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Basics of Occupational Safety, CourseSmart eTextbook

By David L. Goetsch

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 8, 2009

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For courses in Occupational Safety and Health.


The job of the modern safety and health professional is more challenging and more important than it has ever been, and The Basics of Occupational Safety, 1e provides 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

1    Safety and Health Movement: An Overview

2    Accidents and Their Effects

3    Theories of Accident Causation

4    Roles and Professional Certifications for Safety and Health Professionals

5    The OSH Act, Standards, and Liability

6    Workers’ Compensation

7    Accident Investigation and Reporting

8    Ergonomic Hazards: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs)

9    Stress and Safety

10    Mechanical Hazards and Machine Safeguarding

11    Falling, Impact, Acceleration, Lifting, and Vision Hazards

12    Hazards of Temperature Extremes

13    Pressure Hazards

14    Electrical Hazards

15    Fire Hazards and Life Safety

16   Industrial Hygiene and Confined Spaces

17    Radiation Hazards

18    Noise and Vibration Hazards

19    Computers, Automation, and Robots

20    Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace

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$63.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-502596-3