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.

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.

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.

The Work Environment

Author: Doan J. Hansen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0873713923
Release Date: 1992-12-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Work Environment, Volume II: Healthcare, Laboratories & Biosafety focuses on contemporary issues and the potential occupational hazards facing healthcare and scientific professions today. The book covers important topics such as the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and how to comply, the resurgence of tuberculosis and how to protect against it, good work practices in any laboratory (including biosafety concepts, levels, and controls), how to respond to spills in the laboratory, medical waste disposal, and how to comply with the Laboratory Safety Standard. Occupational health hazards in the dental office are addressed, including chemical, biological, radiological, and ergonomic hazards. The book also discusses ventilation as a control tool in the laboratory and presents practical and design examples.

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 Industrial Ergonomics

Author: Babur Mustafa Pulat
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 0881339490
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The author skillfully links the theory & practice of ergonomics in industrial environments, using case studies taken from the workplace. The revised second edition offers an expanded chapter on physical ergonomics, updated statistics for cumulative trauma disorders, & a revised NIOSH lifting equation.

Introduction to International Health and Safety at Work

Author: Phil Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136392481
Release Date: 2010-08-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This text has been written for the fast growing NEBOSH international certificate in health and safety taken by around 6,000 students worldwide. Matched to the new 2011 syllabus and written in simple English, the coursebook provide students with all they need to tackle the course with confidence.

The OSHA Answer Book

Author: Mark Moran
ISBN: 1890966320
Release Date: 2016-01-01

Now in its thirteenth edition, this popular handbook has been your go-to -guide to the fundamentals of occupational safety and health information 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.This bestselling book is the bible in the safety industry. It has sold over 250,000 copies and is now in its 13th edition, and the need for simple explanations of OSHA regulations is no less today than it was 46 year ago, when the OSH Act was created by Congress. This book is written in plain, easy to understand language, and covers most everything a business person would need to know in order to comply with the OSHA regulations covering 29 CFR 1910 General Industry.