The second edition of the book, “Fundamentals of occupational health and wellness” is set to hit the stands this month.
The book, edited by Dr Omololu Odukunle, a consultant in occupational health and safety, was first published in 2007.
It contains contributions from various scholars on topics such as: occupational health and safety laws in Nigeria, practical guidelines and recommendations in health and safety, and occupational health and safety in the informal sector.
Reviewing the book, professor of Community Health and Primary Health Care, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Olumuyiwa Odusanya, said it was a good source of reference for teachers, students and stakeholders in the health and security fields.
“This book is a must read by occupational health practitioners, doctors including general and private medical practitioners, nurses, environmental health officers, occupational hygienists, safety officers, students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as top management staff and policy makers in both governments and industries”, he said.
Prof Odusanya also said the new chapters in the book would be invaluable in exposing employers of labour to adverse effects of workplace hazards.
“The inclusion of a chapter on the occupational health and safety in the Informal Sector is strength in the book, as many operators are not only ignorant of the adverse effects to health workplace hazards they are exposed to but they are likely to be more exposed to these same hazards when compared with the organized private sector workers (OPS).
“Reading the book would provide useful information on how to improve productivity of workers, reduce workplace accidents and thus produce healthy workers,” he said.
He recommended the book be placed in libraries of academic and non-academic institutions, like the workplace.
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