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By Joseph LaDou, Robert Harrison

A Doody's middle identify for 2015.

A thorough, concise, up to date advisor to the analysis and remedy of universal occupational and environmental accidents and diseases

Coverage includes:

  • Chapters on find out how to behavior an occupational and environmental scientific heritage, study the sufferer, evaluation exposures, and stop additional damage and illness
  • New tools of incapacity administration and the $64000 function that physicians can play in fighting disability
  • Practical details at the poisonous homes and medical manifestation of universal commercial materials
  • Techniques to avoid acute and cumulative workplace-related injuries
  • Detailed dialogue of overseas occupational and environmental well-being, and problems with employee migration
  • An appendix that concisely introduces the $64000 themes of biostatistics and epidemiology

The definitive evaluate of universal occupational and environmental illnesses

NEW CHAPTERS on digital wellbeing and fitness files, the administration of continual discomfort, violence within the place of work, terrorism preparedness, illness surveillance, and chemical policy

Valuable to practising physicians in addition to scholars and residents

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Immigrant workers are a rapidly growing segment of the US workforce. Immigrant workers are over-represented in low-paying occupations. High-risk occupations in which a large proportion of immigrant workers are hired include agriculture, sweatshops, day laborers, and construction. In the United States, the number of on-the-job fatalities among Hispanic or Latino workers recently reached its highest level. Pesticide-related illness is an important cause of acute and chronic morbidity among migrant farm workers and their families.

Developing countries seldom have enforceable occupational and environmental regulations. Occupational health should have high priority on the international agenda, but occupational safety and health (OSH) laws cover only about 10% of workers in developing countries. These laws omit many major hazardous industries and occupations. Progress in bringing occupational health to the industrializing countries is painfully slow. In the poorest countries, there has been no progress at all. Many other health issues compete with occupational and environmental health for scarce funding.

The migrant labor system drove the disastrous spread of HIV in the region. Migrant workers and asylum seekers are an expanding global population of growing social, demographic, and political importance. The rise in migration for employment has had serious consequences for many Asian countries. Asian migrant workers tend to be young, male, married, and better educated than the average home population. Most of them come from rural areas and are predominantly employed in construction and labor. The most distinctive feature of these workers is their concentration in a few blue-collar occupations舒carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers, truck drivers, mechanics, and heavy equipment operators.

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