1st Edition

Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health

Edited By Danuta Koradecka Copyright 2010
    662 Pages 190 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Danuta Koradecka