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Tolley's Guide to Managing Employee Health
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Work-related illness and injury is costing organisations in the UK up to ??18 billion per year. As employers have statutory duties under both the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 with regard to occupational health, it is essential that they are aware of their duties and the legal requirements.

Tolley??'s Guide to Managing Employee Health is designed for all those responsible for managing the health of employees and gives comprehensive guidance on how to set up and manage an employee health strategy. It clarifies the duties outlined by law so the employer can feel confident they are complying with the latest legislation.

It includes comprehensive guidance on how to manage the risk to employee health in your organization and, more specifically, how to conduct risk assessments.

Also covered are topical issues such as:
* Sick Building Syndrome
* Alcohol and Drugs
* Asbestos
* Stress
* Violence in the Workplace
* RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)
* Legionellosis

Guidance on sensitive issues such as long-term sickness and unauthorized workplace absence are also addressed, enabling the manager to act with confidence.

Each chapter includes a full discussion on the subject matter in hand, complete with relevant checklists so you can ensure that your own employee health strategy is being monitored and managed in the most effective way, whilst always complying with the law.

*Provides guidance on sensitive issues such as long-term sickness and unauthorized workplace absence

* Each chapter includes checklists to ensure compliance with the law.
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Table of Contents

Contents. Preface. Contributors. Acknowledgements. What is Employee Health? - Leslie Hawkins. Legal Overview - Gillian Howard. Managing Occupational Health - Olivia Carlton. Occupational Health Systems - Denis D'Auria. Biological Hazards - Gail James. Chemical Hazards - Robin Howie. Physical Hazards - Leslie Hawkins. Occupational Mental Health - Graham Lucas. Personal Protection - Robin Howie. Applying risk management and risk assessment in occupational health - Lawrence Waterman. Using External Expertise - Leslie Hawkins. Appendix : Further Sources of Information. Table of cases. Table of Statutes. Table of Statutory Instruments. Table of European Legislation. Index.

About the Author

Leslie Hawkins trained as a Clinical Physiologist at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, where he worked until he moved to the University of Surrey in 1970 a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Human Biology. His research interests at Barts concerned the pathophysiology of chronic carbon monoxide exposure, which developed into a more general interest in Environmental Physiology after he joined the University of Surrey. In 1984 he was appointed to the Robens Institute to establish and Head an Occupational Health Unit; this has now become the Robens Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Leslie now holds a professorial grade post as University Director and Director of the Robens Centre. The Robens Centre undertakes consultancy and provides occupational health and safety services and runs postgraduate Diploma and Masters level courses in Occupational Health, Occupational Health Nursing, Hygiene and Safety. He is the University Vice-Chancellor's special advisor on occupational and environmental health. His research interests are mainly concerned with the health effects of working environments. He is a consultant to a number of companies and Government bodied on environmental and occupational health issues and on the management of health and safety at work. His is Law Society listed as an expert witness in the fields of health and safety and is involved in both civil litigation and public inquiry cases.

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