Introduction to International Health and Safety at Work: The Handbook for the NEBOSH International General Certificate

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Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 572 pages
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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.

. Over 60 new diagrams and photographs in full colour
. Fully restructured in line with new 2010 NEBOSH syllabus
. A summary of Lord Young's 2010 report Common Sense - Common Safety
. Particular regard given to changes in legislation relating to the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations, the Control of Artificial Radiation at Work Regulations, Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (CHIP4), and the European Classification: Packaging and labelling regulations
. A chapter with guidance on searching the internet, with a range of significant occupational health and safety websites, and dozens of internet references throughout the book
. A sample practical application based on the new scope and format of the revised Practical Application NGC3

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About the author (2010)

Phil Hughes MBE, MSc, CFIOSH, is a former Chairman of NEBOSH (1995-2001), former President of IOSH (1990-1991) and runs his own consultancy. He received an MBE for services to health and safety and as a director of RoSPA, in the New Year's Honours List 2005.
Ed. Ferrett PhD, BSc (Hons Eng), CEng, MIMechE, MIET, CMIOSH, is a former Vice Chairman of NEBOSH (1999-2008) and a lecturer on NEBOSH courses at Comwall Business School of Comwall College. He is a Chartered Engineer and a health and safety consultant.

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