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Barry S. Levy, David H. Wegman, Sherry L. Baron, and Rosemary K. Sokas

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190662677

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190662677.001.0001

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Occupational and Environmental Health Challenges and Opportunities

Occupational and Environmental Health Challenges and Opportunities

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Occupational and Environmental Health Challenges and Opportunities
Source:
Occupational and Environmental Health
Author(s):

Barry S. Levy

David H. Wegman

Sherry L. Baron

Rosemary K. Sokas

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0001

Occupational and environmental health covers a wide spectrum and presents many challenges and opportunities. This chapter describes categories of occupational and environmental hazards, the nature and magnitude of problems, the contexts in which occupational and environmental health problems occur, and the prevention of occupational and environmental disease and injury. In addition, the chapter covers the changing nature of work and the workforce, evolving roles of government, liability, climate change, new directions for research, and economic globalization. It also discusses additional challenges for low- and middle-income countries. A final section of the chapter describes disciplines and careers in occupational and environmental health sciences and basic sources of information.

Keywords:   occupational health, environmental health, prevention, context of occupational and environmental health, disciplines in occupational and environmental health, sources of occupational and environmental health information

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