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August/September 2008 (vol. 05/2)

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Planning for future risk

Highlights of the 2008 BOHS conference

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Occupational health and safety practitioners should be planning ahead for the future impact of changing risks: from obesity and the ageing workforce to nanotechnology and airborne dust control. John Ballard reports from the annual conference of the British Occupational Hygiene Society[1].

OCCUPATIONALhealth interest in obesity has largely been confined to issues of fitness for work and long- term health and disability. However, Dr Paul Schulte, director of the Education and Information Division at the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, maintains that there are complex relationships between obesity and occupational hazards and these should be investigated. Giving the…

Dr John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2008 (vol. 05/2) pp28-31

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