74 OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE The 14 chapters flow logically, using extensive illustra - The intended audience for this book are specialist occu- tions, figures, tables and boxes. The final chapter invokes pational health and safety practitioners and allied profes- a social justice approach to global health, by individual sionals. The lead authors (Frank van Dijk and Yohama action or motivations, organizational or at a political Caraballo-Arias) are professors of occupational health. economy level of world structures and order. The writing Their co-authors, also occupational physicians are Jos is clear and accessible with exhaustive, up-to-date, ref- Verbeek (associate professor of occupational health with erences. There are key questions and learning points in doi:10.1093/occmed/kqx170 expertise in research, systematic reviews and evidence- each chapter which summarize the vast amount of infor- based guidelines); Carel Hulshof (professor in occu- Dangerous Trades: The Historical, mation presented. pational medicine with expertise in evidence-based Social, and Legal Aspects of Industrial For occupational physicians, Chapter 9 highlights guidelines) and Paul Smits (specialist in teaching, evalu- Occupations as Affecting Health, by a the impact of globalization, trade and neoliberal eco- ation of medical education and evidence-based medicine). nomic policies on the organization of work, deregulation The purpose of the third edition of this book is to pro- Number of Experts of worker and environmental protections, occupational vide up-to-date guidance on tools and methods for locat- Edited by Thomas Oliver. John Murray, London, 1902. health and safety (OSH) for vulnerable groups such ing reliable sources of best scientific evidence to inform as women and children and the effects of precarious clinical practice or academic research. This edition will employment. The contribution of OSH is neglected in also be invaluable to students and specialist trainees on global health. diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate occupational This is a must read for those seeking to understand health and safety academic programmes. It is available in the structural factors, arrangements and rules gener- English and Spanish and is structured over three chap- ating poor health and inequities at home and across ters. The first chapter focuses on general advice on lit - the globe. erature searching. It covers a variety of topics including the five-stepped approach to evidence searching, types/ categories of questions posed when conducting occu- Rating pational health and safety literature searches, the PICO (patient, intervention, comparison, outcome) format for ★★★★ (Essential) precise question phrasing and the use of medical subject Peter Noone headings (MeSH terms) which permit literature searching at various levels of specificity. The second chapter intro - duces the reader to a variety of important sources where literature searches can be conducted within digital/online doi:10.1093/occmed/kqx162 databases. Additionally, information on systematic reviews and online resources for evidence-based guidelines are Occupational Safety and Health Online: provided. Access to high-quality web-based courses such How to Find Reliable Information as the occupational hygiene learning programme and links Frank van Dijk, Yohama Caraballo-Arias, Jos Verbeek, to useful reference websites such as Toxnet and Haz-Map Carel Hulshof and Paul Smits. Published by Learning and are also covered in chapter 2. The third chapter focuses Development Occupational Health (LDOH) foundation, 3rd on a toolkit for evidence-based occupational health and edition (English), 2016, Hilversum, The Netherlands. ISBN: safety practice. Contents in this chapter improve on that in 978-90-823790-1-3. Price: €10.00 (paperback); e-book free. the two previous editions of this book by including a valu- 180 pp. able list of common occupational health-related MeSH terms for PubMed, a glossary for occupational health and safety and guidance on acquiring proficiency in searching PubMed in 10 simple steps. Chapter 3 concludes by pro- Dangerous Trades is a monumental book. At nearly 900 viding links to websites of beneficial international occupa - pages, 220 being written by the editor and the rest by 37 tional health-related organizations. other contributing authors from a wide range of back- My overall opinion is that this is a carefully written, grounds, it breaks new ground. This is not just a medical comprehensive and up-to-date book on how to find reli - text, but a book that looks at the sociology, technology able occupational health and safety information online. and politics of the harm caused by work. It also provides The resources within it will save the busy clinician or a unique commentary on the then current initiatives to researcher valuable time when conducting literature reduce such harm. A 2004 facsimile reprint of Dangerous searches or evidence-based guideline enquiries relating Trades also includes an introduction by Stephen Bonner to the practice of occupational health and safety. and John Harrison, which places the book in its historical context . Although only 10 years had passed since Arlidge’s Rating book had been published, there had been immense ★ ★✩✩ (Reference only) Gordon Jackson-Koku Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/occmed/article-abstract/68/1/74/4866339 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 16 March 2018
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