Work, Health and Productivity

Work, Health and Productivity

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Health and productivity have a complex interdependence in the modern workplace. As the nature of work changes, it becomes crucially important for effective management to redefine productivity in a way that takes into account the health of the workers. In this volume, experts from the biomedical, social, and behavioural sciences analyse what is known from research about the interrelationships of the work environment, employee health, and industrial productivity.
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  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 164.3 x 243.6 x 30mm | 731.54g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line illustrations and tables
  • 0195057783
  • 9780195057782

Table of contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION; 1. Work, Health, and Productivity: Overview; 2. Historical Perspective on Work, Health, and Productivity; PART II: INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT REGARDING HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY; 3. Physical and Chemical Agents at the Workplace; 4. Meeting Regulatory Standards for Physical and Chemical Agents; 5. Biological Indicators of Susceptibility; 6. Screening and Monitoring for Susceptibility and Health: Techniques for Assessing Exposure and Response; 7. Injury Prevention in the Workplace; 8. Biomechanical Basis for Prevention of Overexertion and Impact Trauma in Industry; PART III: CHANGES IN THE WORKPLACE: RESULTS OF THE POSTINDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION; 9. Stresses and Patterns of Adjustment in the Postindustrial Factory; 10. Health Issues in Office Work; 11. Stress in the Work and Home Environments as Related to Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factors; PART IV: STRESS, HEALTH, AND PRODUCTIVITY IN VARIOUS WORK ENVIRONMENTS; 12. Health, Stress, and Productivity in the Japanese Workforce; 13. Psychosocial Factors in the Workplace; 14. Work Values and Work Performance: Critical Commentary from a Comparative Perspective; PART V: MANAGING FOR HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY; 15. Costs of Illness in the Workplace; 16. Health, Productivity, and the Economic Environment: Dynamic Role of Socioeconomic Status; 17. Health Promotion at the Worksite; PART VI: CONCLUSIONS AND ISSUES FOR FUTURE WORK; 18. Conclusions; 19. Issues for Future Work; Author Index; Subject Index
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