PRESCRIBED TEXT FOR AT NORTH SYDNEY TAFE, SEMESTER 1 2011
Work-related injury and disease present a serious and costly burden to all countries and a major challenge to managers, unions, governments and most especially workers themselves.
Managing Occupational Health and Safety: A multidisciplinary approach, the third and completely revised edition of this most comprehensive book on managing occupational health and safety, has been restructured and rewritten to bring together the latest research, policy and practice on OHS. Lucidly written, the book is both an ideal undergraduate or introductory postgraduate text as well as being a valuable addition to any professional's library.
Drawing on a range of bodies of knowledge and practice the book explains how injury and disease risks arise in the workplace, the role of law in prevention and compensation, and how managers and others can best address these issues. The book is designed for human resource and OHS managers, policy makers and those in engineering, health sciences, nursing and other fields who need to understand or deal with OHS.
Michael Quinlan is professor in the School of Organisation and Management at the University of New South Wales and honorary professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. He is a leading teacher and researcher in the field of occupational health. He has advised industry and unions on OHS, has undertaken inquiries on OHS issues for state and federal governments, and helped to prepare a report on employment conditions and health inequalities for the World Health Organisation.
Philip Bohle is Professor of Work and Health and leads the Work and Health Research Team at the University of Sydney.
Dr Felicity Lamm is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Employment Relations at Auckland University of Technology.
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1 Work and health: an overview
2 Perspectives on occupational health and safety
3 Explaining occupational injury
4 Case study: work-related musculoskeletal injuries
5 Occupational disease, stress and illness
6 Case study: working hours and health
7 Law and prevention
8 Workers` compensation and rehabilitation
9 Worker communication and involvement in occupational health and safety
10 Approaches to managing occupational health and safety