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Addressing health and safety hazards in specific industries; agriculture, construction, and health care.

Authors
Baron-SL; Steege-AL; Welch-LS; Lipscomb-JA
Source
Occupational and environmental health: recognizing and preventing disease and injury, 6th edition. Levy BS, Wegman DH, Baron SL, Sokas RK, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011 Jan; :753-778
NIOSHTIC No.
20044508
Abstract
Some industries pose especially complex challenges for health professionals due to the wide variability of exposures and the high mobility of workers. In these industries, where workers are simultaneously exposed to many different hazards and perform a variety of tasks, it can be difficult to determine which hazard or task is responsible for a worker's health problem. Sometimes multiple exposures may cause the problem, and determining the responsible exposures may be difficult. While knowledge of the health effects of specific hazards is important, health professionals also need to appreciate the complex factors present in hazardous work. In this chapter, we describe three hazardous industries-agriculture. construction, and health care-to address some of these complexities.
Keywords
Occupational-health; Environmental-health; Health-hazards; Employee-health; Public-health; Racial-factors; Sociological-factors; Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Construction; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Health-care; Health-care-facilities; Health-care-personnel; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Hazards; Task-performance; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors
Publication Date
20110125
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Levy-BS; Wegman-DH; Baron-SL; Sokas-RK
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780195397888
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Occupational and environmental health: recognizing and preventing disease and injury, 6th edition
State
OH; MD
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