n Risk Management - Occupational health lessons from Rome : legal risk

Volume 2, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1817-6585


Extracted from text ... The great Roman engineer Vitruvius is an example to business, government and labour movements even today. He sternly lectured health officials on the critical need to position buildings and working sites so as to minimise the adverse effects of the inevitable disruption of nature. In his guide to civil engineering, titled 'On Architecture', there is an entire chapter on 'The Choice of Healthy Situations'. That was in the reign of the Emperor Augustus, about 100 BC. They did not have bio-tox test kits, laboratories to run samples or software for air and groundwater dispersion models. They did not need ..

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