The leading book on the subject of occupational health & safety revised in line with recent UK legislation and practice.
New to this edition is the foreword by Judith Hackitt CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive and a brand new chapter on the latest EU and international regulations and directives.
Safety at Work is widely accepted as the most authoritative guide to health and safety in the workplace. Offering detailed coverage of the fundamentals and background in the field, this book is essential reading for health and safety professionals or small company owners. Students on occupational health and safety courses at diploma, bachelor and masters level, including the NEBOSH National Diploma, will find this book invaluable, providing students with the technical grounding required to succeed.
Edited by an experienced and well-known health and safety professional with contributions from leading experts in research and practice.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Preface to eighth edition, Preface to first edition, List of contributors, Part 1 Law 1.1 Explaining the law Brenda Watts, 1.2 Principle health and safety acts S. Simpson, 1.3 Influences on health and safety J. R. Ridley, 1.4 Law of contract R. W. Hodgin, 1.6 Consumer protection R. G. Lawson, 1.7 Insurance cover and compensation A. West, 1.8 Civil liability E. J. Skellett, updated by David Greenhalgh, Part 2 The management of risk 2.1 An introduction to risk management J. E. Channing, 2.2 Principles of the management of risk L. Bamber, 2.3 Risk management: organisation and administration for safety J. E. Channing, 2.4 Risk management: techniques and practices L. Bamber, 2.5 The collection and use of accident and incident data Dr A. J. Boyle, 2.6 Practical safety management: systems and techniques J. E. Channing, 2.7 The individual and safety Andrew Hale, 2.8 Risk management and behaviour modification J. E. Channing, Part 3 Occupational health and hygiene 3.1 The structure and functions of the human body, 3.2 Occupational diseases Dr A. R. L. Clark, 3.3 Occupational hygiene Dr C. Hartley, 3.4 Radiation Dr A. D. Wrixon and updated by Peter Shaw and Dr M. Maslanyj, 3.5 Noise and vibration R. W. Smith and updated by Terry Bramer, 3.6 Workplace pollution, heat and ventilation F. S. Gill, 3.7 Lighting E. G. Hooper and updated by Jonathan David, 3.8 Applied ergonomics J. R. Ridley, Part 4 Workplace safety 4.1 Science in engineering safety J. R. Ridley, 4.2 Fire precautions Ray Chalklen, 4.3 Safe use of machinery J. R. Ridley, 4.4 Electricity E. G. Hooper and revised by Chris Buck, 4.5 Statutory examination of plant and equipment J. McMullen and updated by Cameron Sinclair, 4.6 Safety on construction sites R. Hudson, 4.7 Managing chemicals safely John Adamson, Part 5 The environment 5.1 The environment: issues, concepts and strategies J. E. Channing, 5.2 Environmental management systems J. E. Channing, 5.3 Waste management Samantha Moss, 5.4 Chemicals and the environment J. L. Adamson, 5.5 The environment at large G. N. Batts, Appendix 1. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Appendix 2. Reading for the NEBOSH level 6 Diploma examination, Appendix 3. List of abbreviations, Appendix 4. Organisations providing safety information , Appendix 5. List of Statutes, Regulations and Orders, Appendix 6. List of Cases, Index
John Channing M.Sc. (Chemistry), M.Sc. (Safety), LRIC., FIOSH. worked for 40 years as a safety professional with an international company. He has presented at national and international conferences and was a speaker at the World Congress of Safety and Health at Work in 2005. His employment majored on safety but environmental issues were subsequently added to his brief. His work focussed on methods and techniques that were used by non-professional people to improve the safety and environment of employees and public alike.