From the Inside Flap
Work Smarter, Work Healthier!
What you don't know about your workplace could kill you. What you learn in this book could save your life.
Recognize the silent killers
Create safer workplace environments
Improve your health and your job performance
Did you know that every nine minutes someone is killed by their job? In this groundbreaking book, two experts in the field of occupational safety tell you what's wrong at the workplace, who is at risk, and what you and your employer can do to create a safer working environment. Learn how to protect yourself from the top ten job-related illnesses and injuries--from respiratory disease to cancer, from reproductive disorders to musculoskeletal injuries and trauma. And discover:
four steps to risk assessment in the workplace
the easiest method of reducing exposure to toxic substances
how to recognize "sick building syndrome" and what to do about it
how to prevent back injuries, sprains, strains, inflammations, and dislocations
It's all here in the book that offers real solutions for real problems that affect you on--and off--the job. You'll find practical--and legal--know-how, suggestions for employers, a complete list of occupational health resources with addresses and Web sites, and more.
About the Author
The husband and wife team of John Kachuba and Mary Newman together have over twenty-five years of combined professional experience in the field of occupational safety and health. Together they run Healthcare Environments, Inc., an international safety and health consulting company based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mary Newman received her doctorate in industrial hygiene. Before founding Healthcare Environments, Inc., she was a commissioned officer in the Public Health Service station with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. She is the author of numerous NIOSH documents.
John Kachuba has worked in the health care industry for over fifteen years. He is a freelance writer and has written for The Health Care Supervisor
and the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management,