ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ABC Series) by David Snashall, Dipti Patel

By David Snashall, Dipti Patel

Formerly titled ABC of labor comparable issues, David Snashall and Dipti Patel are updating the ebook for GPs. the recent variation also will support clinical and nursing pros taking Occupational well-being checks. This re-creation additionally contains environmental concerns reminiscent of insecticides and pollutants, the resource of many occupational illnesses either within the united kingdom and within the remainder of the area. the second one version brings extra element within the parts of risks at paintings, listening to loss, repetitive pressure damage, Legionnaires' sickness, a number of chemical sensitivity, results of labor on copy, the growing older crew, weather swap and overall healthiness screening/promotion.

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Those who have had back problems in the past are likely to experience further episodes in the future Back pain The most useful single item of information in predicting potential back problems is a history of back pain, particularly if it is recent and severe enough to cause absence from work. Preventing back injuries Manual handling is commonly associated with strains and sprains of the back and resultant disability. Manual handling. Guidance on regulations lists measures that employers should take to reduce the risk of problems.

Relating to capability (“skill, aptitude, health, or any other physical or mental quality”) or qualifications (“any degree, diploma, or other academic, technical, or professional qualification”) 2. Relating to conduct (behaviour at, or sometimes outside, the workplace) 3. Redundancy 4. If employee cannot continue to work without breach of statutory duty (such as after loss of driving licence) 5. Some other substantial reason (SOSR) sufficient to justify dismissal In February 2002 the compensatory award for unfair dismissal was limited to £52 600.

The provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 apply to obtaining, use, and retention of any personal information, including OH records. Health and safety law Statutory duties upon the employer Health and safety The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (HSWA) 1974 is the main statute covering the general responsibilities of the employer. It covers others who might be affected by workplace activities— contractors, visitors, and the general public. The workplace must be safe and well maintained, with safe systems and organisation of work.

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