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Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century

Author(s): Robert H. Friis, PhD, Emeritus Professor and Chair, Department of Health Science - California State University, Long Beach
  • ISBN-13: 9781284046038
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This comprehensive examination of occupational health and safety from bestselling author, Robert H. Friis, explores hazardous agents found in the occupational environment, reviews their potential health effects, and identifies procedures for prevention of occupational illnesses and injuries.

In 10 chapters, Occupational Health and Safety for the 21st Century first takes the reader through a detailed history of occupational health and safety efforts since Ancient Greece. It then examines each of the occupationally associated diseases and their epidemiology, including cancers, respiratory diseases, fertility and pregnancy abnormalities, hearing loss, infectious diseases, injuries and fatalities, and job stress. The final chapters examine prevention programs and research methods for this rapidly evolving field.

Designed for undergraduate students across a broad spectrum of health and safety disciplines the book presents concepts in an accessible and engaging style.

Key Features:

  • Engaging, real-world vignettes in each chapter
  • Loaded with charts, tables, and figures illustrating the most current data in the field
  • Offers thorough coverage of occupational health policy, epidemiology, toxicology, chemical hazards, psychosocial aspects of work, and prevention efforts
  Chapter  1  Introduction to the Field of Occupational Health and Safety
  Chapter  2  Occupational Health Policy and the Regulatory Climate
  Chapter  3  Epidemiologic and Toxicologic Aspects of Occupational Health and Safety
  Chapter  4  Hazards from Chemicals and Toxic Metals
  Chapter  5  Physical Hazards in the Workplace
  Chapter  6  Biological and Microbial Hazards in the Workplace
  Chapter  7  Examples of Major Occupational Diseases
  Chapter  8  Work-Related Injuries and Fatalities
  Chapter  9  Psychosocial Aspects of Work: Job Stress and Associated Conditions
  Chapter  10  Occupational Safety and the Prevention of Occupational Disease

Robert H. Friis, PhD-Emeritus Professor and Chair, Department of Health Science - California State University, Long Beach

Robert H. Friis, PhD, earned his doctorate from Columbia University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in social epidemiology at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley.


He has had more than three decades of teaching and research experience in epidemiology. Formerly, he was Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University School of Public Health, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Health Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.


Subsequently, he was Director of the Field Epidemiology Unit at the Orange County (California) Public Health Department. Later he became a faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Department of Neurology, and the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. Currently, he is Professor and Chair of the Health Science Department at California State University, Long Beach, where he has taught introductory epidemiology and biostatistics.


He has been involved in numerous epidemiologic research projects and has published more than 50 professional and scientific articles. He is a member of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association. He is also Clinical Professor of Community and Environmental Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. 


See the author as the "Expert" in Epidemiology in a short video on "Video Jug." 

  • Front Matter
    Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, Introduction and About the Author
  • Chapter 1
    Introduction to the Field of Occupational Health and Safety

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ISBN-13: 9781284046038

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