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Addressing health and safety hazards in specific industries; agriculture, construction, and health care.
Baron-SL; Steege-AL; Welch-LS; Lipscomb-JA
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
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.
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
Levy-BS; Wegman-DH; Baron-SL; Sokas-RK
Occupational and environmental health: recognizing and preventing disease and injury, 6th edition
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