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By David Snashall, Dipti Patel

This ABC covers the entire significant components of occupational and environmental drugs which the non-specialist should want to find out about. It updates the cloth in ABC of labor similar issues and lots of the chapters were rewritten and extended. New info is equipped on a number of environmental concerns but the booklet keeps its sensible process, giving counsel at the prognosis and daily administration of the most occupational problems.

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Social assessment includes patients’ relationships with their families (who may reinforce the patient’s disability), and work problems related to the physical demands of the job, job satisfaction, compensation, and medicolegal issues. • Clinical Standards Advisory Group. Back pain. London: HMSO, Referral • When a patient with simple backache does not return to work within three months, specialist referral is required to provide a second opinion about the diagnosis, to arrange investigations, and to advise on management, reassurance, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, and pain management.

After five months’ absence for a “nervous breakdown,” he returned to a backlog of work, and the promised assistance did not materialise. After a second breakdown, he sued his employer. The Council was held not to be liable for his first breakdown as they were not aware that he was susceptible to stress. However, it was liable for the second breakdown. The risk was foreseeable and preventable, and there was a duty not to cause Mr Walker psychiatric injury. Damages were £175 000 However, successful actions for WRS are few and far between, and the burden of proof on the employee remains considerable.

The Crown Prosecution Service may then bring a case for manslaughter. However, prosecution is rarely successful. The difficulty is that a “company” is not an individual and therefore not capable of a crime of this nature. Manslaughter An unsuccessful case A total of 188 people died when the Herald of Free Enterprise capsized at Zeebrugge in 1987. The case against P&O showed failures within the management and with several individuals on the vessel. However, no single person was found sufficiently at fault for the charge to apply A successful case Peter Kite, the managing director of Oll Ltd, received a custodial sentence after four teenagers drowned during a canoeing trip in Lyme Bay in 1993.

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