Occupational Safety and Health


Ilias G. Kavouras, PhD (Editor)
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA

Marie-Cecile G. Chalbot (Editor)
College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas, US

Series: Safety and Risk in Society
BISAC: HEA038000

The prevention, control, reduction and elimination of occupational hazards and risks are a continuous and ever-evolving concern. Occupational safety and health affects the well-being and quality of life of individuals, their families as well as the community at-large. Due to scientific discoveries and technological advances over the last years, the types and characteristics of professions evolved, new occupational hazards and risks have developed. The Occupational Safety and Health book provides an evaluation of chemical and biological hazards to workload management approaches to workforce education tools from an international perspective.

Within the book chapters, potential occupational impacts of rapidly developing nanotechnology and traffic exhausts – a recently recognized human carcinogen – are analyzed. The workload management program in the healthcare industry is evaluated, as well as the effectiveness of education programs on occupational safety in schools and the perspectives on occupational safety and health in Europe and Asia are also presented. Throughout the book, it is apparent that the need to integrate health and safety in the workplace is beneficial for all interested parties, ranging from stakeholders, investors, workers to the community at-large. This book represents an ideal starting point for introducing emerging aspects of occupational safety and health in response to technological advancements, describing the principles of management and education programs and providing insights on occupational issues for communities with different intellectual and cultural backgrounds. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Nanotechnology in Occupational Safety and Health (pp. 1-28)
Luc Fontana and Carole Pelissier (University of Jean Monnet and University Hospital, Saint-Etienne, France)

Chapter 2 – Assessment of Tunnel NO2 and O3 Concentrations Using Passive Samplers: Applicability for Occupational Exposures (pp. 29-42)
Marie-Cecile G. Chalbot and Spyros Lykoudis (College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and others)

Chapter 3 – Evaluation of a Safe Patient Handling Program among Health Care Workers (pp. 43-64)
Hyun J. Lim and Timothy R. Black (College of Medicine, and Human Resources Division, University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

Chapter 4 – Educating in Occupational Safety and Health: Schools As Change Agents (pp. 65-86)
Belén Gutiérrez-Villar, Rafael Araque-Padilla and Maria José Montero-Simó (Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Spain)

Chapter 5 – Occupational Safety in Finland and South Korea (pp. 87-112)
Simo Salminen and Donghyun Seo (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland and others)

Chapter 6 – Developments Regarding the Integration of the Occupational Safety and Health with Quality and Environment Management Systems (pp. 113-146)
Gilberto Santos, Manuel Rebelo, Síria Barros, Rui Silva, Martinha Pereira, Gabriela Ramos and Nuno Lopes (College of Technology, Polytechnic Institute Cavado e Ave, Barcelos, and CLEGI – Lusíada University, Portugal)


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