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Risk assessment for chemical and physical agents: how does occupational epidemiology contribute? 

Risk assessment for chemical and physical agents: how does occupational epidemiology contribute?
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Risk assessment for chemical and physical agents: how does occupational epidemiology contribute?
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David Coggon

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10.1093/med/9780199683901.003.0019
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date: 29 March 2020

One of the major applications of occupational epidemiology lies in the assessment and management of health risks from chemical and physical agents, both in the workplace and in the wider environment. This chapter outlines the terminology and methods of formal risk assessment and management for chemical and physical agents, and describes the contribution of occupational epidemiology, explaining how it integrates with input from other scientific disciplines. Strengths and limitations of epidemiology as a tool for risk assessment are highlighted. Examples are given of ways in which occupational epidemiology has been used successfully in hazard identification and confirmation, hazard characterization, characterization of risk, identifying possible approaches to the management of risks, and checking the effectiveness of risk management.

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