Author: Roger C. Jensen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118229576

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 5301

This book covers system safety methods related to occupational health and safety. It argues for anticipating hazards, risk reduction strategies for hazards processes, and making sure workers' tasks correspond to human capabilities. To this end, the text provides pro-active methods for identifying hazards, assessing risk, analyzing hazards, using tools from system safety, conducting post-incident investigations, considering human errors, applying risk reduction strategies, and managing process safety. While emphasizing methods suitable for all countries, it includes references to U.S. military and Department of Energy documents, as well as a discussion of fault-tree construction.
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Author: Danuta Koradecka

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439806852

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 662

View: 3670

Occupational safety and health — safe work in a safe environment. The challenge, of course, is how to make this happen and make it happen economically. A comprehensive study presenting the state of the art in the field, Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health provides a wide range of methods along with specific criteria for assessing hazard and exposure in the workplace environment. More importantly, it also offers ways to reduce these hazards. The book supplies a compendium of interdisciplinary knowledge that includes physical, chemical, and psychosocial risk factors in the working environment, highlighting issues in Occupational Safety and Health management. The book discusses the ergonomic principles of shaping products, workstands, and work processes, highlighting the significance of international requirements for competitiveness in world economy. It presents the scientific basis for each safety and health issue, followed by well-illustrated case studies to demonstrate the concepts and theories and their application in real-world situations. Based on the results of international research, the book covers: Psychological capabilities of humans in the working environment Basic risk factors in the working environment Law-based protection of labor The effects of hazards in work processes Basic directions in shaping conditions of occupational safety and ergonomics Developed by a team of renowned contributors, the book includes strategies for creating safe working conditions, accurately assessing hazards posed by harmful environmental factors, and preventing occupational accidents and diseases. Meticulously designed to be user-friendly, it provides the tools to create a safety culture beginning at the enterprise level through to the individual employee.
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Health and Safety Hazards

Author: Sharon Clarke,Cary L. Cooper

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415297103

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

View: 3115

Working in a stressful environment not only increases the risk of physical illness or distress, but also increases the likelihood of workplace accidents. While legislation provides some guidelines for risk assessment of physical hazards, there remains limited guidance on the risks of psychosocial hazards, such as occupational stress. This book takes the risk management approach to stress evaluation in the workplace, offering practical guidelines for the audit, assessment and mitigation of workplace stressors. Based on research and case studies, this book provides a comprehensive source of theoretical and practical information for students and practitioners alike. It includes chapters on: * environmental stress factors * psychological stress factors * work-related accidents * job stress evaluation methods With its up-to-date approach to a fascinating area of study, this is key reading for all students of organizational psychology and those responsible for workplace safety.
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Author: James S. Angle

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284035913

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 6691

Designed for use within courses based on the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services model curriculum, Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the many components of occupational safety and health for the emergency services. This textbook provides a historical look at industrial safety and health and how history has impacted the emergency services by providing a safer work environment that reduces first responder deaths and injuries.
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Author: Jeanne Mager Stellman

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9789221092032

Category: Reference

Page: 504

View: 4218

Developed through an extensive process of consultation with leading professionals and health and safety institutions worldwide, the new, expanded, and long-awaited Fourth Edition of this well-respected reference provides comprehensive, timely, and accurate coverage of occupational health and safety. Aimed at the specialist and non-specialist alike, such as lawyers, doctors, nurses, engineers, toxicologists, regulators, and other safety professionals, this compendium is organized and designed to provide the most critical information in an easy-to-read format. It uses more than 1,000 illustrations, a new attractive layout, and provides thousands of cited references that provide up-to-date literature reviews. Indexes by subject, chemical name, and author make navigating through information quick and easy.The CD-ROM version includes the same information as the print volumes, plus the benefit of a powerful search and retrieval engine to make searching for information as easy as a mouse click.Here's a sampling of what's covered in each volume and the CD-ROM:Volume 1: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approachesVolume 2: Psychological and organizational factors, hazards, the environment, accidents, and safetyVolume 3: Chemicals, industries and occupationsVolume 4: Index by subject, chemical name, author, cross-reference guide, directory of contributors.
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Author: Pedro Arezes,Paulo Carvalho

Publisher: AHFE Conference

ISBN: 1495121003


Page: 374

View: 4101

The discipline of Safety Management and Human Factors is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. Injury prevention is a common thread throughout every workplace, yet keeping employee safety and health knowledge current is a continual challenge for all employers. This books offers a platform to showcase research and for the exchange of information in safety management and human factors. Mastering Safety Management and Human Factors concepts is fundamental to the creation of products and systems that people are able to use, avoidance of stresses, and minimization of the risk for accidents.
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Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788135597


Page: 190

View: 9166

Consists of full-text or abstracted copies of selected National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) documents on asbestos. They include NIOSH publications and testimony that summarize both NIOSH research on the health hazards of asbestos and NIOSH recommendations on workplace exposure to asbestos. Also contains a complete list of NIOSH documents on asbestos. The citations are arranged alphabetically by document title or author within one of the following 6 categories: numbered publications, testimony, journal articles and conference proceedings, contract reports, grant reports, and miscellaneous reports.
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Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement: Kosten und Nutzen

Author: Bernhard Badura,Helmut Schröder,Christian Vetter

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540692134

Category: Medical

Page: 492

View: 4634

Der Fehlzeiten-Report des Wissenschaftlichen Instituts der AOK (WIdO) und der Universität Bielefeld liefert jährlich umfassende Daten und Analysen über die Krankenstandsentwicklung in der deutschen Wirtschaft inklusive aktueller Befunde, Bewertungen, Gründe und Muster von Fehlzeiten.
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Author: Fred A. Manuele

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118574761

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

View: 1227

Explains how to implement the best safety practices and whythey work Reviews from the Third Edition "An excellent piece of work." —Safety Health Practitioner (SHP) "This is a book to be read now for its educational value andalso to be kept on the shelf for easy future reference." —Chemistry International "A useful fountain of knowledge." —Quality World The Fourth Edition of On the Practice of Safetymakes it possible for readers to master all the core subjects andpractices that today's safety professionals need to know in orderto provide optimal protection for their organizations' property andpersonnel. Like the previous editions, each chapter is aself-contained unit, making it easy for readers to focus on selecttopics of interest. Thoroughly revised and updated, this Fourth Editionreflects the latest research and safety practice standards. Forexample, author Fred Manuele has revised the design chapters toreflect the recently adopted American National Standard onPrevention through Design. In addition, readers will find newchapters dedicated to: Management of change and pre-job planning Indirect-to-direct accident cost ratios Leading and lagging indicators Opportunities for safety professionals to apply leanconcepts Role of safety professionals in implementingsustainability Financial management concepts and practices that safetyprofessionals should know Many chapters are highly thought-provoking, questioninglong-accepted concepts in the interest of advancing and improvingthe professional practice of safety. Acclaimed by both students and instructors, On the Practiceof Safety is a core textbook for both undergraduate andgraduate degree programs in safety. Safety professionals shouldalso refer to the text in order to update and improve their safetyskills and knowledge.
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Sampling and Analysis

Author: Kevin Ashley

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 0803134991

Category: Beryllium

Page: 109

View: 4180

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Author: Bilal M. Ayyub

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203497694

Category: Mathematics

Page: 600

View: 4015

More than any other book available, Risk Analysis in Engineering and Economics introduces the fundamental concepts, techniques, and applications of the subject in a style tailored to meet the needs of students and practitioners of engineering, science, economics, and finance. Drawing on his extensive experience in uncertainty and risk modeling and analysis, the author leads readers from the fundamental concepts through the theory, applications, and data requirements, sources, and collection. He emphasizes the practical use of the methods presented and carefully examines the limitations, advantages, and disadvantages of each. Case studies that incorporate the techniques discussed offer a practical perspective that helps readers clearly identify and solve problems encountered in practice. If you deal with decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, this book is required reading. The presentation includes more than 300 tables and figures, more than 100 examples, many case studies, and a wealth of end-of-chapter problems. Unlike the classical books on reliability and risk assessment, this book helps you relate underlying concepts to everyday applications and better prepares you to understand and use the methods of risk analysis.
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Methodological and Ethical Problems with Evaluating Societal Hazards

Author: Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400952414

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 236

View: 405

Much of the work in this volume was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant SES82-05112 from the Program in History and Philosophy of Science and the Division of Policy Research and Analysis. (Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. ) Several of these essays were written because of the impetus afforded by speaking invitations. An earlier version of Chapter 3 was presented in Berkeley in January 1983 at a Principal Investi gators' Conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Division of Policy Research and Analysis, Technology Assessment and Risk Assessment Group. In May 1982, an earlier version of Chapter 5 was presented at the meeting of the Society for Philos ophy and Technology, held in conjunction with the American Philosophical Association meeting, Western Division, in Columbus, Ohio. Finally, earlier versions of Chapter 6 were presented in Boston in December 1981 at the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science, as well as at the University of Delaware in January 1982 and at the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association held in Philadelphia in October 1982. An earlier version of this same chapter was published in Philosophy of Science Association 82, volume 1, ed. T. Nickles, Philosophy of Science Association, East Lansing, Michigan, 1982. A number of people have helped to make this book better than it might have been.
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Author: Laird Wilson,Doug McCutcheon,Marilyn Buchanan,University of Alberta. Faculty of Engineering. Industrial Safety & Loss Management Program

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780888643940

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 171

View: 9154

The industrial workplace can be safe and healthy for workers and for the public. It can also be an environmentally sound and reliable operation, resulting in less damage to assets and balancing people, environment, assets, and production. Wilson and McCutcheon offer an integrated approach to risk management and explain the elements of practice required to manage health, safety, and environmental risk effectively.
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The Failed Promise of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Author: Thomas O. McGarity,Sidney A. Shapiro

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 5981

Examines shortcomings and proposes improvements in OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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Implementation, Effectiveness, and Benefit-cost Trade-offs

Author: Tom LaTourrette,John M. Mendeloff

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833045571

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 31

View: 1190

In 1998, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began developing a standard that would have required all workplaces to establish a safety and health program. By 1999, it had abandoned its rulemaking process, partly due to intense criticism of the proposed standard. This report assesses the standard and studies of its potential effects, concluding with recommendations should federal or state authorities revisit the initiative.
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