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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Occupational Health Law 5th ed isbn 9781405185905

Occupational Health Law 4th ed

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ISBN13: 9780632064977
ISBN: 0632064978
New Edition ISBN: 9781405185905
Previous Edition ISBN: 063204263X
Published: February 2005
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



A new edition has become needed because of the large number of changes in the law since the last edition was published in 1998. These include the Human Rights Act; the Data Protection Act 1998 which was brought into force in 2000; new case law on compensation (particularly with regard to stress); the Woolf reforms on civil procedures, especially regarding expert witnesses; and developments in equal opportunities law (e. g. maternity leave).

The section on disability discrimination has been completely rewritten. Other new features include genetic testing in employment and the new offence of corporate manslaughter, and details regarding the new training and evaluation criteria that occupational health professionals are required to satisfy.

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Subjects:
Health and Safety
Contents:
Preface to the Fourth Edition; Glossary; Table of Cases; Table of Statutes; Table of Statutory Instruments General Introduction Law and ethics; The sources of English law; Criminal and civil law; The geographical extent of the law; The law of the European Union; The European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998; International Labour Organisation 1 The Provision of Occupational Health Services 1.1 The development of occupational health services; 1.2 The legal obligations of the employer; 1.3 Who pays?; 1.4 The Employment Medical Advisory Service and Appointed Doctors; 1.5 The occupational health physician; 1.6 The occupational health nurse; 1.7 The inter-disciplinary nature of occupational health; 1.8 The relationship between the occupational health service and the general practitioner 2 The Legal Status and Liability of the OH Professional 2.1 Servants and independent contractors; 2.2 Liability for criminal acts; 2.3 Liability for negligence; 2.4 Liability to the workers; 2.5 Duties under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; 2.6 Consent to medical treatment; 2.7 Liability to the employer; 2.8 Liability to the public; 2.9 Health care workers with blood-borne viruses; 2.10 Professional indemnity; 2.11 The conduct of research; 2.12 The rights of OH professionals 3 Medical Records and Confidentiality 3.1 The ownership of records; 3.2 How long should records be kept?; 3.3 The duty of confidence; 3.4 The consent of the patient; 3.5 Relationship with other health professionals; 3.6 Medical audit; 3.7 Disclosure of information to researchers; 3.8 Disclosure in the public interest; 3.9 Legal obligation to disclose information; 3.10 Legal obligation to reply to questions; 3.11 Legal professional privilege; 3.12 Pre-trial disclosure in civil proceedings; 3.13 Confidential information in the courts; 3.14 Expert witnesses; 3.15 The patient's right to know; 3.16 Computer records and data protection; 3.17 Information Commissioner's Employment Practices Data Protection Code: Information about Workers' Health; 3.18 Human Rights Act and Privacy; 3.19 Freedom of Information Act 2000; 3.20 The employer's confidence; 3.21 Official secrets; 3.22 Defamation 4 Pre-Employment Screening and Health Surveillance 4.1 The purpose of 'medical assessment'; 4.2 Pre-employment health screening; 4.3 Human Rights Act 1998; 4.4 Disability Discrimination Act 1995; 4.5 Sex Discrimination Acts 1975 and 1986; 4.6 Race Relations Act 1976; 4.7 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (under review); 4.8 Does the job applicant have to answer the employer's questions?; 4.9 Examination for entry to the pension scheme; 4.10 Surveillance of the existing workforce; 4.11 Levels of routine health surveillance; 4.12 Legal duty to provide health surveillance; 4.13 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations; 4.14 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 and ACOP; 4.15 Drugs and alcohol testing; 4.16 Genetic testing 5 Health and Safety at Work: Th