Safety and Health Handbook

ISBN-10: 0136742432

ISBN-13: 9780136742432

Edition: 2000

Authors: David L. Goetsch
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Description: For courses in Occupational Safety, The Basics of Safety, and Safety Management taken by management, engineering, or technology majors who are NOT preparing to become safety professionals. Unlike most textbooks on occupational safety and healthwhich address the needs of students who are preparing to become full-time safety professionalsthis book focuses on the needs of students in other fields that have an interest in, or partial responsibility, for safetye.g., managers, engineers, and technologists. Using a convenient handbook approach, it provides nineteen consistent chapters, each focusing on a major concern of occupational safety and health and how it affects productivity, quality, and competitiveness. (This is an abridged version of the author's comprehensive text Occupational Safety and Health , 3/e.)

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Book details

List price: $126.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/19/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 259
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Accident Costs
Costs of Accidents
Accidental Deaths in the United States
Accidents vs. Other Causes of Death
Work Accident Costs and Rates
Time Lost Because of Work Injuries
Deaths in Work Accidents
Work Injuries by Type of Accident
Parts of the Body Injured on the Job
Estimating the Cost of Accidents
All About OSHA
OSHA's Mission and Purpose
OSHAct Coverage
OSHA Standards
Record Keeping and Reporting
Keeping Employees Informed
Workplace Inspections
Citations and Penalties
The Appeals Process
Services Available from OSHA
Employer Rights and Responsibilities
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Keeping Up to Date on OSHA
OSHA's General Industry Standards
OSHA's Construction Standards
Workers' Compensation
Overview of Workers' Compensation
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Resolution of Workers' Compensation Disputes
Injuries and Workers' Compensation
Disabilities and Workers' Compensation
Monetary Benefits of Workers' Compensation
Medical Treatment and Rehabilitation
Administration and Case Management
Problems with Workers' Compensation
Spotting Workers' Compensation Fraud/Abuse
Cost Reduction Strategies
Ergonomics Hazards and Repetitive Strain Injuries
Ergonomics Defined
Factors Associated with Physical Stress
OSHA's Ergonomics Guidelines
Worksite Analysis Program for Ergonomics
Hazard Prevention and Control
Medical Management Program
Training and Education
Common Indicators of Problems
Identifying Specific Ergonomic Problems
VDTs and Ergonomics: Reducing Hazards
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Defined
Classifications of RSIs
Preventing RSI
Stress Hazards
Workplace Stress Defined
Sources of Workplace Stress
Human Reactions to Workplace Stress
Reducing Workplace Stress
Stress and Workers' Compensation
Mechanical Hazards and Machine Safeguarding
Common Mechanical Injuries
Safeguarding Defined
Requirements for All Safeguards
Point-of-Operation Guards
Point-of-Operation Devices
Feeding and Ejection Systems
Robot Safeguards
Lockout/Tagout Systems
General Precautions
Basic Program Content
Taking Corrective Action
Falling and Lifting Hazards with Eye, Head, and Foot Protection
Causes of Falls
Kinds of Falls
Walking and Slipping
Slip and Fall Prevention Programs
OSHA Fall Protection Standards
Ladder Safety
Impact and Acceleration Hazards
Lifting Hazards
Standing Hazards
Temperature and Pressure Hazards
Thermal Comfort
The Body's Response to Heat
Heat Stress and Its Prevention
Burns and Their Effects
Chemical Burns
Overview of Cold Hazards
Preventing Cold Stress
Pressure Hazards Defined
Sources of Pressure Hazards
Boilers and Pressure Hazards
High-Temperature Water Hazards
Hazards of Unfired Pressure Vessels
Hazards of High-Pressure Systems
Pressure Dangers to Humans
Measurement of Pressure Hazards
Reducing Pressure Hazards
Analyzing the Workplace
Electrical and Fire Hazards
Electrical Hazards Defined
Sources of Electrical Hazards
Electrical Hazards to Humans
Reducing Electrical Hazards
OSHA's Electrical Standards
Fire Hazards Defined
Sources of Fire Hazards
Fire Dangers to Humans
Reducing Fire Hazards
OSHA Fire Standards
Life Safety
Flame-Resistant Clothing
Toxic Substances and Confined Spaces
Toxic Substances Defined
Entry Points for Toxic Agents
Effects of Toxic Substances
Relationship of Doses and Responses
Airborne Contaminants
Effects of Airborne Toxics
Effects of Carcinogens
Asbestos Hazards
Confined Spaces Hazards
Threshold Limit Values
Exposure Thresholds
Prevention and Control
NIOSH Guidelines for Respirators
OSHA Chemical Process Standard
OSHA Confined Space Standard
OSHA Standards for Toxic and Hazardous Materials
Radiation Hazards
Ionizing Radiation: Terms and Concepts
Exposure of Employees to Radiation
Precautions and Personal Monitoring
Caution Signs and Labels
Evacuation Warning Signal
Instructing/Informing Personnel
Storage and Disposal of Radioactive Material
Notification of Incidents
Reports and Records of Overexposure
Nonionizing Radiation
OSHA Standards for Health and Environmental Controls
Noise and Vibration Hazards
Characteristics of Sound
Hazard Levels and Risks
Standards and Regulations
Workers' Compensation and Noise Hazards
Identifying and Assessing Hazardous Noise Conditions
Noise Control Strategies
Vibration Hazards
Automation and Technology Hazards
Impact of Automation on the Workplace
VDTs in Offices and Factories
Human/Robot Interaction
Safety and Health Problems Associated with Robots
Safety and Health in Office Automation
Technological Alienation in the Automated Workplace
Minimizing the Problems of Automation
Bloodborne Pathogens
Symptoms of AIDS
AIDS in the Workplace
Legal Concerns
AIDS Education
Protecting Employees from AIDS
Hepatitis B (HBV) in the Workplace
OSHA's Standard on Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
Environmental Safety and ISO 14000
Safety, Health, and the Environment
Legislation and Regulation
Hazardous Waste Reduction
ISO 14000 Introduced
What Is ISO?
Environmental Management System (EMS)
Rationale for the EMS Movement
ISO 14000 Series of Standards
Standards in the ISO 14000 Series
ISO 14001 Standard
Requirements of the ISO 14001 Standard
Violence in the Workplace
Occupational Safety and Workplace Violence: The Relationship
Size of the Problem
Legal Considerations
Risk Reduction Strategies
OSHA's Voluntary Guidelines
Conflict Resolution and Workplace Violence
Emergency Preparedness Plan
Emergency Preparation
Rationale for Emergency Preparation
Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act
Organization and Coordination
OSHA Standards
First Aid in Emergencies
How to Plan for Emergencies
Emergency Response
Dealing with the Psychological Trauma of Emergencies
Accident Investigation and Reporting
When to Investigate
What to Investigate
Who Should Investigate
Conducting the Investigation
Interviewing Witnesses
Reporting Accidents
Promoting Safety
Company Safety Policy
Safety Rules and Regulations
Employee Participation in Promoting Safety
Suggestion Programs
Visual Awareness
Safety Committees
Incentives
Competition
Teamwork Approach to Promoting Safety
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