Occupational Hearing Loss, Third Edition

Author: Robert Thayer Sataloff,Joseph Sataloff

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420015478

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1008

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Written in clear and accessible language, Occupational Hearing Loss provides a complete overview of the hazards of occupational noise exposure, causes of hearing loss, testing of hearing, criteria to distinguish occupational hearing loss, and more. Extensively re-written and updated, the book emphasizes medical and societal factors in its coverage of topics such as audiometry and who should do it, evoked response testing, and conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, as well as mixed, central, and functional hearing loss. See what's new in the Third Edition: New chapters on auditory evoked potentials, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, ear malignancies, and more Expanded discussion on autoimmune inner ear disease, diagnosing occupational hearing loss, and more Updated information on computerized audiometry, special hearing tests, and auditory processing disorders Expanded chapter on problems associated with balance disorders and a review of modern evaluation techniques, including posturography New material on systemic causes of hearing loss and co-factors associated with occupational hearing loss The authors' academic depth and experience in the field, combined with their ability to write clearly in language accessible to non-medical personnel, set this book apart. No other book available has the breadth, practical detail, or comprehensive scope. A unique compendium of information about specific problems of occupational hearing loss and hearing conservation, the book is both a balanced reference and easy-to-use guide to protecting the hearing of industrial workers.
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Medical-Legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss, Third Edition

Author: Robert A. Dobie

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1597568562

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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Medical-Legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss, Third Edition includes the most accurate and current developments in the field with more than 250 new references. A comprehensive guide on hearing loss and the law, it examines claims, court cases, and the evolution of hearing conservation. This text addresses age-related hearing loss, genetics of hearing loss, and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) - with a newly revised international standard (ISO-1999, 2013) that presents a comprehensive predictive model for NIHL, critical in medical-legal evaluation. Also examined is hearing loss due to toxins, trauma, and disease, as well as the effects of cardiovascular risk factors, race, and socioeconomic status. Furthermore, included tutorial discussions of acoustics, hearing, and hearing testing will be valuable to attorneys and other nonclinicians. New or expanded topics include: The relationship of hearing loss to brain disordersJob fitnessAccommodations under the Americans with Disabilities ActBlast injuryRecreational music and hearing lossHypothesis of progressive NIHL after noise cessationSolvent ototoxicityAppropriate exchange rate for predicting noise hazardThe American Medical Association’s method of measurement of hearing disability This new edition provides practical guidance for expert witnesses and legal practitioners and is essential for otolaryngologists, audiologists, occupational physicians, attorneys handling hearing loss claims, and claims management professionals.
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Safe Work Practices for Wastewater Treatment Plants, Third Edition

Author: Frank R. Spellman,Kathern D. Welsh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351246976

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

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This book details how to start and maintain a successful safety program in a municipal or industrial water or wastewater plant with special emphasis on the practical implementation. This new edition provides the latest OSHA regulations and recommendations, and each chapter has been updated with new information, including the latest innovations related to all types of successfully proven health and safety protocols. Coverage includes safety programs, recordkeeping, safety training, safety equipment, and safe work practices for wastewater treatment facilities. In addition, much of the text should be relevant to safety and health professionals in almost any industrial setting.
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Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health

Author: S. Z. Mansdorf

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1118947266

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 768

View: 9277

A quick, easy-to-consult source of practical overviews on wide-ranging issues of concern for those responsible for the health and safety of workers This new and completely revised edition of the popular Handbook is an ideal, go-to resource for those who need to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control conditions that can cause injury or illness to employees in the workplace. Devised as a “how-to” guide, it offers a mix of theory and practice while adding new and timely topics to its core chapters, including prevention by design, product stewardship, statistics for safety and health, safety and health management systems, safety and health management of international operations, and EHS auditing. The new edition of Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health has been rearranged into topic sections to better categorize the flow of the chapters. Starting with a general introduction on management, it works its way up from recognition of hazards to safety evaluations and risk assessment. It continues on the health side beginning with chemical agents and ending with medical surveillance. The book also offers sections covering normal control practices, physical hazards, and management approaches (which focuses on legal issues and workers compensation). Features new chapters on current developments like management systems, prevention by design, and statistics for safety and health Written by a number of pioneers in the safety and health field Offers fast overviews that enable individuals not formally trained in occupational safety to quickly get up to speed Presents many chapters in a "how-to" format Featuring contributions from numerous experts in the field, Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health, 3rd Edition is an excellent tool for promoting and maintaining the physical, mental, and social well-being of workers in all occupations and is important to a company’s financial, moral, and legal welfare.
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Vocal Health and Pedagogy

Science, Assessment, and Treatment, Third Edition

Author: Robert T. Sataloff

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1944883959

Category: Music

Page: 984

View: 3954

Now in one convenient volume, Vocal Health and Pedagogy: Science, Assessment, and Treatment, Third Edition answers every question you've ever had about the voice, from the physics of sounds, to vocal technique, to medications, to performance anxiety. It presents anatomical, physiological, and neurological considerations, as well as covers critical issues related to patient history, laryngeal function, the physical examination, and historical perspectives of vocal pedagogy. The first part of the book introduces basic concepts of voice science, assessment, and training. It focuses on the science behind the common problems that afflict voice users and enables understanding of the medical approach to problem analysis. The second part of the book contains additional information on the specific health and performance conditions that affect the voice and their assessment and treatment. It considers the medical and nonmedical issues affecting the human voice, including diagnosis and treatment of voice problems, the effects of physical injury, posture, pollutants and irritants, psychological effects, voice therapy, medication, and more. New to this edition: New chapters on topics such as pedagogy for children, the importance of studying music, laryngeal issues involving wind instrument performance, high-speed digital imaging, the evolution of technology, pediatric voice disorders, thyroid disorders, the vocal effects of birth control medications, and autoimmune disorders.Many chapters have been extensively revised to update previous content and add new information on material such as choral pedagogy for geriatric singers, World Trade Center syndrome, and laryngeal effects of asbestos exposure.Chapters on medications for performers have been revised to delete medications no longer used frequently and to add various medications and drug classes that were not included previously, as well as information on alternative and complementary medicines.References have been updated throughout to include discussion of new studies and a review of the latest literature, while also retaining the classic literature.Includes the most recent practices and techniques, the latest information on surgical and adjunctive therapy, and important changes in criteria and strategy. Vocal Health and Pedagogy: Science, Assessment, and Treatment, Third Edition is ideal for courses in vocal pedagogy and speech-language pathology. Additionally, it is a valuable resource for professional and amateur performers and their teachers.
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CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, Third Edition

Author: Anil Lalwani

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071624392

Category: Medical

Page: 1008

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A concise, one-stop clinician’s guide for treating all major diseases of the ear, nose, throat, and neck CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Otolaryngology spans the entire breadth of ENT topics, including the latest developments in basic science, facial plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, laryngology, rhinology, pediatric otolaryngology, otology, and neurotology. This find-it-now clinician's guide includes commonly encountered as well as unusual diseases of the head and neck and is essential for board review and recertification. Features and Highlights Conveniently organized by anatomic region Consistent presentation includes General Considerations, Pathogenesis, Prevention, Clinical Findings, Differential Diagnosis, and Treatment Must-know medical and surgical management of each disorder Thorough discussion of pathophysiology and relevant basic and clinical science More than 400 state-of-the-art clinical photographs and line drawings Comprehensive radiology chapter with more than 150 images “Essentials of Diagnosis” section for each disease and disorder delivers key points at a glance
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Occupational health in health service areas

handbook for planning

Author: Murray L. Cohen,Jerry W. Newman,Marilyn K. Hutchison,National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Division of Criteria Documentation and Standards Development,National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health,National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Division of Technical Services,National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Office of Extramural Coordination and Special Projects,Harvard School of Public Health,United States. Bureau of Health Planning and Resources Development

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health planning

Page: 99

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Handbook of occupational safety and health

Author: Lawrence Slote

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 744

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This comprehensive reference source uses techniques & methods from various disciplines applicable to occupational safety & health, it satisfying the need for a standard reference work in this rapidly growing field. The book is divided into nine parts related to all aspects of the field: ergonomics; insurance; occupational safety & health management & information; occupational safety & health training programs, analytical tools; economic factors; & safety & the law. Individual chapters discuss how to deal with the troubled employee, how to conduct an accident investigation, how to ensure & maintain quality in a medical surveillance program, how to use workers compensation data to identify high-risk groups, how to apply simulation modelling & analysis to occupational safety & health, how to survive workplace litigation, & much more.
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Federal Workers Compensation Programs

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session ....

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Manpower and Housing Subcommittee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Workers' compensation

Page: 280

View: 8884

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Core Curriculum for Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing

Author: Mary K. Salazar

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416023746

Category: Medical

Page: 587

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A comprehensive overview of occupational and environmental health nursing, this book is AAOHN's statement of the scope of practice for this nursing specialty. It represents the latest body of knowledge significant to this field. Written in an outline format, it can be used as a textbook for an occupational and environmental health nursing course, as a clinical reference in a variety of occupational settings, and as a certification review tool. This new edition is based on recent revisions to the AAOHN's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Written by experts in the field of occupational health nursing. Consistent outline format allows ease of access to information. Addresses the foundational sciences of occupational health: epidemiology, toxicology, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and injury prevention to provide a comprehensive basis of knowledge. Incorporates trends in the legal, ethical, economic, political, and business climates as they relate to occupational and environmental health and safety, staying current with all areas that affect the occupational health nurse's roles and responsibilities. New chapter on disaster planning and management addresses responsibilities of occupational health nurses in hazard situations in both the workplace and in the larger community. The latest government initiatives and guidelines are covered, such as OSHA's Strategic Management Plan to reduce workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses, plus other new workplace-related government programs and legislation. Revised competencies of practice, with performance criteria, present the current practice expectations at each level of practice. Revised Code of Ethics is a guide for nurses to maintain and pursue professionally recognized ethical behavior in providing occupational and environmental health services. Revised Standards of Practice define the practice of this specialty and provide a framework for evaluation. Expanded content in the environmental, research, and health promotion chapters highlights the latest information in these areas.
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Public Communication Campaigns

Author: Ronald E. Rice,Charles K. Atkin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289786

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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In this new, fully revised and expanded fourth edition of Public Communication Campaigns, Rice and Atkin provide readers with a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the field of public communication campaigns. The subject of campaigns has become increasingly high profile in the academic world in the decade since the last edition, and hundreds of new studies on campaign theory and practice have been published since 2001. Largely rewritten to reflect the latest theories and research, this text continues in the tradition of ongoing improvement and expansion into new areas.
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Living with the Earth, Third Edition

Concepts in Environmental Health Science

Author: Gary S. Moore

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849379987

Category: Science

Page: 632

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Includes all the bells and whistles you and your students have come to expect It’s hard to imagine a book more innovative and groundbreaking than Living with the Earth: Concepts in Environmental Health Science, Third Edition. The first edition won the CHOICE award for Outstanding Academic Book and both previous editions became bestsellers in their own right. See what’s new and updated coverage includes: Emergency preparedness for environmental health practitioners including a discussion on their roles and operations Population dynamics, various cultural philosophies regarding overpopulation, and underpopulation in the developed nations Mechanisms of environmental disease with emphasis on genetic disease and developmental disorders Alternative to chemical pest control Genetic basis of cancer The growing problems of asthma and air pollutants as well as newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases An exploration of the mechanisms of toxicity, with special reference to the immune system and endocrine disruption Hazardous waste treatment, use, and recycling HACCP and assuring food quality, food safety issues, and Food Quality Protection Act Risk assessment and risk management principles A discussion in the change in directions in regulatory compliance Technical illustrations, charts, graphs, and photographs that improve learning and simplify concepts What’s on the Web: Test bank and study questions Microsoft PowerPoint presentation slides in digital format Study guides with detailed notes, color figures, and tables Printable sample questions and answers for each chapter Search tools for online journals and databases covering useful, up-to-date information Incorporates traditional concepts with new, emerging, and controversial issues Always on the forefront of new ideas and new technology, the book includes up-to-date topics and information enhanced by Web features that make the book easy to use for professor and students alike.
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Textbook of Occupational Medicine Practice

Author: David Koh,Ken Takahashi

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814329576

Category: Medical

Page: 606

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This book provides a link between occupational health and clinical practice. It aims to provide a valuable starting point for health professionals with an interest in occupational medicine as well as those intending to specialize in occupational medicine. It will also serve as a useful guide for all those who are interested in occupational medical practice. These include medical students at various levels, occupational health nurses, general practitioners, or colleagues and professionals in occupational health and safety in other words, for all who have committed themselves to do the best practice for the health of working people. This third edition of the textbook has been fully revised and includes new materials and chapters. The contents of the book have been streamlined to appear in two sections. The approach of examining occupational health issues and concerns from the standpoint of clinical presentations of the different organ systems is retained. These clinically oriented chapters form Section One. Section Two comprises issues of special interest to occupational health practitioners such as screening and routine medical examinations, assessment of disability for compensation, medical planning and management of industrial disasters, occupational medicine practice and the law, and the prevention of occupational diseases. Several changes have directly resulted from feedback from readers of the previous editions. Among these are the inclusion of new chapters on occupational infections, metabolic disorders, and occupational medicine practice and the law. As before, case studies have been incorporated in the chapters to make clear the relevant issues.
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Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Self-assessment Review

Author: Robert J. McCunney,Paul P. Rountree

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781752923

Category: Medical

Page: 366

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This question-and-answer review book is an excellent aid for candidates preparing for the board exam in occupational medicine and an ideal structured learning guide for physicians. It contains approximately 500 questions, with answers and explanations, based on Robert McCunney's comprehensive text, A Practical Approach to Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Third Edition. Two additional chapters present practical strategies for preparing for and taking the board exam. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) designates each of the four sections of this review for a maximum of 22.5 credits in Category 1 of the American Medical Association's Physician's Recognition Award.
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