Safety Engineering: Principles and Practices
Government Institutes, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 459 pages
In 1995, the National Safety Council estimated that workplace accidents cost the United States more than 75 billion dollars, killed 11,000 workers, and left more than 7 million others injured or ill, despite strict OSHA regulations. This new text examines how such accidents and fatalities happen and how to eliminate or reduce on-the-job hazards through preventive planning and safety engineering and management. Written for a wide range of readers, the text serves, ideally, as a textbook for engineering, safety engineering, and science courses, but it also serves as a ready reference handbook for practicing engineers, government officials, regulatory personnel, and attorneys who want an overview of safety engineering fundamentals and insights into the subtleties of this expanding discipline. In 35 chapters, the text presents a clear and thoughtful picture of this complex field and stresses the importance of engineering as both a part of the corrective process and a part of the design process.Topics covered include Engineering Concepts, Accident Investigation, Ergonomics, Confined Space Entry, Electrical Safety, Emergency Response, Fire Safety, HazCom, Office Safety, Hearing Conservation, PSM/RMP, Engineering Design and Controls, Recordkeeping, and Safety Inspections.
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