Occupational Hearing Loss, Third Edition

Author: Robert Thayer Sataloff,Joseph Sataloff

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420015478

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1008

View: 2799

Written in clear and accessible language, Occupational Hearing Loss provides a complete overview of the hazards of occupational noise exposure, causes of hearing loss, testing of hearing, criteria to distinguish occupational hearing loss, and more. Extensively re-written and updated, the book emphasizes medical and societal factors in its coverage of topics such as audiometry and who should do it, evoked response testing, and conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, as well as mixed, central, and functional hearing loss. See what's new in the Third Edition: New chapters on auditory evoked potentials, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, ear malignancies, and more Expanded discussion on autoimmune inner ear disease, diagnosing occupational hearing loss, and more Updated information on computerized audiometry, special hearing tests, and auditory processing disorders Expanded chapter on problems associated with balance disorders and a review of modern evaluation techniques, including posturography New material on systemic causes of hearing loss and co-factors associated with occupational hearing loss The authors' academic depth and experience in the field, combined with their ability to write clearly in language accessible to non-medical personnel, set this book apart. No other book available has the breadth, practical detail, or comprehensive scope. A unique compendium of information about specific problems of occupational hearing loss and hearing conservation, the book is both a balanced reference and easy-to-use guide to protecting the hearing of industrial workers.

Medical-Legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss, Third Edition

Author: Robert A. Dobie

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1597568562

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 1090

Medical-Legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss, Third Edition includes the most accurate and current developments in the field with more than 250 new references. A comprehensive guide on hearing loss and the law, it examines claims, court cases, and the evolution of hearing conservation. This text addresses age-related hearing loss, genetics of hearing loss, and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) - with a newly revised international standard (ISO-1999, 2013) that presents a comprehensive predictive model for NIHL, critical in medical-legal evaluation. Also examined is hearing loss due to toxins, trauma, and disease, as well as the effects of cardiovascular risk factors, race, and socioeconomic status. Furthermore, included tutorial discussions of acoustics, hearing, and hearing testing will be valuable to attorneys and other nonclinicians. New or expanded topics include: The relationship of hearing loss to brain disordersJob fitnessAccommodations under the Americans with Disabilities ActBlast injuryRecreational music and hearing lossHypothesis of progressive NIHL after noise cessationSolvent ototoxicityAppropriate exchange rate for predicting noise hazardThe American Medical Association’s method of measurement of hearing disability This new edition provides practical guidance for expert witnesses and legal practitioners and is essential for otolaryngologists, audiologists, occupational physicians, attorneys handling hearing loss claims, and claims management professionals.

Safe Work Practices for Wastewater Treatment Plants, Third Edition

Author: Frank R. Spellman,Kathern D. Welsh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351246976

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 7553

This book details how to start and maintain a successful safety program in a municipal or industrial water or wastewater plant with special emphasis on the practical implementation. This new edition provides the latest OSHA regulations and recommendations, and each chapter has been updated with new information, including the latest innovations related to all types of successfully proven health and safety protocols. Coverage includes safety programs, recordkeeping, safety training, safety equipment, and safe work practices for wastewater treatment facilities. In addition, much of the text should be relevant to safety and health professionals in almost any industrial setting.

Occupational Health and Safety Management

A Practical Approach, Third Edition

Author: Charles D. Reese

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482231344

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 8894

Reflecting changes in the current health and safety landscape, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach, Third Edition includes examples and tools to facilitate development and implementation of a safety and health management approach. This how-to book is not just an information providing text. It shows you how to write a program and identify hazards as well as involve workers and attain their cooperation. It emphasizes the need for better and more effective communication regarding safety and health. See What’s New in the Third Edition: Chapters on workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety/sustainability Additional coverage of flammable liquids and ventilation, accident reporting, and accident investigation New compliance requirements as well as expanded accident investigation, environmental, and risk analysis guidelines PowerPoint presentation slides for each chapter A complete and practical guide for the development and management of occupational safety and health programs in any industry setting, the book supplies a management blueprint that can be used for occupational safety and health in any organization, from the smallest to the largest, beginning to develop or wanting to improve its safety and health approach. It includes comprehensive guidelines for development of occupational health and safety programs to a variety of industries and is especially useful for start-up companies. The author takes a total management approach to the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by the use of common safety and health tools, the development of a safe workforce through communications, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. He addresses the tracking and acceptable risk from both safety and health hazards. He also discusses how to work with and within the OSHA compliance approach as well as how to deal with the OSHA regulations, workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety. As you understand and apply the guidelines in each chapter, you can put your company on the way toward building a successful and effective safety and health effort for its employers and employees.

Basic and Applied Aspects of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Author: Richard J. Salvi,D. Henderson,R. P. Hamernik,V. Colletti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468451766

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 680

View: 8107

In September 1985, NATO sponsored an Advanced Study WOl'kshop entitled, "Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Basic and Applied Aspects." Tne meeting was held in a mountain retreat near Lucca, Italy and was attended by scientists, clinicians, and public officials from 12 countries. This was the third in a series of such conferences organized by the authors. The first two were supported by the United States National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health; their proceedings were published as "The Effects of Noise on Hearing" in 1976 and "New Perspectives on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss" in 1982. The Organizing Committee approached NATO because it was felt that the problem of noise was common to all industrialized countries and was an especially serious problem for the military. Thus, the NATO sponsorship and the Italian site of the meeting were part of the Organizing Committee's plan to obtain an international and thorough repr'esentation on the problem of noise-induced hearing loss. The NATO meeting and proceedings followed the format of the previous two symposia with an initial focus on the anatomical and physiological disturbances resulting from noise-induced hearing loss. This was followed by sections devoted to studies of a more applied nature involving general auditory performance in noise, issues associated with the establishment of noise-exposure criteria, nonauditory effects of noise, and the interaction of noise with other agents.

CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, Third Edition

Author: Anil Lalwani

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071624392

Category: Medical

Page: 1008

View: 1708

A concise, one-stop clinician’s guide for treating all major diseases of the ear, nose, throat, and neck CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Otolaryngology spans the entire breadth of ENT topics, including the latest developments in basic science, facial plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, laryngology, rhinology, pediatric otolaryngology, otology, and neurotology. This find-it-now clinician's guide includes commonly encountered as well as unusual diseases of the head and neck and is essential for board review and recertification. Features and Highlights Conveniently organized by anatomic region Consistent presentation includes General Considerations, Pathogenesis, Prevention, Clinical Findings, Differential Diagnosis, and Treatment Must-know medical and surgical management of each disorder Thorough discussion of pathophysiology and relevant basic and clinical science More than 400 state-of-the-art clinical photographs and line drawings Comprehensive radiology chapter with more than 150 images “Essentials of Diagnosis” section for each disease and disorder delivers key points at a glance

Textbook of Occupational Medicine Practice

Author: David Koh,Ken Takahashi

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814329576

Category: Medical

Page: 606

View: 1383

This book provides a link between occupational health and clinical practice. It aims to provide a valuable starting point for health professionals with an interest in occupational medicine as well as those intending to specialize in occupational medicine. It will also serve as a useful guide for all those who are interested in occupational medical practice. These include medical students at various levels, occupational health nurses, general practitioners, or colleagues and professionals in occupational health and safety in other words, for all who have committed themselves to do the best practice for the health of working people. This third edition of the textbook has been fully revised and includes new materials and chapters. The contents of the book have been streamlined to appear in two sections. The approach of examining occupational health issues and concerns from the standpoint of clinical presentations of the different organ systems is retained. These clinically oriented chapters form Section One. Section Two comprises issues of special interest to occupational health practitioners such as screening and routine medical examinations, assessment of disability for compensation, medical planning and management of industrial disasters, occupational medicine practice and the law, and the prevention of occupational diseases. Several changes have directly resulted from feedback from readers of the previous editions. Among these are the inclusion of new chapters on occupational infections, metabolic disorders, and occupational medicine practice and the law. As before, case studies have been incorporated in the chapters to make clear the relevant issues.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Self-assessment Review

Author: Robert J. McCunney,Paul P. Rountree

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781752923

Category: Medical

Page: 366

View: 8794

This question-and-answer review book is an excellent aid for candidates preparing for the board exam in occupational medicine and an ideal structured learning guide for physicians. It contains approximately 500 questions, with answers and explanations, based on Robert McCunney's comprehensive text, A Practical Approach to Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Third Edition. Two additional chapters present practical strategies for preparing for and taking the board exam. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) designates each of the four sections of this review for a maximum of 22.5 credits in Category 1 of the American Medical Association's Physician's Recognition Award.

Occupational Health

Management and Practice for Health Practitioners

Author: Jenny Acutt,Susan Hattingh,S. P. Hattingh

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702156991

Category: Medical

Page: 555

View: 6664

This book has been designed to meet the needs of anyone working in this field, but particularly those completing the occupational health component of a basic health care programme or those pursuing a career in Occupational Health Nursing.

Safety, Health, and Environmental Concepts for the Process Industry

Author: Michael Speegle

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133013473

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 7252

Practical and easy to understand, SAFETY, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCEPTS FOR THE PROCESS INDUSTRY, Second Edition is an essential text for anyone who apsires to work in process technology. Through a hands-on approach and direct writing style, the author succinctly covers all of the safety and regulatory issues essential to the industry. In addition, relevant topics such as OSHA regulations and analyzer technology are discussed in detail. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a list of the key terms , a chapter summary, and review questions. This thoroughly revised second edition also includes a chapter specific to OSHA and DOT, upgraded artwork, and relevant articles to enhance student understanding and demonstrate real world relevance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reducing the Risks from Occupational Noise

Author: European Commission,European Agency for Safety and Health at Work,Agence européenne pour la sécurité et la santé au travail

Publisher: European Communities

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 85

View: 1268

Every day, millions of employees in Europe are exposed to loud noise at work. This is the case not just in heavy industries but also in a wide range of sectors including agriculture and service industries. Noise at work has been designated at the theme for the European Week for Safety and Health 2005, and this report examines noise control measures including relevant European Directives and supporting international standards. It looks at interventions in the workplace to examine and prevent the risks arising from noise exposure in terms of personal, social and economic cost of ill health and accidents.

Occupational health in health service areas

handbook for planning

Author: Murray L. Cohen,Jerry W. Newman,Marilyn K. Hutchison,National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Division of Criteria Documentation and Standards Development,National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health,National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Division of Technical Services,National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Office of Extramural Coordination and Special Projects,Harvard School of Public Health,United States. Bureau of Health Planning and Resources Development

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health planning

Page: 99

View: 1729


Federal Workers Compensation Programs

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session ....

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Manpower and Housing Subcommittee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Workers' compensation

Page: 280

View: 5625


Introduction to Ergonomics, Third Edition

Author: Robert Bridger

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439894922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 808

View: 1556

The past decade has seen the development and testing of an increasingly large set of ergonomics tools. With new sections in every chapter, the third edition of Introduction to Ergonomics describes a representative selection of tools and demonstrates how to apply them in practice. In fully researched, stand alone sections with worked examples, the book provides useful, practical skills for dealing with real-world ergonomic problems. The author’s approach is based on a professional model in which specialized skills are backed-up by a good general knowledge of ergonomics. This approach is in accordance with International Ergonomics Association guidelines. See what’s new in the Third Edition: Ergonomics Workshop sections in each chapter with worked examples and advice for using problem solving tools Guidance for the design of questionnaires, rating scales, and the conduct of surveys applicable across all areas of ergonomics Task analysis examples together with a wide variety of ergonomics checklists and design guidelines Increased coverage of the role of stress and psychological well-being on the health of workers and on systems safety New material for course lectures, examinations, and projects – over 200 essays and exercises Glossary of technical terms New evidence for the cost-effectiveness of ergonomics in practice Advice for further study Updated Instructor’s Manual The book’s built-in flexibility allows it to be used in a variety of ways. Reading the main text supplies a general overview of ergonomics in action. Delving deeper, the Ergonomics Workshop sections include tutorials and exercises that provide a basic toolkit for carrying out risk assessments and for solving real-world problems. This multi-level organization allows those studying human factors, psychology, industrial engineering, and occupational ergonomics to get both general knowledge and specialized information. The self-contained chapters are also accessible to non-ergonomics professionals who need to know more about the subject.

Comprehensive Occupational Safety and Health Reform Act

hearings of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, second session, on S. 575, to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to improve the provisions of such Act with respect to the health and safety of employees, and for other purposes and related bill, February 9 and March 22, 1994

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 99

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Handbook of occupational safety and health

Author: Lawrence Slote

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 744

View: 8470

This comprehensive reference source uses techniques & methods from various disciplines applicable to occupational safety & health, it satisfying the need for a standard reference work in this rapidly growing field. The book is divided into nine parts related to all aspects of the field: ergonomics; insurance; occupational safety & health management & information; occupational safety & health training programs, analytical tools; economic factors; & safety & the law. Individual chapters discuss how to deal with the troubled employee, how to conduct an accident investigation, how to ensure & maintain quality in a medical surveillance program, how to use workers compensation data to identify high-risk groups, how to apply simulation modelling & analysis to occupational safety & health, how to survive workplace litigation, & much more.

Public Communication Campaigns

Author: Ronald E. Rice,Charles K. Atkin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289786

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 2190

In this new, fully revised and expanded fourth edition of Public Communication Campaigns, Rice and Atkin provide readers with a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the field of public communication campaigns. The subject of campaigns has become increasingly high profile in the academic world in the decade since the last edition, and hundreds of new studies on campaign theory and practice have been published since 2001. Largely rewritten to reflect the latest theories and research, this text continues in the tradition of ongoing improvement and expansion into new areas.

Core Curriculum for Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing

Author: Mary K. Salazar

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416023746

Category: Medical

Page: 587

View: 2258

A comprehensive overview of occupational and environmental health nursing, this book is AAOHN's statement of the scope of practice for this nursing specialty. It represents the latest body of knowledge significant to this field. Written in an outline format, it can be used as a textbook for an occupational and environmental health nursing course, as a clinical reference in a variety of occupational settings, and as a certification review tool. This new edition is based on recent revisions to the AAOHN's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Written by experts in the field of occupational health nursing. Consistent outline format allows ease of access to information. Addresses the foundational sciences of occupational health: epidemiology, toxicology, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and injury prevention to provide a comprehensive basis of knowledge. Incorporates trends in the legal, ethical, economic, political, and business climates as they relate to occupational and environmental health and safety, staying current with all areas that affect the occupational health nurse's roles and responsibilities. New chapter on disaster planning and management addresses responsibilities of occupational health nurses in hazard situations in both the workplace and in the larger community. The latest government initiatives and guidelines are covered, such as OSHA's Strategic Management Plan to reduce workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses, plus other new workplace-related government programs and legislation. Revised competencies of practice, with performance criteria, present the current practice expectations at each level of practice. Revised Code of Ethics is a guide for nurses to maintain and pursue professionally recognized ethical behavior in providing occupational and environmental health services. Revised Standards of Practice define the practice of this specialty and provide a framework for evaluation. Expanded content in the environmental, research, and health promotion chapters highlights the latest information in these areas.