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1st Edition

Global Occupational Safety and Health Management Handbook

Edited By

Thomas P. Fuller

ISBN 9781138626720
Published February 21, 2019 by CRC Press
357 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book was written with the belief that everyone globally has the right to a safe and healthy workplace. An 8-year old carrying bricks in the mid-day sun in Nepal, a pharmaceutical business executive on assignment in Bangladesh, or a mother polishing stone in her home in Tanzania; each has a fundamental right to a workplace free from risk of injury, illness, and death.

Global Occupational Safety and Health Management Handbook is a broad presentation and discussion of the issues and obstacles facing the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) profession today in providing safe workplaces globally. Readers can use this book to find resources to assist in the development of their programs and to become informed about the basic structures of international OSH development and governance. Readers can also rely on this book to become more aware of global OSH issues and problems that they may be personally or professionally willing and able to help address. Seasoned OSH professionals can expect to learn about new ways to look at complicated and controversial topics. Young professionals and students can read this book to better understand the important global OSH interrelationships and challenges of the future.


  • Serves as a one-stop resource for information on important international safety and health topics and issues
  • Provides detailed information about international OSH tripartite, nongovernmental, and professional organizations
  • Describes the various global OSH educational and professional development needs, and international approaches to expanding capacity and awareness of the profession
  • Discusses controversial international OSH working conditions and explains their global impacts

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Global Occupational Safety and Health. Chapter 2 Intergovernmental Occupational Safety and Health Organizations. Chapter 3 Nongovernmental International Occupational Safety and Health Professional Organizations. Chapter 4 Cultural Issues in International Occupational Safety and Health. Chapter 5 Risk Assessment・Global Perspectives. Chapter 6 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. Chapter 7 Benchmarking in International Safety and Health. Chapter 8 International Reporting of Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities. Chapter 9 Introduction to Global Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training. Chapter 10 Credentialing Occupational Hygiene. Chapter 11 Regional and National Occupational Safety and Health Profiles. Chapter 12 Global Issues and Aspects of the Disposal and Recycling of Electronics. Chapter 13 Global Burden and Aspects of Occupational Cancer. Chapter 14 Migrant Worker Occupational Safety and Health. Chapter 15 Child Labor. Chapter 16 Modern Slavery and Occupational Health. Chapter 17 Occupational Health and Informal Work. Chapter 18 Travel Safety and Security for the Global Worker.


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Dr. Thomas P. Fuller is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with over 35 years of experience in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, infection control, environmental management, and public health. He has experience in healthcare, nuclear power plants, labor organizations, biopharmaceutical labs, manufacturing, and universities. Dr. Fuller is a member since 2002, and a past Chair, of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Nonionizing Radiation Committee. He is also a member of the Health Care Working Group, Publications committee, and a founding member of the AIHA Pandemic Planning Team. He is also the AIHA Vice Chair of the International Affairs Committee and it’s Ambassador to France. Dr. Fuller is a Contributing Editor for the American Journal of Nursing, on the board of directors of Health Educators, Inc., and the Editorial Advisory Board of the National Safety Council. Dr. Fuller is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.