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A public health approach to preventing occupational diseases and injuries.
Weeks J; Levy B; Wagner G
Preventing occupational disease and injury. Weeks JL, Levy BS, Wagner GR, eds. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 1991 Jan; :11-63
The prevention of occupational disease and injuries was reviewed using a public health approach. The following topics were discussed: anticipation of occupational diseases and injuries, which include hazard identification and control; preplacement medical examinations; return to work examinations, and worksite health promotion; surveillance, which include hazard surveillance and medical surveillance, and data sources for information on occupational diseases or injury; systematic analysis to determine if intervention is necessary to control hazards, of which epidemiology, toxicology, and evidence and reasoning in public health play a role; and hazard controls which are designed with consideration for the hierarchy of controls, of the existence of physical hazards, and in relation to injury prevention. A reading list was provided for further information.
Injury-prevention; Occupational-diseases; Disease-prevention; Preventive-medicine; Control-methods; Medical-examinations; Health-hazards; Workplace-monitoring
Weeks-JL; Levy-BS; Wagner-GR
Preventing occupational disease and injury
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