Most occupational safety and health books explain how to apply concepts, principles, elements, tools of prevention and develop interventions, and initiatives to mitigate occupational injuries, illnesses and deaths. This is not a how-to book. It is a book that addresses the philosophical basis for all of the varied components and elements needed to develop and manage a safety and health program. It is a book designed to answer the questions often posed as to why should we do it this way. It is the “Why” book and the intent is to provide a blueprint and a helpmate for the philosophical basis for occupational safety and health and the justification as an integral component of doing business.
"This is a big book in terms of size and the scope envisioned by the author. It is well thought through and each of the subject heading leads from one to another in a logical manner. In a market already teeming with OSH texts, the notion of the "why" of it all is a good one and hopefully this will result in a wide readership."
—The RoSPA OS&H Journal, October Issue 2017
Occupational Safety and Health. Introduction. History. Hazards. Occupational Safety. Occupational Health. Organizing Safety and Health. Managing Occupational Safety and Health. Safety and Health Programs. Special Emphasis Programs. Accident/Incident Investigations. Safety and Health Training. Administration. Safety and Health Budget. Statistics and Tracking. Safety and Health Ethics. Only Acceptable Risk. Employee Involvement. Workplace Inspections. Personal Involvement in S&H. Management’s Commitment and Involvement. The Line Supervisor. Workers. Safety Director or Manager. A Safety and Health Professional. An Industrial Hygienist. A Safety and Health Consultant. People Related Issues. Motivate Safety and Health. Behavior-Based Safety. Safety Culture. Communicating Safety and Health. Bullying. Safety (Toolbox) Talks. Incentives. Hazards. Hazard Identification. Hazard Analysis. Root Cause Analysis. Forms of Root Cause Analysis. Cost. Controlling Hazards. Controls. Personal Protective Equipment. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Accident/Incident Prevention Techniques. Job Safety Analysis. Safe Operating Procedures. Job Safety Observation. Fleet Safety. Preventive Maintenance Programs. Extraneous Hazards. Emergency Planning. Workplace Security and Violence. External Force: Terrorism. Off-the-Job Safety. Miscellaneous Safety and Health Factors. Joint Labor/Management Safety and Health Committees. Ergonomics. Product Safety.