Originally published in 1916 as part of the Cambridge Public Health Series, this book examines the impact of work on the health of employees. Oliver reviews many aspects of work that can affect health, including air quality, fire escapes and wages. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of public health and the study of occupational hazards.
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- Date Published: August 2014
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107419216
- length: 122 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 7 mm
- weight: 0.17kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The air we breathe in town and country. Air in the neighbourhood of factories. Influence of smoke. Dust, traffic and micro-organisms
2. The air of factories, workshops and workrooms. Dusty workshops. Tuberculosis and lung diseases. Ventilation and sterilization of the air. Influence of tobacco smoke in clearing the air
3. Work, wages, efficiency and fatigue. Machinery and speeding up. Sweated industries. Artificial flower making. Feather cleaning
4. The health and comfort of the worker
5. Occupation and age fitness. Occupation and mortality
6. Choice of a career - boys and girls. Female labour. Female sickness rates compared with those of males
7. Dusty occupations
9. The chemical trades
10. Injuries caused by electricity
11. The skin and occupation
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