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Basics of Occupational Safety,9780135026137

Basics of Occupational Safety

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9780135026137

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Pub. Date:
1/12/2009
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

The job of the modern safety and health professional is more challenging and more important than it has ever been, andThe Basics of Occupational Safety, 1eprovides an up-to-date, practical teaching resource that focuses on the basic safety-related needs of people in the workplace. It is intended for use in universities, colleges, community colleges, and corporate training settings that offer programs, courses, workshops, and seminars in occupational safety and health. Educators and students in such disciplines as industrial technology, manufacturing technology, industrial engineering, safety engineering, engineering technology, occupational safety, management, and supervision will find this book both valuable and easy to use. The direct, straightforward presentation of material focuses on making the theories and principles of occupational safety and health practical and useful in a real-world setting. Up-to-date research has been integrated throughout in a down-to-earth manner.

Table of Contents

Safety and Health Movement: An Overview
Accidents and Their Effects
Theories of Accident Causation
Roles and Professional Certifications for Safety and Health Professionals
The OSH Act, Standards, and Liability
Workersrsquo; Compensation
Accident Investigation and Reporting
Ergonomic Hazards: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs)
Stress and Safety
Mechanical Hazards and Machine Safeguarding
Falling, Impact, Acceleration, Lifting, and Vision Hazards
Hazards of Temperature Extremes
Pressure Hazards
Electrical Hazards
Fire Hazards and Life Safety
Industrial Hygiene and Confined Spaces
Radiation Hazards
Noise and Vibration Hazards
Computers, Automation, and Robots
Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace
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