment - Its Evaluation and Control, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Chapter 2