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Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers, Coursesmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By David L. Goetsch

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 2, 2014

Description

For all Occupational Safety, Safety and Health Management, and related courses in any safety management, engineering,

industrial/manufacturing technology, or other program, in universities, colleges, community colleges, and corporate training settings.

 

This comprehensive, extensively updated text covers all aspects of occupational safety and health in today’s global workplace. A major revision, Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers, 8e, presents new and revised regulations, emerging approaches and trends, updated statistics, and other new material of significant importance to students and practitioners in the field. Among the dozens of new topics covered: ROI for safety/health investments; Heinrich's theory; Worker's Compensation lawsuits; fall protection; hard hat ratings; PPE for cold work environments; indoor air quality investigations; fungal growth assessment; nanoscale materials; and noise reduction ratings. Clear, up-to-date, and logically sequenced, this text begins with historical perspective and overview, then covers laws and regulations; human elements; hazard assessment, prevention, and control; and key management issues. Each chapter contains case studies to promote classroom discussion; at least one safety fact or myth designed to engage students; and review questions to test mastery and promote critical thinking.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

This book will help technologists, engineers, and managers quickly master today's best practices for occupational safety and health. It provides: 

  • The most comprehensive coverage available, fully reflecting the field's latest trends: Thoroughly prepares students for current and future realities in the field of occupational safety and health
  • Supported with exceptional pedagogical features: Includes well-crafted chapter summaries, key terms and concepts, review questions, and many boxed features
  • Combines theory and principles in realistic settings: Focuses on the new challenges of occupational safety and health in global workplace environments, and the changing roles of safety/health professionals

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 (CTDs)

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. Bloodborne Pathogens and Bacterial Hazards 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. TSM: Total Safety Management in a Quality Management Setting

31. Establishing a Safety-First Corporate Culture

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$59.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-348423-6