Physical Hazard Control: Preventing Injuries in the Workplace

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Government Institutes, Jul 16, 2011 - Business & Economics - 151 pages
People deal with physical hazards every day at the workplace, in their homes, on the roadways, and in many other areas. In any situation, people face potential hazards-often more than one hazard in each situation-and these hazards often lead to serious injury. But it is possible to mitigate the effects of many of these hazards, or even prevent them altogether. In Physical Hazard Control: Preventing Injuries in the Workplace, authors Frank R. Spellman and Revonna M. Bieber focus on controlling physical hazards at work to prevent injury, illness, and death. The book explains the proper controls for many types of physical hazards, including layout and building design, safeguarding of machinery, confined space entry, noise, radiation, ergonomics, electricity, thermal stressors, hand tools, woodworking, welding, machining, mobile equipment, materials handling, and workplace violence. Discussions of engineering controls, administrative controls (including safe work practices), and the use of personal protective equipment are supplemented with real-world examples and solutions. This book presents an up-to-date, practical guide focusing on a variety of physical hazards and controls. It is an informative text for students, a quick reference for safety professionals, a refresher for those preparing for certification, and a practical guide for those who need information on how to control physical hazards in their own places of work.
 

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Contents

Ch01 Physical Hazards and Controls
1
Ch02 Layout Construction and Maintenance of Facilities
8
Ch03 Safeguarding Lockouts and Tagouts
20
Ch04 Confined Spaces
28
Ch05 Noise
40
Ch06 Radiation
47
Ch07 Ergonomics
54
Ch08 Electrical Safety
59
Ch12 Metalworking Machinery
89
Ch13 Welding Operations
96
Ch14 Vehicular and Mobile Equipment Safety
101
Ch15 Retail Service and Warehouse Facilities
111
Ch16 Workplace Violence
127
Ch17 Safety Evaluations and Inspection Processes
134
References and Recommended Reading
143
Index
147

Ch09 Fire Safety and Thermal Stressors
66
Ch10 Hand and Portable Power Tools
78
Ch11 Woodworking
81
About the Authors
151
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Frank R. Spellman has been a practicing safety professional for over 35 years. He is the author or coauthor of more than 70 books, including Occupational Safety and Health Simplified for the Chemical Industry (2009) and The Handbook of Safety Engineering (2010).

Revonna M. Bieber works for the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in the field of industrial hygiene. She is the coauthor of Occupational Safety and Health Simplified for the Chemical Industry (2009).

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