Occupational Injury

Occupational Injury

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Occupational injury is a major and often preventable health problem in the work environment. Each year throughout the world millions are affected by traumatic occupational injuries and many thousands are actually killed in work-related incidents. This book provides a diverse and multi-faceted look at some of the themes directing late-1990s research and intervention within the area of occupational injury and safety. The book is divided into seven thematic parts with an introduction provided for each section. The topics include estimating the size of the problem, with discussions of different analytical techniques and their efficacy; the nature of causal agents the relative roles of risk, behaviour and organization processes; and the role played by compensation processes. Together the book brings into focus twenty chapters which address some of the issues of occupational injury and safety.Take, for example, the driver who reaches his destination in a state capital city after a legal 12-hour trip. When he arrives at the outer suburb of the city, he merely puts in his log book that he has arrived in that suburb. He then proceeds to write a#39;off-dutya#39; ... This is not the fault of the truck drivers, the companies or the enforcement authorities; it has simply been allowed to happen. Where does the industry goanbsp;...

Title:Occupational Injury
Author:Anne Marie Feyer, A Williamson
Publisher:CRC Press - 1998-01-20


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