Occupational And Environmental Medicine is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
This book brings together all the elements that go to make up the discipline of occupational health and safety – the setting (work), the means of preventing work induced illness and injury and the devastating consequences of poor health and safety at work – responsible for more deaths worldwide than those caused by road accidents, war, violence and AIDS combined. To ignore occupational health and safety is to accept the worldwide scandal of 6200 people dying every day from occupational accidents or work-related diseases – an economic burden estimated at 4% of global gross domestic product per year. This volume describes in detail the consequences of this failure in terms of disease, disability and deaths and how good systems of health and safety at work can reduce the burden and improve working people's health and well-being.
The volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.