The second edition of International Health and Safety at Work has been specially written in simple English for the thousands of students who complete the NEBOSH International Certificate in Health and Safety each year.
Fully updated and matched to the March 2011 syllabus, this course book provides students with all they need to tackle the course with confidence. Full colour pages and over 200 illustrations bring health and safety to life.
Each chapter starts with learning outcome summaries and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations. Specimen answers and a study skills chapter are also included to aid exam preparation.
This NEBOSH-endorsed textbook introduces the reader to the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace from an international perspective. The book not only meets the needs of students on the NEBOSH course but remains a useful reference for all managers who work to international standards and need to adapt them to local needs and practice.
Phil Hughes MBE, MSc, CFIOSH, is a former Chairman of NEBOSH (1995-2001), former President of IOSH (1990-1991) and runs his own consultancy. He received an MBE for services to health and safety and as director of RoSPA in the New Year's Honours List 2005.
Ed Ferrett PhD, BSc (Hons Eng), CEng, MIMechE, MIET, CMIOSH, is a former Vice Chairman of NEBOSH (1999-2008) and a lecturer on various NEBOSH health and safety courses. He is a Chartered Engineer and a health and safety consultant.
About the authors; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of principal abbreviations; Foundations in health and safety; Policy; Organising for health and safety; Promoting a positive health and safety culture; Risk assessment; Principles of control; Monitoring, review and audit; Occupational incident and accident investigation, recording and reporting; Movement of people and vehicles – hazards and control; Manual and mechanical handling hazards and control
Work equipment hazards and control; Electrical hazards and control; Fire hazards and control; Chemical and biological health hazards and control; Physical and psychological health hazards and control; Construction activities – hazards and control; Study skills; Guidance to candidates for the practical unit; Index.