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ACGIH 12-008

2012 Edition, January 1, 2012

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Occupational Physiology

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Occupational Physiology focuses on important issues in modern working life. Exploring major public health problems such as musculoskeletal disorders and stress, the book discusses connections between work, wellbeing, and health based on current research in the field. It provides useful methods for risk assessments and guidelines on arranging a good working life from the perspective of the working individual, the company, and society as a whole. This book:

• Addresses occupational hazards and the health benefits of following good work protocols

• Combines coverage of physiological, epidemiological, and occupational information with guidelines and suggestions for improvement

• Presents real jobs in an easy-to-read text, which makes it more useful for practitioners from the work life sector

• Discusses the physiology relevant to occupational work

• Provides a comprehensive yet practical source on the human body in modern work life