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Accident Prevention and OSHA Compliance

1st Edition

By Patrick A. Michaud

CRC Press

320 pages

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Hardback: 9781566701501
pub: 1995-05-04
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Accident Prevention and OSHA Compliance contains all the information you need to reduce or avoid injuries, illnesses, fires, and equipment damage resulting from an accident. The book provides valuable insight into how OSHA conducts its inspections and how to avoid losses and increase profits by complying with OSHA regulations. By following the easy-to-understand techniques and guidelines, you can effectively train personnel on safety and health issues.

The book explains accident causes and describes unsafe acts and conditions. It offers suggestions about how to look for hazards and how to safety-check each step of a job. Guidelines are given for constructing a safety inspection list, conducting a job hazard analysis and how to revise it, organizing a safety committee, and reporting accidents to OSHA. It also includes steps that can be used to protect trade secrets.

Human factors and limitations, protective equipment and its proper usage, first aid and medical care, and much more are detailed. Record-keeping requirements are given and examples of direct and indirect costs of accidents are illustrated. The effects of drugs and alcohol and tips to recognize users are discussed. Helpful appendices contain numerous charts and tables, useful contacts, and valuable additional information. The book also includes various office and home hazards and injuries, and steps to follow to make both places safe.

Written by a professional with vast experience as an engineer, certified hazard control manager, professor of safety and health, and safety consultant, Accident Prevention and OSHA Compliance provides a single source covering the immense amount of information on this subject. The proven principles and practices found in this book cover every aspect of accident prevention and provide perfect solutions to profit-losing problems.

Table of Contents


Accident Prevention

Accident Causes

Safety Inspections

Accident Investigation

Job Hazard Analysis

Safety Training

Human Factors

Fire Prevention

Occupational Health

Hazard Communication

Respiratory Protection

Protective Equipment

System Safety

Emergency Response

Safety Committees

Record-Keeping and Reporting

Accident Cost

Incentive Awards

Enforcing Safety

First Aid and Medical Personnel


Drugs and Alcohol

Office Safety

Off-The-Job Safety

Preventable Injuries

Tragic Accidents



Useful Contacts

Useful Information

Useful OSHA Information



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety