Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Mark A. Friend
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781598889833
Release Date: 2018-07-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The seventh edition of this popular handbook provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the occupational safety and health field and the issues safety professionals face today, and does so in an accessible and engaging manner.

Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Mark A. Friend
Publisher: Bernan Press
ISBN: 9781598887242
Release Date: 2014-06-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The sixth edition of this popular handbook provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the occupational safety and health field and the issues safety professionals face today, and does so in an accessible and engaging manner.

Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Mark A. Friend
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 1605907073
Release Date: 2010-08-16
Genre: Business & Economics

The fifth edition of this popular handbook provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the occupational safety and health field and the issues safety professionals face today, and does so in an accessible and engaging manner. An excellent introductory reference for both students and professionals, Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health provides practical information regarding technology, management, and regulatory compliance issues, covering crucial topics like organizing, staffing, directing, and evaluating occupational safety programs and procedures. Author Mark Friend addresses all major occupational safety and health topics in this comprehensive volume, including safety-related laws and regulations, hazardous materials, workplace violence, the threat of terrorism, and OSHA's recordkeeping standard. This new edition has been updated to keep up with new regulations and statistics, and it includes a brand new chapter on transportation safety. Two chapters have also been completely rewritten to reflect current practice-those on Industrial Hygiene and Terrorism Preparedness. The volume includes a handy directory of resources such as safety and health associations, First Responder organizations, and state and federal agencies. This directory, together with the text, gives readers a wealth of occupational safety and health information right at their fingertips.

Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351979566
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Genre: Science

Most occupational safety and health books explain how to apply concepts, principles, elements, tools of prevention and develop interventions, and initiatives to mitigate occupational injuries, illnesses and deaths. This is not a how-to book. It is a book that addresses the philosophical basis for all of the varied components and elements needed to develop and manage a safety and health program. It is a book designed to answer the questions often posed as to why should we do it this way. It is the “Why” book and the intent is to provide a blueprint and a helpmate for the philosophical basis for occupational safety and health and the justification as an integral component of doing business.

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional

Author: Lon H. Ferguson
Publisher: Bernan Press
ISBN: 9781598887129
Release Date: 2015-04-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Fundamentals of Fire Protection for the Safety Professional takes an in-depth look at fire hazards in the workplace—from the substances required to do business to the building construction itself—and provides practical fire safety principles that can be applied in any work environment. Readers will learn how to develop emergency action plans and fire prevention plans, implement effective alarm and detection systems and fire extinguishment systems, and develop a comprehensive fire program management plan that is in compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Fire Protection Association standards.

Occupational Health and Safety Management

Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482231342
Release Date: 2015-06-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Reflecting changes in the current health and safety landscape, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach, Third Edition includes examples and tools to facilitate development and implementation of a safety and health management approach. This how-to book is not just an information providing text. It shows you how to write a program and identify hazards as well as involve workers and attain their cooperation. It emphasizes the need for better and more effective communication regarding safety and health. See What’s New in the Third Edition: Chapters on workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety/sustainability Additional coverage of flammable liquids and ventilation, accident reporting, and accident investigation New compliance requirements as well as expanded accident investigation, environmental, and risk analysis guidelines PowerPoint presentation slides for each chapter A complete and practical guide for the development and management of occupational safety and health programs in any industry setting, the book supplies a management blueprint that can be used for occupational safety and health in any organization, from the smallest to the largest, beginning to develop or wanting to improve its safety and health approach. It includes comprehensive guidelines for development of occupational health and safety programs to a variety of industries and is especially useful for start-up companies. The author takes a total management approach to the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by the use of common safety and health tools, the development of a safe workforce through communications, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. He addresses the tracking and acceptable risk from both safety and health hazards. He also discusses how to work with and within the OSHA compliance approach as well as how to deal with the OSHA regulations, workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety. As you understand and apply the guidelines in each chapter, you can put your company on the way toward building a successful and effective safety and health effort for its employers and employees.

Occupational Safety and Health Law Handbook

Author: Lopez
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 9781591919483
Release Date: 2007-12-24
Genre: Law

Need to know the fundamentals behind occupational safety and health law? This highly anticipated new edition of a popular handbook provides you with an authoritative and up-to-date reference that you'll quickly rely on for straightforward explanations. This comprehensive book provides managers, engineers, and professionals with reliable and practical guidance information from experienced attorneys. Using a minimum of legal jargon, the authors provide interpretations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act's key aspects, review regulations and standards governing employee protection, and offer advice for dealing with regulatory authorities. You'll discover how to keep your workplace safety-and-health programs in compliance, you'll better understand your legal responsibilities and rights, and you'll ensure compliance confidence in your workplace. This handbook covers all of the important legal aspects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act with clearly written explanations and insights covering such issues as the boundaries of OSHA regulations, general administrative law concepts, and OSHA's enforcement tactics. This new edition now also explains what the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is and why OSHA has taken steps to conform the Hazard Communication Standard to the requirements of the internationally developed GHS for Hazard Classification and Labeling. It provides "Practitioner's Tips," useful legal guidance given by experienced attorneys for complying with OSHA inspection regulations and enforcing employers' and employees' rights during inspections. It describes changes to the probable cause test under OSHA's "Warrant Requirement." It also covers the legal and practical consequences to a business not contesting OSHA citations, OSHA's use of "Monitoring Devices on Employees," and more.

Handbook of occupational safety and health

Author: Louis J. DiBerardinis
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: UOM:39015046909282
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Science

Workplace safety and health is serious business. In work environments where the safety and health of employees is a significant issue, a major leadership challenge is to instill shared, companywide values that establish the safety, health, and well-being of each individual as a paramount concern of the business. Now in its second edition, the Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health, originally edited by Lawrence Slote, remains an essential first source for quick, practical answers on this pivotal workplace issue. Concise chapters detail specific issues of biological, chemical, and physical hazards to workplace safety and health, and also address a broad spectrum of management concerns including training, workers' compensation, liability coverage, and regulatory matters. While adhering to the requirements set by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1971, the authors of this volume advocate a progressive approach that exceeds basic compliance with established regulations. Chapters emphasize not only worker protection through safe equipment and management supervision, but also the safety training of workers. Throughout, contributors stress the need to align safety and health concerns fully with a company's business objectives, offering insight into how these dual interests can be integrated. With many chapters structured in an accessible "how-to" format, even those professionals inexperienced in occupational safety issues can rapidly gain a practical knowledge of the particular concerns of their industry. For launching or updating a comprehensive workplace safety program, or for assistance with confronting specific problems when they occur, the Handbook is an ideal starting point for assessing risks and initiating proactive measures to prevent accidents in any industry. A new edition of the one-stop source for practical information on occupational safety and health. Now expanded by more than 50 percent, this Second Edition of the Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health, originally edited by Lawrence Slote, demonstrates how to control hazards to safety and health in many types of work environments-and how to deal with injuries when they do occur. It features 30 concise chapters that enable even those not formally trained in occupational safety to get up to speed quickly, plus more than 150 helpful illustrations that complement the text. With up-to-date contributions from occupational physicians, public health professionals, legal experts, and specialists in areas ranging from chemicals and radiation to noise exposure, this comprehensive Handbook presents a complete program of effective responses to a vast range of occupational safety and health problems. It includes: * An overview of the field and its recent advances, with a clear explanation of managerial roles and responsibilities for safety and health * Five sections on a variety of issues-safety evaluations, health assessment, control practices, physical hazards, and legal affairs-that make it simple to pinpoint information quickly * How-to advice-step-by-step guidance on how to conduct an accident investigation, maintain a quality medical surveillance program, and much more * Chapters on the prevention of specific hazards such as dermatoses, heat stress, radiation, respiratory illness,and infection * Includes updated material based on chapters from Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Fourth Edition

Applied Statistics in Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Christopher A. Janicak
Publisher: Bernan Press
ISBN: 9781598888898
Release Date: 2017-01-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Created for those who have little experience with statistics, or for those who need to keep a concise reference book on hand, this newly updated handbook provides an introductory guide to basic statistics and data analysis. Using step-by-step methods and both examples and applications common to safety professionals, including loss control consultants and occupational health nurses, this new edition makes understanding the "math" side of the job easier. Readers will learn how to apply appropriate statistical procedures to commonly encountered situations, how to perform each statistical test, how to executive inferential statistics for parametric and non-parametric procedures, and how to use descriptive statistical concepts to summarize data. The author ends each chapter with a chapter summary and review exercises. He also includes extensive illustrations, easy-to-read charts and tables, a glossary of statistical terms, a comprehensive index, solutions to sample problems, and five appendices containing statistical tables with their appropriate uses. This third edition provides new examples and numerous updates.

Occupational Safety and Health Law Handbook

Author:
Publisher: Government Inst
ISBN: 0865876401
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Health & Fitness

Need to know the fundamentals behind occupational safety and health law? This highly anticipated handbook provides you with an authoritative, one-volume reference that you'll quickly rely on for straightforward explanations. Based on the goals and framework of GI's bestselling Environmental Law Handbook, this comprehensive book provides managers, engineers, and professionals with reliable and practical guidance information from 18 experienced attorneys.

Workplace Safety and Health

Author: Thomas D. Schneid
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439874110
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Are the tried and true safety practices still effective in the changing workplace? Is there a better way of safeguarding employees from accidents and injuries? In short, why do you perform the safety activities that you do on a daily basis and do they produce the results necessary to keep your safety program and your company competitive in the global market? Answering these questions and more, Workplace Safety and Health: Assessing Current Practices and Promoting Change in the Profession analyzes the current practices and identifies emerging issues and challenges in the safety and health profession. We Need a Game Changer ... A New Way of Achieving a Safe and Healthful Workplace Safety pioneer and educator Thomas Schneid makes a strong case that mandatory compliance with OSHA regulations is only the first step in a safety program. And that, due to globalization and the current emphasis on sustainability, the requirements of the safety profession have changed. He explores new sources of information and guidance for addressing the new and emerging issues created by the current economic situation, globalization, and the changing workplace. He also identifies and analyzes emerging ethical issues within the safety and health profession, then suggests potential solutions. Schneid then examines the basic assumptions and challenges you to assess and evaluate your activities in search of a better and more effective way of achieving the results necessary to be competitive in today’s workplace. Taking a provocative look at the current issues facing the safety profession, he shows you how to view safety activities and actions from a different perspective and see the real impact they have on the lives of others. He gives you the tools you need to go beyond OSHA compliance and develop safety programs that will be effective in the global workplace and create and maintain a safe workplace that eliminates all injuries and illnesses.

The Basics of Occupational Safety

Author: David L. Goetsch
Publisher:
ISBN: 0134678710
Release Date: 2018-01-11
Genre: Industrial hygiene

For courses in industrial safety and industrial safety and health. Complete guide to basic workplace safety, across technical fields The Basics of Occupational Safety fills the need for a practical teaching resource introducing students to the basics of workplace safety. In his hallmark easy-to-read style, Goetsch examines the latest standards of OSHA, NIOSH, and other US regulatory bodies in the context of new and emerging industry trends. The text suits students in secondary and postsecondary technical programs who need one occupational safety course, such as students of manufacturing, welding, carpentry, and electronics. The 3rd edition is a major revision encompassing new and revised regulations and other updates of importance to students of occupational safety and health.