The Legal Aspects of Industrial Hygiene and Safety explores various legal issues that are often encountered by Industrial Hygiene and Safety managers during their careers. A description is presented of the various legal concepts and processes that often arise in the IH/S practice, including tort, contract, and administrative law. The goal is to provide IH/S managers with sufficient knowledge to be able to incorporate legal risk analysis into everyday decision-making and policy development. This book will explore the legal issues that arise in IH/S practice and will be helpful to new IH/S managers as they progress in their careers.
- Explores various legal issues that are often encountered by Industrial Hygiene and Safety managers during their careers
- Provides insight into the legal issues and processes to IH/S managers that are traditionally only available to attorneys
- Improves the IH/S managers' ability to communicate complex IH/S issues to in-house counsel Presents tools and knowledge to IH/S managers so they can better consider the legal risks of the decisions they make
- Covers various legal concepts and processes that can arise in the IH/S practice, including tort, contract, and administrative law
Table of Contents
Introduction. The Legal Implications of the Employment Relationship. Tort Law and Its Impact on IH/S. Contract Law. The Administrative Law System. Criminal Law Aspects of IH/S. Employment Litigation. Workers Compensation. The Consequences of Injury or Illness. IH/S Documents and Records. Legal Research and Risk Analysis.
Kurt W. Dreger has devoted his 30 plus year career to promoting, enhancing and protecting worker health and safety, as an industrial hygienist, an occupational safety and health management professional, and as an attorney representing and upholding the rights of workers in the San Francisco Bay Area. His experience includes leading and managing Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) programs for government, university, national laboratory, and private sector organizations. Mr. Dreger is the principal attorney at Dreger Law PC, a San Francisco Bay Area based law firm in which he represents California clients, primarily on the plaintiff side in employment litigation matters. Mr. Dreger is a licensed California attorney and a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). He holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the John F. Kennedy University, College of Law, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from San Francisco State University, and a BA degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.