Accident Prevention and OSHA Compliance

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CRC Press, May 4, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
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Accident Prevention and OSHA Compliance contains all the information you need to reduce or avoid injuries, illnesses, fires, and equipment damage resulting from an accident. The book provides valuable insight into how OSHA conducts its inspections and how to avoid losses and increase profits by complying with OSHA regulations. By following the easy-to-understand techniques and guidelines, you can effectively train personnel on safety and health issues.
The book explains accident causes and describes unsafe acts and conditions. It offers suggestions about how to look for hazards and how to safety-check each step of a job. Guidelines are given for constructing a safety inspection list, conducting a job hazard analysis and how to revise it, organizing a safety committee, and reporting accidents to OSHA. It also includes steps that can be used to protect trade secrets.
Human factors and limitations, protective equipment and its proper usage, first aid and medical care, and much more are detailed. Record-keeping requirements are given and examples of direct and indirect costs of accidents are illustrated. The effects of drugs and alcohol and tips to recognize users are discussed. Helpful appendices contain numerous charts and tables, useful contacts, and valuable additional information. The book also includes various office and home hazards and injuries, and steps to follow to make both places safe.
Written by a professional with vast experience as an engineer, certified hazard control manager, professor of safety and health, and safety consultant, Accident Prevention and OSHA Compliance provides a single source covering the immense amount of information on this subject. The proven principles and practices found in this book cover every aspect of accident prevention and provide perfect solutions to profit-losing problems.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Accident Causes
9
Safety Inspections
15
Accident Investigation
19
Job Hazard Analysis
25
Safety Training
31
Fire Prevention
41
Hazard Communication
51
RecordKeeping and Reporting
87
Incentive Awards
95
First Aid and Medical Personnel
103
Drugs and Alcohol
113
Office Safety
121
OffTheJob Safety
127
Preventable Injuries
133
SelfEvaluation
145

Protective Equipment
63
System Safety
69
Emergency Response
75
Safety Committees
81
Useful Contacts
153
Useful OSHA Information
189
Glossary
279
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