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Occupational health and safety management : a practical approach
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2nd ed.
Publication Information:
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2009
Physical Description:
xxiii, 511 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.


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Developed to provide safety and health students with an understanding of the how-tos of implementing an occupational safety and health initiative, the first edition of Occupational Health and Safety Management soon became a blueprint for occupational safety and health management for the smallest- to the largest-sized companies. Competently following in these oversized footsteps, the updated and expanded second edition continues to provide a comprehensive approach to the development and management of safety and health in the workplace.

See What's New in the Second Edition:

Coverage of behavior-based safety and financing health and safety Expanded attributes of accident reporting How to make better use of accident investigations Revised information regarding multi-employer worksites and outsourcing Additional sections on professionalism and ethics Violence section expanded to cover the topic of bullying

This book takes a total management approach to the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by the use of common safety and health tools, and the development of a safe workforce through communications and training. The author covers motivational techniques including behavior-based safety, involvement, and training, and addresses tracking and acceptable risk from both safety and health hazards. He provides the strong foundation students need to function as effective managers of workplace safety and health. Not just an informational text, this how-to book demonstrates how to write a program, identify hazards, involve workers and conduct their hazard hunting audits, and analyze job hazards using checklists, illustrations, diagrams, figures, photographs, and tables that clarify the content.

Table of Contents

In the Beginning: Introduction
Making a Commitment: Management's Commitment and Involvement
Being a Part: Workforce Involvement
Put it in Writing: A Written Safety and Health Program
Getting Safe Performance: Motivating Safety and Health
Getting Safe Actions: Behavior Base Safety
Search for the Culprits: Hazard Identification
Taking a Serious Look: Analyzing Hazards
Hurting: Occupational Injuries
Sick: Occupational Illnesses
Bent too Far: Ergonomics
Addressing Illnesses: Industrial Hygiene
Taking Action: Intervention, Controls and Prevention
Using the Tools: Accident Prevention Techniques
Who Knows What: Safety and Health Training
The Guiding Light: OSHA Compliance
The Golden Rules: OSHA Regulations
All Around: Workplace Environmental Issues
Keep Me Safe: Workplace Security and Violence
Let's Find a Way: Safety Communications
Everything Cost Money: Financing Safety and Health
All's Well That Ends Well: Summary