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Developing a Safety and Health Program

2nd Edition

By Daniel E. Della-Giustina

CRC Press

158 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

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Reflecting changes in the field during the ten years since the publication of the first edition, Developing a Safety and Health Program, Second Edition examines the elements of a safety and health program and delineates how to incorporate them into an organization’s safety efforts. It begins by defining safety policy and providing an overview of OSHA and other regulatory agencies. It covers hazard communication safety training and describes how to write material safety data sheets, how to maintain a good fire loss control program, and procedures for developing an emergency response plan.

The Second Edition includes:

  • Changes all companies must make to be proactive in their security in the wake of 9/11 and the creation of the department of homeland security
  • Additional coverage of labels, signs, and placards; the national incident management system; and homeland security
  • Updated information on safety, hazardous materials management, and accident investigation
  • New information on fire loss control programs, emergency response plans, and personal protective equipment
  • Changes in regulations and standards within the safety, health, and environmental management industry
  • Discussion of how advanced management concepts such as participated management can improve preventative programs and decrease the risk of cumulative trauma disorders

The book discusses how to reduce equipment-related injuries through more advanced lockout/tagout procedures and safety checklists to ensure that everything is covered. The author addresses the special considerations important in planning for disasters and terrorist attacks. He provides the basic knowledge of OSHA, NFPA, and other regulations needed to assist and define what an enterprise must have when developing a program with the different elements of safety. Each chapter contains questions to test comprehension of the material.

An ongoing safety and health program can assist a plant in preventing huge losses, including physical damage and loss of productivity. The pressure to effect these changes has increased in light of the current emphasis on risk management and OHSA’s willingness to penalize various enterprises for safety violations. Unlike other books on this topic, this one goes into the nitty gritty details, with thorough explanations of how to implement a program and the key components needed whether updating an existing program or constructing a new one.

Reviews

"… a good piece of work by the author. Dealing with a subject that could be relatively difficult to communicate to non-experts, it presents the matters discussed in the most simple terms using a very suitable format. I would recommend it to students, academics and practitioners alike."

—David Oloke, University of Wolverhampton

Table of Contents

Introduction

Safety Policy

Introduction to OSHA

Review Questions

Bibliography

Hazard Communication and Hazardous Materials Handling

Introduction

Definitions

Responsibilities/Procedures

Hazardous Materials Handling

CHEMTREC

Review Questions

True or False

Bibliography

Job Safety Programs

Introduction

Definitions

Responsibilities/Procedures

Job Safety Training and Knowledge Reviews

Work Observations

Review Questions

True or False

Bibliography

Accident and Incident Investigation

Introduction

The Accident Investigative Plan

Accident Investigation Follow-Up

Review Questions

True or False

Bibliography

Safety Committees

Introduction

Responsibilities/Procedures

Reporting Unsafe Conditions

Review Questions

True or False

Bibliography

Fire Loss Control Programs

Introduction

Responsibilities and Procedures

Review Questions

True or False

References

Emergency Management and Preparedness

Introduction

Responsibilities/Procedures

Developing an Emergency Response Plan

Review Questions

True or False

References

Logout/Tagout

Introduction

Definitions

Responsibilities/Procedures

Types of Lockout

Fixed Electrical Equipment and Circuits: Working on or Near Exposed De-energized Parts

Application

Application of Locks and Tags

Reenergizing Equipment

Training and Certification

Review Questions

References

Bibliography

Confined Space Entry

Introduction

Responsibilities/Procedures

Permit

Entry Procedure for Permit-Required Confined Spaces

Review Questions

True or False

Bibliography

Personal Protective Equipment

Introduction

Responsibilities/Procedures

General Requirements

Eye and Face Protection

Ear Protection

Respiratory Protection

Torso Protection

Hand and Arm Protection

Foot and Leg Protection

Training and Recordkeeping

Review Questions

True or False

Bibliography

Noise and Ventilation

Introduction

Responsibilities/Procedures

Responsibilities

Procedures

Occupational Noise

Review Questions

True or False

References

Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

Introduction

Definitions

Responsibilities/Procedures

Procedures

Exposure Control Plan

Hepatitis B Vaccination and Post-Exposure Evaluation and Follow-up

Review Questions

True or False

Resources

Appendix A: Welding

Appendix B: Material Handling and General Housekeeping

Appendix C: Transportation Safety

Appendix D: Overhead Hoist and Slings

Appendix E: Machine Guarding and Portable Tools

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW034000
LAW / Environmental
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety