4th Edition

Health and Safety in Brief

ISBN 9780750686396
Published June 2, 2008 by Routledge
328 Pages

USD $39.95

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Book Description

A reference of health and safety legislation for managers and a study aid for students

Under UK legislation it’s mandatory for businesses with 5 or more employees to have a health and safety policy and a member of staff dedicated to these issues. This concise guide clearly explains how to adhere to the policy in practical terms. Its bulleted format makes it ideal as a quick reference for managers as well as a study aid for students.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Law: Legal processes; Health and safety laws. Part 2 Management: Management responsibilities; Human resources; Workplace safety; Information and advice; Accidents. Part 3 Occupational health: The body; Health at work; Health protection. Part 4 Safety technology: Chemicals; Noise and hearing protection; Work equipment; Construction; Manual handling; Mechanical handling; Safe use of electricity; Fire; Environment. Abbreviations; List of statutes; Index.

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"This book gives quick referance to both employers and employees to what needs to be covered in the most common health and safety situations." (Amazon.co.uk customer review of 2nd edn)
"This is a great book for Health and Safety students. Clear, concise and easy to follow, yet still covering h&S concepts and legislation in sufficient depth [...] Ideal for those sitting NEBOSH certificate and for background information for the Diploma. I found it a great asset during my studies and would strongly recommend it." (Amazon.co.uk customer review of 2nd edn)