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Occupational Health : A Practical Guide for Managers - Dr. Ann Fingret

Occupational Health

A Practical Guide for Managers

Paperback Published: 31st August 1995
ISBN: 9780415106290
Number Of Pages: 240

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Occupational Health: A Practical Guide for Managers examines the reasons why employers should address the health of their workforce. It explores the implication that health issues have for bottom line performance and offers guidelines for developing an effective occupational health policy and associated procedures. The authors are both senior professionals in the field and have a wealth of industrial experience to draw on. They have used their first-hand knowledge to produce a practical introduction to occupatioal health which includes the latest legislative requirements and current recommended practice. Material is presented in an easy-to-read, non-technical format, making the book particularly useful to the reader with no previous knowledge of the field. Short executive summaries at the beginning of each chapter highlight key action points for quick reference, while a more extensive reference section at the end of the book signposts the way to detailed information on specific issues. The book is in four parts. Part one provides an introduction to the history and scope of occupational health, discusses contemporary practice and looks at the legal and organizational factors involved. Part two examines the some of the most common issues in occupational health, including stress management, anti-smoking policies and health promotion. Specific considerations surrounding the employment of women and people with disabilities are dealt within part three. The final part offers a practical approach to two key aspects of health and safety legislation: regulations relating to Display Screen Equipment and the Manual Handling of Loads. Occupational Health: A Practical Guide for Managers is essential reading for occupational health practitioners and all professionals involved in making and implementing health and safety policy. It is also an extremely useful resource for students seeking to gain an understanding of health issues in the workplace.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Organizational and Legal Considerations
The Changing Nature of Work
Factors Driving Change
Demographic Considerations
Types of Organization and the Organizational Stucture
Contractual Arrangements
The Role of the Personnel Function
Symbols used on Flow Diagramming
Example of a Flow Diagram
Introduction to Occupational Health
History of Occupational Health
Employers Initiatives
Employees Initiatives
Government Initiatives
Occupational Health Today
Role of Occupational Health
Setting up an Occupational Health Service
Confidenti lity
An Organizational Health Policy
Introduction
Developing the Health Policy
Audit
Features of the Policy
Implementation and Monitoring
Sample Policy
Checklist Organizational Health
Mental Health and Illness at Work
Introduction
Mental Health/Ill Health
Causes of Stress at Work
Developing a Policy for Promotion and Maintenance of Mental Health
Mental Illness in the Workplace
Conclusion
Sample Mental Health Policy
Sample Alcohol Misuse Policy
Contents of Stress Management Workshop
Aids and Employment
Introduction
Clinical Considerations
Developing a Policy
Contents of a Policy
Overseas Travel
Legal Considerations
Conclusion
Sample Policy
Sickness Absence
Introduction
Demography
Controlling Absence
Long Term Absence
Intermittent Persistent Absence
Use of Medical Certificates
Conclusion
Sample Policy
Smoking in the Workplace
Introduction
Legal Considerations
Providing an Atmosphere Free from Tobacco Smoke
Development of a Smoking Policy
Preparing for Action
Taking Action
Launching the Policy
Making it Work
Conclusion
Sample Questionnaire
Sample Feedback
Sample Policy
Sample Management Manual
Health Promotion in the Workplace
Introduction
The Business Case
The Moral Case
Workplace Intitiatives
Scope for Workplace Initiatives
Educating and Screening
Assessing the Health Promotion Needs
Defining Target Areas
Obtaining Advice
Developing a Programme
Resource Implications
Example of Health Promotion Initiative
Employment of People with Disabilities
Introduction
The Business Case for Employing People with Disabilities
Disability Awareness
Matching Ability to Job
Legal Considerations
Employment Service Initiatives
Conclusions
Sample Policy
The Employment of Women
Introduction
Legislation
Health and Safety
Family-Friendly Policies
Conclusion
Sample Policy
Use of Display Screen Equipment
Introduction
Scope of Regulations
Requirements
Assessing the Workstation
Factors to Consider in Risk Assessment
Arrangement for Risk Education
Health Issues
Training
Eye and Eyesight Tests
Conclusion
Assessment Questionnaire
Chair Policy
Policy for Eye and Eyesight Testing
Sample Policy on Implementation of Regulations
Manual Handling of Loads
Introduction
Scope of Regulations
Risk Assessment
Reducing the Risks
Information and Training
Conclusion
Checklist for General Manual Handling Postscript
Bibliography Legal
References Useful Adresses Acronyms
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ISBN: 9780415106290
ISBN-10: 041510629X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 31st August 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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