1st Edition

Loss Prevention and Safety Control Terms and Definitions

By Dennis P. Nolan Copyright 2011
    324 Pages 63 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    324 Pages 63 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    An encyclopedic, A-Z listing of terminology, Loss Prevention and Safety Control: Terms and Definitions addresses the need for a comprehensive reference that provides a complete and sufficient description of the terminology used in the safety/loss prevention field. Fostering clarity in communication among diverse segments within the field and between outside agencies, this book:

    • Provides a reference for the background, meaning, and description of safety and loss prevention terms being used in government, industry, research, and education
    • Contains two-paragraph descriptions of terms, photographs, diagrams, graphs, and tables to aid understanding of the subject, making it more than a dictionary
    • Includes common safety terms, safety engineering aspects, a description of safety organizations, and a list of common safety standards and their scope

    The field of safety and loss prevention encompasses myriad unrelated industries and organizations, such as insurance companies, research entities, process industries, and educational organizations. These organizations may not realize that their terminology is not understood by individuals or even compatible with the nomenclature used outside their own sphere of influence. And even though fire protection and environmental professionals use identical and similar terminology, their meanings may be slightly different in selected applications.

    An all-encompassing reference, the book uses OSHA standards and interpretations as guidelines for the definitions and explanations. Drawing from the many areas that influence the terminology, it provides a basic understanding of the terms used in lost prevention and control.

    Encyclopedia Listings, A - Z
    Safety Organizations
    Common Safety Standards, Recommended Practices, Guides, and Codes


    Dennis P. Nolan holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Business Administration from Berne University, Master of Science degree in Systems Management from Florida Institute of Technology. His Bachelor of Science degree is in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is also a U.S.-registered Fire Protection Engineering, Professional Engineer, in the State of California. Dr. Nolan is currently associated with the Loss Prevention executive management staff of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).