Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health (Google eBook)

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Government Institutes, Aug 16, 2010 - Business & Economics - 504 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Chapter 01 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
1
Chapter 02 Safety Legislation
27
Chapter 03 Workers Compensation and Recordkeeping
47
Chapter 04 SafetyRelated Business Laws
63
Theory and Application
77
Chapter 06 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
103
Chapter 07 Ergonomics and Safety Management
127
Chapter 08 Fire Prevention and Protection
159
Chapter 14 Terrorism Preparedness
303
Chapter 15 Hazardous Materials
319
Chapter 16 Construction Safety and the Multiemployer Worksite Doctrine
341
Chapter 17 Transportation Safety
363
Chapter 18 Introduction to Extreme Weather
389
Chapter 19 Required Written Programs
419
Chapter 20 Resources on Safety and Health
435
29 CFR 1910OSHA General Industry Standards Summary and Checklist
459

Chapter 09 System Safety
183
Chapter 10 Managing the Safety Function
213
The Human Element in Loss Prevention
231
Chapter 12 Improving Safety Performance with BehaviorBased Safety
251
Chapter 13 Workplace Violence
279
Anthropometric Data
511
Index
519
About the Authors
545
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About the author (2010)

Mark A. Friend is professor of Safety and Chair of the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. A Certified Safety Professional, Friend is an active consultant, expert witness, and speaker at regional, national, and international events. At the time of his death in 1999, James P. Kohn was associate professor of Industrial Technology at East Carolina University and president of OccuSafe Service Corporation. Dr. Kohn authored, co-authored, or edited seven books on safety and industrial hygiene topics.

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