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Concise Guide to Workplace Safety and Health
What You Need to Know, When You Need It

ISBN 9781439807323
Published January 5, 2011 by CRC Press
409 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Every organization must comply with occupational health and safety regulations. Yet it is frequently unclear which actually apply in a given real-life situation, plus the field is loaded with technical terminology and complicated regulations. Many managers, trainers, even safety and health professionals therefore find it hard to know how to comply, with exactly what.

Written to make this important discipline more understandable, Concise Guide to Workplace Safety and Health: What You Need to Know, When You Need It systematically addresses, for each of the 34 topics covered, core issues such as relevant regulations, required program elements, and definitions of key terms.

Organized for quick access to information, this handy reference book demystifies required documentation, training elements, medical requirements, recordkeeping, and more. Conveniently, the author uses the same 20-part format for every topic. For example, if you want to know only about the documentation required, you can immediately turn to a topic’s Section 9 (Written Documentation Required). If training requirements are the issue, simply go to a chapter’s Section 12 (Training Requirements). Also provided for each topic are links to quality background and training information, with sample forms and programs where available.

The guide covers safety and health topics of interest to a wide cross section of industries and businesses. The author’s relaxed, yet focused approach and consistent format allow efficient access to a broad range of occupational health and safety information. The topics covered include not only those that are currently regulated, but also emerging issues such as injury and illness prevention programs, and the rapidly growing field of nanotechnology.

Table of Contents

Bloodborne Pathogens
Combustible Dusts
Compressed Gases
Confined Spaces
Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, and Slings
Electrical Safety
Emergency Preparations (Exit Routes, Emergency Action, and Fire Prevention Plans)
Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Guarding Powered Hand, Table, and Fixed Machine Tools
Hazard Communication
Hearing Protection
Heat and Cold Stress
Hexavalent Chromium
Highway Worksite Safety
Indoor Air Quality and Indoor Environmental Quality
Injury and Illness Protection Program
Ionizing Radiation
Laboratory Safety and Health
Lockout/Blockout/Tagout (Control of Hazardous Energy)
Medical Services and First Aid
Office, School, and Retail Safety
Personal Protective Equipment
Pesticide Use
Powered Industrial Trucks
Process Safety Management
Respiratory Protection
Spray Finishing
Ventilation (Industrial)
Workplace Violence Prevention

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"…concise – just like is says in the title … approach is useful for people who know next-to-nothing about the safety and health field … definitely useful and it is accurate."
—William H. Weems, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA

"This is an excellent book for those persons and business and labor entities that need a concise grounding in the basics of workplace safety and health. The author has more than 30 years experience as a safety professional and industrial hygienist. … the author has covered a vast array of workplace settings and potential problem areas. … this book will surely be of great utility to safety and health professionals, especially to small to medium-size business owners/operators and labor leaders who may need basic information about how to meet safety and health requirements for their enterprises."
—Barry L. Johnson, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment