Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Occupational Health

Kavitha Palaniappan

University of Newcastle Australia

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Common Respiratory Conditions Lung Function Tests Back Injuries Shoulder and Knee Injuries Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Overuse Injuries Ergonomical Factors Occupational Dermatitis Occupational Skin Diseases Occupational Liver Diseases Liver Function Tests Physiological Responses to Stress

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Occupational Health is incorporated as one of the two pillars of Occupational Health and Safety Professionals commonly referred to as OHS Professionals. However, only Workplace Safety is of prime concern to most Health and Safety Professionals and hence the aspects that have an immediate effect such as accidents, incidents and near-misses are given more importance in almost every workplace. It is important to consider other effects of occupations on health in order to fulfil the holistic approach of Health and Safety at workplace. The current knowledge on occupational diseases and illnesses lists out various issues that may arise due to constant exposure to a range of physical, chemical and biological hazards at the workplace and the potential preventive measures that can be put in place to overcome such issues. As the latency period for most of these issues are pretty long and it is quite difficult to link up such issues with their respective occupational exposures, they go unnoticed in many scenarios. More research and databases are essential in order to establish the strong relationship between such issues and occupational exposures and thereby influence policy makers to come up with more rigid regulations that can help to maintain a safe workplace for all.

This book intends to bring out the current status of Occupational Health and the knowledge gaps in some of the prominent and critical occupational diseases and illnesses such as respiratory diseases, musculo-skeletal disorders, pscyhosocial illnesses, dermatitis, occupational liver diseases and occupational infections.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 8th 2020

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: August 28th 2020

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Review results due: November 16th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 15th 2021

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About the editor

Kavitha Palaniappan

University of Newcastle Australia

Dr. Kavitha Palaniappan is the Academic Director at UON Singapore, a wholly-owned entity of The University of Newcastle, Australia. In her capacity as Academic Director, she oversees the Business, Communication, Information Technology and Engineering degree programs that are offered in Singapore. She also teaches Biosciences, Occupational Health, Hygiene and Toxicology and International Perspectives on EOHS, the courses which are part of the program of Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (BEnvOHS). Apart from teaching into the program, she is also actively involved in multi-disciplinary research, that include prevalence of psychosocial illnesses and their impacts on the society, economy and country, alternative therapies to enhance sleep, yoga and its health benefits, toxicity of nanomaterials, exposure measurements and hygiene requirements for nano titanium dioxide, exposure to nano silver in mattresses and beddings and their health effects, associations between seasonal patterns, climate variables and dengue risks in Singapore. She is also a graduate member of IOSH and a member of the Singapore NanOsing consortium.

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