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Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health

1st Edition

Edited by Danuta Koradecka

CRC Press

662 pages | 190 B/W Illus.

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Occupational safety and health — safe work in a safe environment. The challenge, of course, is how to make this happen and make it happen economically. A comprehensive study presenting the state of the art in the field, Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health provides a wide range of methods along with specific criteria for assessing hazard and exposure in the workplace environment. More importantly, it also offers ways to reduce these hazards. The book supplies a compendium of interdisciplinary knowledge that includes physical, chemical, and psychosocial risk factors in the working environment, highlighting issues in Occupational Safety and Health management.

The book discusses the ergonomic principles of shaping products, workstands, and work processes, highlighting the significance of international requirements for competitiveness in world economy. It presents the scientific basis for each safety and health issue, followed by well-illustrated case studies to demonstrate the concepts and theories and their application in real-world situations. Based on the results of international research, the book covers:

  • Psychological capabilities of humans in the working environment
  • Basic risk factors in the working environment
  • Law-based protection of labor
  • The effects of hazards in work processes
  • Basic directions in shaping conditions of occupational safety and ergonomics

Developed by a team of renowned contributors, the book includes strategies for creating safe working conditions, accurately assessing hazards posed by harmful environmental factors, and preventing occupational accidents and diseases. Meticulously designed to be user-friendly, it provides the tools to create a safety culture beginning at the enterprise level through to the individual employee.

Table of Contents

Legal Labour Protection

Legal Labour Protection, B. Krzyśków

Psychophysical Capabilities of Humans in the Working Environment

The Physiology of Work, J. Bugajska

Selected Issues of Occupational Biomechanics, D. Roman-Liu

Psychosocial Risk in the Workplace and Its Reduction, M. Widerszal-Bazyl

The Physiology of Stress, M. Konarska

Basic Hazards in the Work Environment

Harmful Chemical Agents in the Work Environment, M. Pośniak and J. Skowroń

Dusts, E. Jankowska

Vibroacoustic Hazards, Z. Engel, D. Koradecka, D. Augustyńska, P. Kowalski, L. Morzyński, and J. Żera

Electromagnetic Hazards in the Workplace, J. Karpowicz and K. Gryz

Static Electricity, Z.J. Grabarczyk

Electric Current, M. Dźwiarek

Electric Lighting for Indoor Workplaces and Workstations, A. Wolska

Noncoherent Optical Radiation, A. Wolska and W. Dybczyński

Laser Radiation, G. Owczarek and A. Wolska

Ionising Radiation, K. A. Pachocki

Thermal Loads at Workstations, A. Bogdan and I. Sudoł-Szopińska

Atmospheric Pressure (Increase and Decrease), W.G. Kowalski

Mechanical Hazards, K. Myrcha and J. Gierasimiuk

Biological Agents, J. Dutkiewicz

The Effects of Hazards on Work Processes

Occupational Diseases, K. Marek and J. Bugajska

Accidents at Work, R. Studenski, G. Dudka, and R. Bojanowski

Major Industrial Accidents, J.S. Michalik

Basic Directions for Shaping Occupational Safety and Ergonomics

Occupational Risk Assessment, Z. Pawłowska

Work-Related Activities: Rules and Methods for Assessment, D. Roman-Liu

Shift Work, K. Zuńewicz

Personal Protective Equipment, K. Majchrzycka, G. Bartkowiak, A. Stefko, W. Kamińska, G. Owczarek, P. Pietrowski, and K. Baszczyński

Shaping the Safety and Ergonomics of Machinery in the Process of Design and Use, J. Gierasimiuk and K. Myrcha

Basic Principles for Protective Equipment Application, M. Dźwiarek

Methods, Standards, and Models of Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems, D. Podgórski

Education in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, S.M. Kwiatkowski and K. Świder


About the Series

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Subject Categories

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