Occupational Health Services: A Practical Approach
By Tee L Guidotti, John W. F. Cowell and Geoffrey G. Jamieson
First published in 1989, Occupational Health Services: A Practical Approach was written for those responsible for the management and delivery of occupational health services and has become something of a classic. Its five sections cover systems, delivery, administration, management and the medical aspects of occupational health services. Four appendices contain additional information, including an outline for a comprehensive audit.
"The standard is high. A lot of common sense has been gathered in this book. This useful and stimulating book will make many of us rethink attitudes and positions that have become established over the years."
"Lead author Tee Guidotti, one of the foremost authors and teachers in occupational medicine, brings a style and thoroughness which is outstanding. Detail and content are excellent throughout the work with a high degree of practicality in most sections."
Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J.
"This brief review does not do justice to this valuable text. Every occupational student, physician, government agency, union officer, attorney and employer must acquire a copy of Occupational Health Services: A Practical Approach. The appendices and tables in themselves are worth the cost of the book."
John Cowell MSC, MD, CCFP, CCBOM, FRCPC (Occ.Med.) has over thirty years as a health care professional and corporate executive. Dr. Cowell received his M.D. from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow in Occupational Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a certificant of both the College of Family Practice of Canada and the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine. He has been in private occupational medical practice providing clinical and administrative services to a wide variety of corporations both large and small in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. He has been the president of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine and the Occupational and Environmental Association of Canada and over the years has chaired and participated on many committees concerned with health care and occupational health and safety. He has served as the Chief Medical Officer of several large Canadian Corporations and was the VP Health Safety and Environment for the NOVA Corporation. He is the former President and CEO of the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board. Dr. Cowell led a major enterprise transformation at the Alberta WCB that resulted in major strategic overhaul of the administrative policies and practices and a $3 billion financial turnaround. Dr. Cowell has consulted extensively to private and public corporations, the insurance brokerage industry and governmental agencies. He has published widely including co-authoring a major textbook on the provision of Occupational Health Services. He is active in teaching occupational medicine and is often invited to make speeches and presentations on health-related time loss issues.
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