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Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice

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Author/Editor(s): Bernard J. Healey, Kenneth T. Walker
Publication Date: September 22, 2009
ISBN-10: 0470447680
ISBN-13: 978-0470447680
Language: English
Edition: 1
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Size: 2.71 MB
Format: pdf

Book Description

Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice uses concepts of prevention, epidemiology, toxicology, disparities, preparedness, disease management, and health promotion to explain the underlying causes of occupational illness and injury and to provide a methodology to develop costeffective programs that prevent injury and keep workers safe. Students, health educators, employers, and other health care professionals will fi nd that this essential resource provides them with the necessary skills to develop, implement, and evaluate occupational health programs and forge important links between public health and worker safety.

About the Author

Bernard J. Healey, PhD, is director of the Graduate Program in Health Care Administration, King's College, Wilkes-Barre,Pennsylvania, and Professor of Health Care Administration.Formerly, he was a public health epidemiologist for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Kenneth T. Walker, CSP, is president of Endless Mountains Safety Consulting, Inc., Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania and adjunct professor at the University of Scranton. Previously, he was Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Emergency Response, and Technical Equipment Safety Manager for Proctor and Gamble Corporation. In 2009 he was elected a regional director for the American Society of Safety Engineers.


Successful evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention efforts recognize that health choices and outcomes of individuals and communities are profoundly affected by their respective social and physical environments. This book is a great tool to identify opportunities and strategies to integrate and leverage efforts for the individual, family, workplace, and broader community.

--Robert S. Zimmerman, MPH, president of Public Health Matters LLC, former Secretary of Health, Pennsylvania

A timely and crucial book for all health care professionals.

--Mahmoud H. Fahmy, PhD, Professor of Education, Emeritus, Wilkes University
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