1st Edition

Safety and Human Resource Law for the Safety Professional

By Thomas D. Schneid Copyright 2019

    The purpose of this text to provide a "one stop" source for safety professionals to acquire a general knowledge regarding not only the OSH Act but also laws and standards which impact the safety profession on a daily basis. The safety professional today does not work in a vacuum and decision-making can be impacted by a myriad of other laws. This new book will be the safety professional’s "go to" text to acquire a quick understanding of the particular law potentially impacting his/her daily activities.


    • Includes safety laws as well as human resource laws
    • Presents new OSHA whistleblower actions
    • Encompasses updated contractor requirement under Wage and Hour laws
    • Covers new NLRA decisions and actions
    • Addresses e-commerce and social media issues involving the safety function

    Occupational Safety and Health Act. OSHA Standards, Violations and Actions. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. OSHA Enforcement and Whistleblower Protections. OSH Act Hearing and Reviews. Anti-discrimination Laws. Family and Medical Leave Act. Americans With Disabilities Act. Federal Wage and Hour Laws. National Labor Relation Act. Unemployment Laws. Workers Compensation Laws. e-Commerce, Social Media and Privacy Laws. Retirement and Welfare laws. Guns and Grass in the workplace.


    Thomas D. Schneid is the Chair of the Department of Safety and Security and a tenured professor in the School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management in the college of Justice and Safety at Eastern Kentucky University. In his 25 years at EKU, Tom has served in many capacities including Chair of the Department of Safety and Security, interim chair for SSEM Graduate Studies and Research; graduate program director for the online and on campus Master of Science degree in Safety, Security and Emergency Management; Coordinator of the Fire and Safety Engineering program; and SSEM Career and Cooperative Education Coordinator.

    Tom has worked in the safety and human resource fields for over 30 years at various levels including corporate safety director and industrial relations director. In Tom’s legal practice, he has represented numerous corporations in OSHA and labor related litigations throughout the United States. Tom has earned a B.S. in education, M.S. and CAS in safety as well as his Juris Doctor (J.D. in law) from West Virginia University and LL.M. (Graduate Law) from the University of San Diego. Tom is a member of the bar for the U.S. Supreme Court, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and a number of federal districts as well as the Kentucky and West Virginia Bar.