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Occupational health sciences and practice in the 1990s. International perspectives.
Ann NY Acad Sci 1989 Dec; 572:207-211
This paper presented a brief review of the highlights of modern and future trends in occupational health from an international perspective. Major trends for the 1990s are considered including protection and promotion of workers' health, emphasis on workers' participation and life style, the underserved worker population, trends in training of occupational health personnel, occupational health sciences, occupational toxicology, neurobehavioral toxicology, occupational toxicology of reproduction, immunotoxicology, and work related diseases. According to the author, the 1990s will witness an ascent and increased priority for occupational health in all aspects: broader and more challenging areas of research, attention to the long neglected working populations in developing and industrialized countries, much more self reliance and workers' participation with an impact on life style of workers and consequently their families, and new approaches to workers' health care that are more coordinated and interactive with community health. To meet these challenges will require the vigorous and dynamic efforts by the leaders of occupational health and the close international cooperation in research and training with the noble objective of preventing disease and promoting health of working populations in the world.
NIOSH-Publication; Occupational-diseases; Worker-health; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-health; Toxic-effects; Preventive-medicine; Occupational-medicine
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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