Occupational Safety and Health
Fundamental Principles and Philosophies
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.
Table of Contents
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.
For 37 years Dr. Charles D. Reese has been involved with occupational safety and health as an educator, manager, or consultant. In Dr. Reese’s early beginnings in occupational safety and health, he held the position of industrial hygienist at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy. He later assumed the responsibility of manager for the nation’s occupational trauma research initiative at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Division of Safety Research. Dr. Reese has had an integral part in trying to assure that workplace safety and health is provided for all those within the workplace. As the managing director for the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America, his responsibilities were aimed at protecting the 650,000 members of the laborers’ union in the United States and Canada.
He has developed many occupational safety and health training programs, which run the gamut from radioactive waste remediation to confined space entry. Dr. Reese has written numerous articles, pamphlets, and books on related safety and health issues.
Dr. Reese, Professor Emeritus, was a member of the graduate and undergraduate faculty at the University of Connecticut, where he taught courses on OSHA regulations, safety and health management, accident prevention techniques, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and environmental trends and issues. As professor of environmental /occupational safety and health, he coordinated the bulk of the environmental, safety and health efforts at the University of Connecticut. He is called upon to consult with industry on safety and health issues and is often asked for expert consultation in legal cases.
"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