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1st Edition

Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health

Edited By

Danuta Koradecka

ISBN 9781439806845
Published May 4, 2010 by CRC Press
662 Pages 190 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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