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Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace (Hardcover) (M.D. Gregg M. Stave & M.D. Peter H. Wald)
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This new extensively updated edition continues to be a practical "how to" reference for health and safety professionals. This book in a new enlarged format continues to be organized according to a common format that encompasses all the information health professionals require: Occupational setting, Exposure route and measurement guidelines Normal physiology and pathophysiology or pathobiology, Diagnosis and treatment, Medical surveillance, Control and prevention and OSHA and NIOSH standards and guidelines.All recognized sources of physical hazards are discussed, including ergonomic hazards; dangers associated with shift work; extremes of temperature and atmospheric pressure; energy hazards including noise, electricity, infrared and ultraviolet light, lasers, magnetic fields, and microwave and RF exposure; and ionizing radiation. Biological agents are covered in equal depth, from the fundamentals of microbiology and infectious disease to the specific details of organic hazards like wood dust and endotoxins–plus viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, envenomations, and more. The latest research is included with emphasis on: sleep and shiftwork, ionizing radiation, extremely low frequency energy and magnetic fields, emerging and re-emerging viral diseases including influenza strains, Nipah and Chikungunya virsus, SARS and MERS-CoV, West Nile and Dengue, Tuberculosis, HIV/AID, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.