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Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety.
Stellman, Jeanne Mager, 1947-
Fourth edition / [editor-in-chief, Jeanne Mager Stellman ; senior assosicate editor, Michael McCann ; associate editors, Leon Warshaw, Carole Brabant ; senior editors, John Finklea ... [and others] ; managing editor, Chantal Dufresne.
Publication Information:
Geneva : International Labour Office, [1998]

Physical Description:
4 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
v. 1. The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches -- v. 2. Hazards -- v. 3. Chemical, industries and occupations -- v. 4. Guides, indexes.
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RC963.3 .E53 1998 V.1 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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Developed through an extensive process of consultation with leading professionals and health and safety institutions worldwide, the new, expanded, and long-awaited Fourth Edition of this well-respected reference provides comprehensive, timely, and accurate coverage of occupational health and safety. Aimed at the specialist and non-specialist alike, such as lawyers, doctors, nurses, engineers, toxicologists, regulators, and other safety professionals, this compendium is organized and designed to provide the most critical information in an easy-to-read format. It uses more than 1,000 illustrations, a new attractive layout, and provides thousands of cited references that provide up-to-date literature reviews. Indexes by subject, chemical name, and author make navigating through information quick and easy. The CD-ROM version includes the same information as the print volumes, plus the benefit of a powerful search and retrieval engine to make searching for information as easy as a mouse click. Here's a sampling of what's covered in each volume and the CD-ROM: Volume 1: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches Volume 2: Psychological and organizational factors, hazards, the environment, accidents, and safety Volume 3: Chemicals, industries and occupations Volume 4: Index by subject, chemical name, author, cross-reference guide, directory of contributors.

Author Notes

Jeanne Mager Stellman is Special Lecturer and Professor Emerita of Clinical Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.

Reviews 1

Choice Review

The fields of occupational safety and health have grown and undergone considerable scrutiny and legislation since the third edition of this set (1983). Stellman, assisted by thousands of consultants and editors, has ambitiously addressed a wide range of topics, divided into four main headings and 17 additional categories. Volume 1 includes the body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches; volume 2, hazards; volume 3, chemical, industries and occupations (chemical, manufacturing, textiles, transport, construction, and services-trades); and volume 4, guides and indexes. Topics of emerging interest are addressed, such as sexual harassment, workplace safety, blood-born pathogens, and China's policies toward workers. The strength of this set is its broad coverage of many aspects of worker safety. Fields are recognized as multidisciplinary and interrelated; prevention and health promotion are given due space; policy, management, and prevention are well covered. However, problems found in the 1983 edition remain. Indexing continues to be uneven: the index entry for "Benzene" does not refer to sections 104.273 and 104.274, which deal with this chemical; materials for "Carpal tunnel syndrome" are entered under "Repetitive motion"; "Labour" is used instead of "Labor," "Forestry" instead of "Logging," "Printing" instead of "Ink." "NAFTA" is not cited, but there are two brief references under "North American Free Trade Agreement." The indexes at the beginning of each volume cover that volume only; the index for all volumes appears at the end of volume 4. All indexes list section numbers but not volume numbers. The spines do not list inclusive section numbers. There continues to be a dearth of cross-references. The "Guide to Chemicals" (volume 3) is divided into several dozen sections. Web sites and e-mail addresses are omitted, although addresses, phones, and fax numbers are given for many agencies worldwide. A section on laws, arranged by country, would be very helpful. Libraries that serve students of workplace safety and related fields of law, engineering, and government may want to consider acquiring this unique and comprehensive set. P. Miller; New Hampshire Community Technical College at Laconia