Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

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

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. An excellent introductory reference for both students and professionals, Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health provides practical information on 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 revised and updated throughout to include new information on a variety of topics. Some of the highlights: • The Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals and related changes in terminology are addressed under Hazardous Materials • The chapter on Industrial Hygiene reflect the recent changes in the regulations regarding the Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals • The chapter on Transportation Safety has been significantly edited and streamlined to provide the reader with a better format that is easier to read and comprehend The book includes a handy directory of resources such as safety and health associations, First Responder organizations, and state and federal agencies. The latest edition of this go-to reference work reflects the legal and cultural climate of safety and health in an easily comprehensible and well-organized format, giving readers a wealth of occupational safety and health information right at their fingertips.

Occupational Safety and Health Law Handbook

Author: Melissa A. Bailey
Publisher: Bernan Press
ISBN: 9781598886795
Release Date: 2016-03-31
Genre: Law

Now in its third edition, this popular Handbook has been your go-to guide to the fundamentals of occupational safety and health law for over a decade. This new edition provides an authoritative and up-to-date reference that you count on for its reliable information and straightforward explanation. Each chapter is written by a highly respected attorney who is an expert in the field. Yet the book is written without legal jargon, in plain English that anyone can understand. In it, the authors provide interpretations of many facets of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, review regulations and standards governing employee protection, and offer advice for dealing with regulatory authorities. The Handbook covers all of the important legal aspects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act with clearly written explanations of such issues as the boundaries of OSHA regulations, general administrative law concepts, and OSHA's enforcement tactics. 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 explains the legal and practical consequences facing a business not contesting OSHA citations, OSHA's use of “Monitoring Devices on Employees,” and more. This new edition covers major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard, new enforcement initiatives, updated regulations in the construction industry, new emergency response procedures, and more.

Occupational Safety and Health Law Handbook

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.

Nanotechnology Safety

Author: Waseem S. Khan
Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
ISBN: 9780128083079
Release Date: 2013-06-12
Genre: Science

In this modern era, the science of safety mainly concerns all possible danger associated with the utilization of existing and/or developing technologies. Through development of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970, the U.S. Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthy working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and providing necessary training, outreach, education, and assistance. Occupational safety and health (OSH) primarily deals with cross-disciplinary areas for the safety, health, and welfare of workers. The goal of OSH programs is to foster a safer and healthier work environment for workers, engineers, students, and other participants. This chapter focuses on the fundamental aspects of safety, accidents and their occurrence and prevention, accident recordings, and social and economic implications of accidents. With the advancement of nanotechnology, the exposure to nanomaterials, as well as to the packaging, transportation, handling, storage, and consumption of these materials, poses higher risks and hazards to people engaged in this and related technologies. This chapter emphasizes the possible dangers of nanomaterials and their harmful effects on human health. The guidelines for working with nanomaterials are also summarized in detail.

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 provides safety managers with a guide for incorporating fire hazard awareness and protection into their safety management plans. Industrial fires pose one of the greatest threats to organizations in terms of financial, human, and property losses. Understanding fire safety basics, the physics of fire, and the properties and classes of common hazards is key to designing fire safety management programs that not only protect an organization's assets but also ensure the safe evacuation of all involved. 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. Each chapter includes a chapter summary and sample problems, making this an ideal training tool in the workplace or the classroom. Answers to chapter questions and a comprehensive glossary and index are provided at the end of the book.

Safety at Work

Author: John Channing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135078263
Release Date: 2013-11-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The leading book on the subject of occupational health & safety revised in line with recent UK legislation and practice. New to this edition is the foreword by Judith Hackitt CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive and a brand new chapter on the latest EU and international regulations and directives. Safety at Work is widely accepted as the most authoritative guide to health and safety in the workplace. Offering detailed coverage of the fundamentals and background in the field, this book is essential reading for health and safety professionals or small company owners. Students on occupational health and safety courses at diploma, bachelor and masters level, including the NEBOSH National Diploma, will find this book invaluable, providing students with the technical grounding required to succeed. Edited by an experienced and well-known health and safety professional with contributions from leading experts in research and practice.

Dental Infection Control Occupational Safety for Oral Health Professionals

Author: Dr. Anil Kohli
Publisher: Dental Council of India
Release Date: 2008-09-28
Genre: Medical

This book covers the fundamentals of Dental Infection Control and Occupational Safety for Oral Health Professionals and is an effort by the authors and the Dental Council of India in making information available to every single oral health professional around the world. This book is also the guidelines for the practicing dentists in India and is available for free download from the website of the Dental Council of India.

Implementing Safety Management Systems in Aviation

Author: Mr Carl D Halford
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409486695
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Transportation

In their first book, Safety Management Systems in Aviation, Stolzer, Halford, and Goglia provided a strong theoretical framework for SMS, along with a brief discourse on SMS implementation. This follow-up book provides a very brief overview of SMS and offers significant guidance and best practices on implementing SMS programs. Very specific guidance is provided by industry experts from government, industry, academia, and consulting, who share their invaluable insights from first-hand experience of all aspects of effective SMS programs.

Fundamentals of Health at Work

Author: C. Wilkinson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 020330165X
Release Date: 2001-02-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Fundamentals of Health at Work is an engaging re-assessment of workplace health, with particular emphasis on the neglected issues of the social context of the working environment and the impact on individuals of their workplaces. In looking at the historical context of the subject and at the concepts of health and illness, a selective series of thoughts emerge linking history, organizational development and health improvement. This text is comprehensive and unique in its multi-disciplinary analysis. It explores workplace health from its theoretical foundations and draws together the themes of occupational medicine, health and safety, workplace health development and occupational health.

Introduction to International Health and Safety at Work

Author: Phil Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136392474
Release Date: 2010-08-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This NEBOSH-endorsed textbook will introduce you to the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace, whether studying for a course or in need of more information on the subject as part of your job. Introduction to Health and Safety at Work is the definitive handbook to the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from NEBOSH, with each element of the syllabus explained in detail, and all relevant legislation summarized for quick reference. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning outcomes and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations, and a chapter of sample answers can be found at the end of the book. This book is also of great value to those studying for other health and safety courses, or as a handy reference for managers and directors dealing with day-to-day health and safety issues. It covers all the essential elements of health and safety management: the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards, and includes checklists, report forms and record sheets. In addition, useful topics outside the syllabus have been included, as well as a new chapter to cover other aspects of health and safety and related areas that many readers will find helpful on completion of their course, including environmental considerations and international issues.

Best Practices Guide

Author: U.S. Department of Labor
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1497377234
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Law

First aid is emergency care provided for injury or sudden illness before emergency medical treatment is available. The first-aid provider in the workplace is someone who is trained in the delivery of initial medical emergency procedures, using a limited amount of equipment to perform a primary assessment and intervention while awaiting arrival of emergency medical service (EMS) personnel. A workplace first-aid program is part of a comprehensive safety and health management system that includes the following four essential elements: 1) Management Leadership and Employee Involvement, 2) Worksite Analysis, 3) Hazard Prevention and Control, 4) Safety and Health Training. The purpose of this guide is to present a summary of the basic elements for a first-aid program at the workplace. Those elements include: a) Identifying and assessing the workplace risks that have potential to cause worker injury or illness; b) Designing and implementing a workplace first-aid program that: Aims to minimize the outcome of accidents or exposures, Complies with OSHA requirements relating to first aid, Includes sufficient quantities of appropriate and readily accessible first-aid supplies and first-aid equipment, such as bandages and automated external defibrillators, Assigns and trains first-aid providers who: receive first-aid training suitable to the specific workplace, receive periodic refresher courses on first-aid skills and knowledge; c) Instructing all workers about the first-aid program, including what workers should do if a coworker is injured or ill. Putting the policies and program in writing is recommended to implement this and other program elements d) Providing for scheduled evaluation and changing of the first-aid program to keep the program current and applicable to emerging risks in the workplace, including regular assessment of the adequacy of the first-aid training course. This guide also includes an outline of the essential elements of safe and effective first-aid training for the workplace as guidance to institutions teaching first-aid courses and to the consumers of these courses.

Applied Statistics in Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Christopher A. Janicak
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 0865871698
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

Applied Statistics in Occupational Safety and Health, second edition, provides occupational safety and health professionals with an introductory guide to basic statistics and data analysis. This book is written in an easy-to-understand format with step-by-step procedures to analyze data using a variety of statistical techniques. In this second edition new and updated examples are provided as well as additional statistical tests. Topics in this book include statistical procedures for analyzing means, descriptive statistical methods, correlations, regression, and non-parametric statistical tests. At the end of each chapter, the author has provided sample problems and solutions.