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

By David Snashall, Dipti Patel

Formerly titled ABC of labor comparable problems, David Snashall and Dipti Patel are updating the publication for GPs. the hot version also will support clinical and nursing pros taking Occupational health and wellbeing tests. This new version additionally comprises environmental matters equivalent to insecticides and toxins, the resource of many occupational illnesses either within the united kingdom and within the remainder of the realm. the second one variation brings further aspect within the components of risks at paintings, listening to loss, repetitive pressure damage, Legionnaires' disorder, a number of chemical sensitivity, results of labor on copy, the growing older crew, weather switch and healthiness screening/promotion.

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Human rights The Human Rights Act 1998 came into force in October 2000, bringing the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law. It makes no explicit reference to HSWA. However, under the right to privacy it may forseeably impinge on areas such as drug testing and surveillance. The lack of legal aid for employment tribunals (in England and Wales) and the fairness of the employment tribunal system may generate debate under the provisions for the right to a fair trial. Rehabilitation In contrast to the numerous duties to prevent ill health or injury, there is currently no requirement to rehabilitate back to the workplace.

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. These include: • Avoiding hazardous manual handling operations as far as is reasonably possible (lifting aids may be appropriate) • Making an appropriate assessment of any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided • Reducing the risks of injuries from these operations as far as is reasonably possible.

If so, the doctor should proceed cautiously and consider obtaining a second opinion from a specialist occupational physician. The conclusions should be presented to management in context, indicating the nature of the hazard, the extent of risk, and strength of medical consensus. This will enable the employer to discharge his or her responsibility in a complex area with the benefit of such medical support as the circumstances allow. Definitive opinion The conclusions, recommendations, and advice outlined above are valid only for the specific fitness criterion considered.

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