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The Use of Epidemiological Models in Planning Preventive Programmes in Occupational Health

  • M. R. Phillips
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)

Abstract

Those responsible for the planning of preventive programmes in occupational health and safety are faced with similar problems to those operating in other areas of health care. These are twofold: problems in determining priorities for the different hazards found at the workplace; and problems in deciding which of the available methods of prevention to use in relation to specific hazards. Certain aspects of occupational health and safety exacerbate these difficulties, particularly the presence of a mixture of hazards, some of which are acute in nature (such as machinery hazards resulting in traumatic Injury) whereas others are chronic (such as noise resulting in progressive noise Induced hearing loss). An approach to this problem will be outlined in this paper.

Keywords

Occupational Health Noise Exposure Epidemiological Model Noise Induce Hearing Loss N01se Level 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Phillips
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  1. 1.Centre for Advanced Studies in Health ScienceWestern Australian Institute of TechnologyBentleyAustralia

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