Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-11
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Known for its comprehensive coverage, this text covers all aspects of occupational safety and health in todayrs"s global workplace. Appropriate for safety management, engineering and technology programs, the book follows a logical sequence that provides a historical perspective and overview, covers the laws and regulations, discusses the human element, examines hazard assessment, prevention, and control, and covers management of safety and health. This edition features updated OSHA standards and contemporary topics such as safety culture, safetyrs"s role in global competitiveness, workplace violence, natural disasters and terrorism.

Author Biography

David L. Goetsch is Vice President of Northwest Florida Sate College and professor of safety, quality, and environmental management. He also administers the state of Florida’s Center for Manufacturing Competitiveness that is located on this campus. In addition, Dr. Goetsch is president and CEO of the Institute for Organizational Excellence (IOE), a private consulting firm dedicated to the continual improvement of organizational competitiveness, safety, and quality. Dr. Goetsch is cofounder of The Quality Institute, a partnership of the University of West Florida, Northwest Florida State College, and the Okaloosa Economic Development Council

Table of Contents

Part 1   Historical Perspective and Overview

1. Safety and Health Movement, Then and Now

2. Accidents and Their Effects

3. Theories of Accident Causation

4. Roles and Professional Certifications for Safety and Health Professionals

5. Safety, Health, and Competition in the Global Marketplace   

Part 2 Laws and Regulations

6. The OSH Act, Standards, and Liability

7. Workers’ Compensation

8. Accident Investigation and Reporting 

9. Product Safety and Liability

Part 3   The Human Element

10. Ergonomic Hazards: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and Cumulative Trauma Disorders

11. Stress and Safety

12. Safety and Health Training

13. Violence in the Workplace  

Part 4   Hazard Assessment, Prevention, and Control   

14. Mechanical Hazards and Machine Safeguarding

15. Falling, Impact, Acceleration, Lifting, and Vision Hazards   

16. Hazards of Temperature Extremes

17. Pressure Hazards

18. Electrical Hazards

19. Fire Hazards and Life Safety

20. Industrial Hygiene and Confined Spaces 

21. Radiation Hazards 

22. Noise and Vibration Hazards

23. Computers, Automation, and Robots

24. Blood borne Pathogens in the Workplace

Part 5   Management of Safety and Health

25. Preparing for Emergencies and Terrorism

26.Ethics and Safety

27.Hazard Analysis Prevention and Safety Management

28. Promoting Safety

29.Environmental Safety and ISO 14000 (Environmental Management)

30.Total Safety Management in a Quality Management Setting

31. Establishing a Safety-Friendly Corporate Culture  


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