Editor: Marcela G. Ribeiro

Series Title: Frontiers in Occupational Health and Safety

Changes in the World of Work and Impacts on Occupational Health and Safety

Volume 1

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ISSN: 2352-9423 (Print)
ISSN: 2352-9431 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-949-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-948-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2014
DOI: 10.2174/97816080594851140101


Frontiers in Occupational Health and Safety: Changes in the world of work and impacts on Occupational Health and Safety, highlights the various economic, political and cultural consequences which have altered the working environment of the world. The book describes the contradictions dealt with the workers and the emergence of new risks in the workplace.

The contents of this book include titles on work organization and occupational health in contemporary capitalism, critical reflections on nanotechnology and risks into the worker`s universe and occupational health and safety knowledge and practice.

This book is a valuable resource for MSc and PhD students, academic personnel and researchers seeking updated and critically important information on occupational health and safety and also gives a detailed view of the complex and broad world of the work universe to the readers.

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The quick global changes that we witnessed in the last two decades caused a profound impact in the world of work, both in highly industrialized societies and in countries in different phases of development. Frontiers in Occupational Health and Safety starts its series with an in depth discussion of work organization facing the present complexities, new technologies exemplified by the rapid surge of nanotechnology, and an interesting analysis of the competencies and required profiles of Occupational Safety and Health professionals, necessary to tackle these new challenges. This first volume carefully edited by Dr. Marcela Gerardo Ribeiro is an instigating beginning, setting the floor for the upcoming volumes of this series.

Eduardo Algranti, MD, PhD
Division of Medicine