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The Strength in Numbers - The New Science of Team Science (Hardcover): Barry Bozeman, Jan Youtie The Strength in Numbers - The New Science of Team Science (Hardcover)
Barry Bozeman, Jan Youtie
R867 R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Save R216 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Once upon a time, it was the lone scientist who achieved brilliant breakthroughs. No longer. Today, science is done in teams of as many as hundreds of researchers who may be scattered across continents and represent a range of hierarchies. These collaborations can be powerful, but they demand new ways of thinking about scientific research. When three hundred people make a discovery, who gets credit? How can all collaborators' concerns be adequately addressed? Why do certain STEM collaborations succeed while others fail? Focusing on the nascent science of team science,The Strength in Numbers synthesizes the results of the most far-reaching study to date on collaboration among university scientists to provide answers to such questions. Drawing on a national survey with responses from researchers at more than one hundred universities, anonymous web posts, archival data, and extensive interviews with active scientists and engineers in over a dozen STEM disciplines, Barry Bozeman and Jan Youtie set out a framework to characterize different types of collaboration and their likely outcomes. They also develop a model to define research effectiveness, which assesses factors internal and external to collaborations. They advance what they have found to be the gold standard of science collaborations: consultative collaboration management. This strategy--which codifies methods of consulting all team members on a study's key points and incorporates their preferences and values--empowers managers of STEM collaborations to optimize the likelihood of their effectiveness. The Strength in Numbers is a milestone in the science of team science and an indispensable guide for scientists interested in maximizing collaborative success.

Come and Take It - The Gun Printer's Guide to Thinking Free (Paperback): Cody Wilson Come and Take It - The Gun Printer's Guide to Thinking Free (Paperback)
Cody Wilson
R397 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R26 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Age of Living Machines - How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution (Paperback): Susan Hockfield The Age of Living Machines - How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution (Paperback)
Susan Hockfield
R412 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R80 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A century ago, discoveries in physics came together with engineering to produce an array of astonishing new technologies: radios, telephones, televisions, aircraft, radar, nuclear power, computers, the Internet and a host of still- evolving digital tools. These technologies so radically reshaped our world that we can no longer conceive of life without them. Today we are on the cusp of a new convergence, with discoveries in biology coming together with engineering to produce another array of almost inconceivable technologies. These next-generation products have the potential to be every bit as revolutionary as the twentieth century's digital wonders: Virusbuilt batteries. Protein-based water filters. Cancer- detecting nanoparticles. Mind- reading bionic limbs. Computer-engineered crops. These few examples illustrate the promise of the technology story of the twenty-first century to overcome some of the greatest humanitarian, medical and environmental challenges of our time.

Screen Culture - A Global History (Paperback): Richard Butsch Screen Culture - A Global History (Paperback)
Richard Butsch
R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this expansive historical synthesis, Richard Butsch integrates social, economic, and political history to offer a comprehensive and cohesive examination of screen media and screen culture globally - from film and television to computers and smart phones - as they have evolved through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Drawing on an enormous trove of research on the USA, Britain, France, Egypt, West Africa, India, China, and other nations, Butsch tells the stories of how media have developed in these nations and what global forces linked them. He assesses the global ebb and flow of media hegemony and the cultural differences in audiences' use of media. Comparisons across time and space reveal two linked developments: the rise and fall of American cultural hegemony, and the consistency among audiences from different countries in the way they incorporate screen entertainments into their own cultures. Screen Culture offers a masterful, integrated global history that invites media scholars to see this landscape in a new light. Deeply engaging, the book is also suitable for students and interested general readers.

Stand out of our Light - Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy (Paperback): James Williams Stand out of our Light - Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy (Paperback)
James Williams
R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Former Google advertising strategist, now Oxford-trained philosopher James Williams launches a plea to society and to the tech industry to help ensure that the technology we all carry with us every day does not distract us from pursuing our true goals in life. As information becomes ever more plentiful, the resource that is becoming more scarce is our attention. In this 'attention economy', we need to recognise the fundamental impacts of our new information environment on our lives in order to take back control. Drawing on insights ranging from Diogenes to contemporary tech leaders, Williams's thoughtful and impassioned analysis is sure to provoke discussion and debate. Williams is the inaugural winner of the Nine Dots Prize, a new Prize for creative thinking that tackles contemporary social issues. This title is also available as Open Access.

Mere Science and Christian Faith - Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults (Paperback): Greg Cootsona Mere Science and Christian Faith - Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults (Paperback)
Greg Cootsona
R320 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mere Science and Christian Faith holds out a vision for how it can lead us more deeply into the conversations around science and faith that confront the church today.

Emerging adults want to believe that science and faith can coexist peacefully, and Greg Cootsona argues that they can. In his book Mere Science and Christian Faith he holds out a vision for the integration of science and faith and how it can lead us more deeply into the conversations that confront the church today.

Many Christians have been brought up under the assumption that mainstream science is incompatible with genuine Christian faith—so when they see compelling evidence for biological evolution, for example, they feel forced to choose between science and their faith. The devastating effects of this dilemma are plain to see, as emerging adults either leave the faith or shut themselves off to the findings of the scientific community. But it’s a false dilemma. In this book, Greg Cootsona argues against the idea that science and faith are inherently antagonistic. We don't have to keep them scrupulously separated—instead, we can bring them into dialogue with one another. Cootsona brings this integration to a number of current topics in science and faith conversations, including hermeneutics, the historical Adam and Eve, cognitive science, and the future of technology. His insights are enhanced by his work with Fuller Seminary's STEAM research project. Emerging adults want to believe that science and faith can coexist peacefully. Mere Science and Christian Faith holds out a vision for how that integration is possible and how it can lead us more deeply into the conversations around science and faith that confront the church today.

The Wiley Handbook of Psychology, Technology, and Society (Hardcover): Larry D. Rosen, Nancy Cheever, L. Mark Carrier The Wiley Handbook of Psychology, Technology, and Society (Hardcover)
Larry D. Rosen, Nancy Cheever, L. Mark Carrier
R3,382 R3,026 Discovery Miles 30 260 Save R356 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Edited by three of the world's leading authorities on the psychology of technology, this new handbook provides a thoughtful and evidence-driven examination of contemporary technology's impact on society and human behavior. * Includes contributions from an international array of experts in the field * Features comprehensive coverage of hot button issues in the psychology of technology, such as social networking, Internet addiction and dependency, Internet credibility, multitasking, impression management, and audience reactions to media * Reaches beyond the more established study of psychology and the Internet, to include varied analysis of a range of technologies, including video games, smart phones, tablet computing, etc. * Provides analysis of the latest research on generational differences, Internet literacy, cyberbullying, sexting, Internet and cell phone dependency, and online risky behavior

Science Fictions - Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science (Paperback): Stuart Ritchie Science Fictions - Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science (Paperback)
Stuart Ritchie 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

So much relies on science. But what if science itself can’t be relied on?

Medicine, education, psychology, health, parenting – wherever it really matters, we look to science for guidance. Science Fictions reveals the disturbing flaws that undermine our understanding of all of these fields and more.

While the scientific method will always be our best and only way of knowing about the world, in reality the current system of funding and publishing science not only fails to safeguard against scientists’ inescapable biases and foibles, it actively encourages them. Many widely accepted and highly influential theories and claims – about ‘priming’ and ‘growth mindset’, sleep and nutrition, genes and the microbiome, as well as a host of drugs, allergies and therapies – turn out to be based on unreliable, exaggerated and even fraudulent papers. We can trace their influence in everything from austerity economics to the anti-vaccination movement, and occasionally count the cost of them in human lives.

Stuart Ritchie has been at the vanguard of a new reform movement within science aimed at exposing and fixing these problems. In this vital investigation, he gathers together the evidence of their full and shocking extent and proposes a host of remedies to save and protect this most valuable of human endeavours from itself.

Dark Data - Why What You Don't Know Matters (Hardcover): David J. Hand Dark Data - Why What You Don't Know Matters (Hardcover)
David J. Hand
R701 R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Save R64 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A practical guide to making good decisions in a world of missing data In the era of big data, it is easy to imagine that we have all the information we need to make good decisions. But in fact the data we have are never complete, and may be only the tip of the iceberg. Just as much of the universe is composed of dark matter, invisible to us but nonetheless present, the universe of information is full of dark data that we overlook at our peril. In Dark Data, data expert David Hand takes us on a fascinating and enlightening journey into the world of the data we don't see. Dark Data explores the many ways in which we can be blind to missing data and how that can lead us to conclusions and actions that are mistaken, dangerous, or even disastrous. Examining a wealth of real-life examples, from the Challenger shuttle explosion to complex financial frauds, Hand gives us a practical taxonomy of the types of dark data that exist and the situations in which they can arise, so that we can learn to recognize and control for them. In doing so, he teaches us not only to be alert to the problems presented by the things we don't know, but also shows how dark data can be used to our advantage, leading to greater understanding and better decisions. Today, we all make decisions using data. Dark Data shows us all how to reduce the risk of making bad ones.

Attention! - The power of simple decisions in a distracted world (Paperback): Rob Hatch Attention! - The power of simple decisions in a distracted world (Paperback)
Rob Hatch 1
R362 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R65 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Attention! is a practical guide for reclaiming the power of our time and attention. In a world of endless distraction, we have given away two of our most valuable assets: time and attention. Technology has given us the incredible gift of access to an ever-increasing amount of information and has opened the door to a vast array of choices and opportunities. However, having more options doesn't correlate to an increase in our success. Research shows that having more to choose from causes anxiety and decreases our likelihood of taking action. We have become paralyzed and polarized, reacting instead of acting and ceding control of our decisions to a continuous onslaught of information, marketing, and interruption. We live in an age where we struggle to decide which information is real or fake. We find it challenging to make even the most straightforward decisions for our happiness and success in our lives and business. This book will help you reframe your relationship with the demands on your time, overcome decision fatigue, and understand the value of creating space. Rob Hatch sets out a powerful framework and flexible approach that gives you the space to focus your attention on what is important, the power to make decisions aligned with your goals, and the ability to take action with confidence.

The Social Impact of Modern Biology (Hardcover): Fuller Watson The Social Impact of Modern Biology (Hardcover)
Fuller Watson
R4,338 Discovery Miles 43 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book was originally published in 1971. Discoveries in modern biology can radically change human life as we know it. As our understanding of living processes, such as inheritance, grows, so do the possibilities of applying these results for good and evil, such as the treatment of disease, the control of ageing, behaviour and genetic engineering. These discoveries and their implications are discussed by some of the world's leading biologists

The Frequency of the Supernatural - Revealing the Mysteries of God's Quantum Universe (Paperback): Michael David The Frequency of the Supernatural - Revealing the Mysteries of God's Quantum Universe (Paperback)
Michael David
R395 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R70 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

“If we learn to listen for God’s still small voice, we can tune into that “frequency” and get into agreement with God’s plans and purposes. Jesus live...

The supernatural is a very real dimension.

If we could grasp the intersection of the spirit realm and science, what difference would it make in our daily lives?

This groundbreaking work reveals how science, God, the spirit realm, and quantum physics all function together. When you discover how to tap into these supernatural frequencies, you can operate in greater dimensions of spiritual power.

Through these pages, you will:

- Gain a greater authority in your prayer life and become more effective in intercessory warfare

- Understand how miracles are released and how you can access the power of God

- Experience a renewed sense of wonder at the God of Creation and bring your worship to new dimensions

- Operate in increased levels of discernment, recognizing the difference between sound science reinforcing Kingdom truth, and pseudo-science mixed with deceptive thought.

New Perspectives on Technology, Values, and Ethics - Theoretical and Practical (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Wenceslao J Gonz alez New Perspectives on Technology, Values, and Ethics - Theoretical and Practical (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Wenceslao J Gonz alez
R2,723 R2,246 Discovery Miles 22 460 Save R477 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book focuses on a key issue today: the role of values in technology, with special emphasis on ethical values. This topic involves the analysis of internal values in technology (as they affect objectives, processes, and outcomes) and the study of external values in technology (social, cultural, economic, ecological, etc.). These values - internal and external - are crucial to the decision making of engineers. In addition, they have increasing relevance for citizens concerned with the present and future state of technology, which gives society a leading position in technological issues. The book follows three main lines of research: 1) new perspectives on technology, values, and ethics; 2) rationality and responsibility in technology; and 3) technology and risks. This volume analyzes the two main sides involved here: the theoretical basis for the role of values in technology and a practical discussion on how to implement them in our society. Thus, the book is of interest for philosophers, engineers, academics of different fields and policy-makers. The style used lends itself to broad audience.

Blowout - Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia And The Richest, Most Destructive Industry On Earth (Hardcover): Rachel Maddow Blowout - Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia And The Richest, Most Destructive Industry On Earth (Hardcover)
Rachel Maddow 1
R465 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R94 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A ground-breaking investigation into the oil and gas industry, international corruption and world politics, from the acclaimed host of the Emmy Award-winning Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.

Corrupt? Yes. Unimaginably lucrative? Of course. But the enemy of democracy? Blowout is the oil and gas industry as we’ve never seen it before.

Blowout is a blackly comic switchback journey with America’s most incisive political journalist, from Washington to Siberia and Equatorial Guinea, from deep within the earth’s crust to the icy Arctic seas. We witness the underground detonation of a nuclear bomb, an inept Russian spy ring, an international financial crisis, and murdered cows. And what it reveals is not just the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas but why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S. election.

Because Russia's rich reserves of crude have in fact stunted its growth, forcing Putin to maintain his power by spreading Russia's rot into its rivals, its neighbours, and the West's alliances.

The oil and gas industry has polluted oceans and rivers but also polluted democracy itself – in developing and developed countries. It has propped up authoritarian thieves and killers. But being outraged at it is, according to Maddow, ‘like being indignant when a lion takes down and eats a gazelle. You can't really blame the lion. It's in her nature.’

Blowout is our final wake-up call: to stop subsidizing oil and gas, to fight for transparency, and to check the influence of the world's most destructive industry. The stakes have never been higher. As Maddow writes, ‘Democracy either wins this one or disappears.'

Bottle of Lies - The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom (Paperback): Katherine Eban Bottle of Lies - The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom (Paperback)
Katherine Eban
R479 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
How I Changed My Mind About Evolution - Evangelicals reflect on faith and science (Paperback, New edition): Kathryn Applegate How I Changed My Mind About Evolution - Evangelicals reflect on faith and science (Paperback, New edition)
Kathryn Applegate; Illustrated by Jim Stump; Edited by Jim Stump
R310 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R68 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over two dozen Christian leaders describe how they changed their minds about evolution Perhaps no topic appears as potentially threatening to evangelicals as evolution. The very idea seems to exclude God from the creation the book of Genesis celebrates. Yet many evangelicals have come to accept the conclusions of science while still holding to a vigorous belief in God and the Bible. How did they make this journey? How did they come to embrace both evolution and faith? Here are stories from a community of people who love Jesus and honor the authority of the Bible, but who also agree with what science says about the cosmos, our planet and the life that so abundantly fills it. Among the contributors are Scientists such as: Francis Collins Deborah Haarsma Denis Lamoureux Theologians and philosophers such as: James K. A. Smith Amos Yong Oliver Crisp Biblical scholars such as: N. T. Wright Scot McKnight Tremper Longman III Pastors such as: John Ortberg Ken Fong Laura Truax

The Digital Condition (Paperback): Felix Stalder The Digital Condition (Paperback)
Felix Stalder; Translated by Valentine A Pakis
R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Our daily lives, our culture and our politics are now shaped by the digital condition as large numbers of people involve themselves in contentious negotiations of meaning in ever more dimensions of life, from the trivial to the profound. They are making use of the capacities of complex communication infrastructures, currently dominated by social mass media such as Twitter and Facebook, on which they have come to depend. Amidst a confusing plurality, Felix Stalder argues that are three key constituents of this condition: the use of existing cultural materials for one s own production, the way in which new meaning is established as a collective endeavour, and the underlying role of algorithms and automated decision-making processes that reduce and give shape to massive volumes of data. These three characteristics define what Stalder calls the digital condition . Stalder also examines the profound political implications of this new culture. We stand at a crossroads between post-democracy and the commons, a concentration of power among the few or a genuine widening of participation, with the digital condition offering the potential for starkly different outcomes. This ambitious and wide-ranging theory of our contemporary digital condition will be of great interest to students and scholars in media and communications, cultural studies, and social, political and cultural theory, as well as to a wider readership interested in the ways in which culture and politics are changing today.

Community Practice in the Network Society - Local Action / Global Interaction (Paperback): Peter Day, Doug Schuler Community Practice in the Network Society - Local Action / Global Interaction (Paperback)
Peter Day, Doug Schuler
R1,154 Discovery Miles 11 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Around the world, citizens in local communities are utilising ICTs to underpin the creation of a participatory and democratic vision of the network society. Embedded in the richness and diversity of community practice, a vision of a 'civil network society' is emerging. A society where ICTs are harnessed as tools to improve the quality of life and reflect the diversity of social networks; where people are viewed as citizens, not just as consumers, and where heterogeneity is perceived as a strength rather than a weakness.
Community Practice in the Network Society looks at the broad context in which this is happening, presents case studies of local projects from around the world, and discusses community ICT research methodologies. Not only does it highlight the symbiotic relationship between community ICT practice and research, but it also provides evidence supporting the case for the development of more inclusive and participatory pathways to the network society.

How to Treat People - A Nurse at Work (Paperback): Molly Case How to Treat People - A Nurse at Work (Paperback)
Molly Case
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'A hymn to the art and science of nursing itself' Guardian The hand of a stranger offered in solace. A flower placed on a dead body as a mark of respect. It is these moments of empathy that define us as people. Nobody knows this better than a nurse. In How to Treat People, Molly Case documents these extraordinary moments of human connection and compassion. In rich, lyrical prose, she introduces us to patients going through the most extreme experiences. And when her father is admitted to the high dependency unit on which she works, Molly confronts care in a whole new way, when two worlds - the professional and the personal - suddenly collide. 'It will buoy your faith in humanity' Stylist 'Outstanding. Case's power of observation can slay you' The Times 'Fascinating, poignant and searing' Jo Brand 'Beautifully written' Stephen Westaby, author of Fragile Lives 'Her empathy and compassion are everywhere' Sunday Times

Born to Wonder (Paperback): Alister McGrath Born to Wonder (Paperback)
Alister McGrath
R416 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R73 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Technology-Assisted Delivery of School Based Mental Health Services - Defining School Social Work for the 21st Century... Technology-Assisted Delivery of School Based Mental Health Services - Defining School Social Work for the 21st Century (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Bhavna Pahwa
R2,709 Discovery Miles 27 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn how computer technology is helping school social workers collect information and synthesize it into meaningful data! Technology-Assisted Delivery of School Based Mental Health Services: Defining School Social Work for the 21st Century explores the many technological advances in school social work practices. This book also illustrates the ways technology is being used to manage and evaluate services provided by school social workers. This vital book contains: ways to use new technology to prevent and treat mental health issues in children through safe and effective learning experiences information on how biofeedback can be used to empower children to become more aware of their physical and emotional reactions to environmental stimuli an annotated bibliography of Internet sites covering topics and issues frequently encountered by social workers examinations of exciting software applications, including BARN, From Mad to Worse, Conflict Management, and Smart Team methods of online data collection for use in school social work practices and more!

Technology's Rightful Place - Selected Essays (Paperback): Douglas Gerwin, Patrice Maynard Technology's Rightful Place - Selected Essays (Paperback)
Douglas Gerwin, Patrice Maynard
R440 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R75 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a valuable collection of articles from the Research Bulletin of the Pedagogical Section Council in America, looking at research into technology and its application in education.

The Renaissance Computer - Knowledge Technology in the First Age of Print (Paperback): Jonathan Sawday, Neil Rhodes The Renaissance Computer - Knowledge Technology in the First Age of Print (Paperback)
Jonathan Sawday, Neil Rhodes
R964 Discovery Miles 9 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


In the fifteenth century the printing press was the 'new technology'. The first ever information revolution began with the advent of the printed book, enabling Renaissance scholars to formulate new ways of organising and disseminating knowledge.
As early as 1500 there were already 20 million books in circulation in Europe. How did this rapid explosion of ideas impact upon the evolution of new disciplines?
The Renaissance Computer looks at the fascinating development of new methods of information storage and retrieval which took place at the very beginning of print culture. And it asks some crucial questions about the intellectual conditions of our own digital age. A dazzling array of leading experts in Renaissance culture explore topics of urgent significance today, including:
* the contribution of knowledge technologies to state formulation and national identity * the effect of multimedia, orality and memory on education * the importance of the visual display of information and how search engines reflect and direct ways of thinking.

Terms of Disservice - How Silicon Valley is Destructive by Design (Hardcover): Dipayan Ghosh Terms of Disservice - How Silicon Valley is Destructive by Design (Hardcover)
Dipayan Ghosh
R609 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R118 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How to harness the positive features of technology and limit the negative. High technology presents a paradox. In just a few decades, it has transformed the world, making almost limitless quantities of information instantly available to billions of people and reshaping businesses, institutions, and even entire economies. But it also has come to rule our lives, addicting many of us to the march of megapixels across electronic screens both large and small. Despite its undeniable value, technology is exacerbating deep social and political divisions in many societies. Elections influenced by fake news and unscrupulous hidden actors, the cyber-hacking of trusted national institutions, the vacuuming of private information by Silicon Valley behemoths, ongoing threats to vital infrastructure from terrorist groups and even foreign governments all these concerns are now part of the daily news cycle and are certain to become increasingly serious into the future. In this new world of endless technology, how can individuals, institutions, and governments harness its positive contributions while protecting each of us, no matter who or where we are? In this book, a former Facebook public policy adviser who went on to assist President Obama in the White House offers practical ideas for using technology to create an open and accessible world that protects all consumers and civilians. As a computer scientist turned policymaker, Dipayan Ghosh answers the biggest questions about technology facing the world today. Proving clear and understandable explanations for complex issues, Digital Democracy will guide industry leaders, policymakers, and the general public as we think about how we ensure that the Internet works for everyone, not just Silicon Valley.

Confined Space Entry - Guide to Compliance (Paperback): Frank R Spellman Confined Space Entry - Guide to Compliance (Paperback)
Frank R Spellman
R2,941 Discovery Miles 29 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

FROM THE PREFACE
This book brings together (in one text) all of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's regulatory requirements for making safe and proper confined space entries. Because confined space entry is a complicated procedure-and a process that contains inherent risks-those concerned with safety in the work place are constantly concerned with how to reduce the risks associated with confined space entry, how to eliminate or decrease the hazards workers face in confined spaces, and how to prevent injuries and fatalities from occurring in confined spaces. But comprehensive materials on confined space entry are difficult to find. Surprisingly little material on the subject is commercially available.
Confined Space Entry: A Guide to Compliance collects all of the associated requirements and regulations, including OSHA's Confined Space, Lockout/Tagout, Respiratory Protection Standards and Hot Work Permit requirements in this guidebook. These separate, specific safety standards and requirements have been combined and organized-as they should be, since each is married to the other-in a way that enables you (the user) to easily determine the critical relationship(s) between and among them-but more importantly, to teach you how to enter confined spaces safely-and how to provide workers with effective training for proper confined space entry.
Written in user-friendly, jargon-free plain English, this guidebook provides you with clear sample programs to serve as models when you write your own programs.
Workers have a growing need for more knowledge of the hazards of their work environments-and especially of confined spaces. To fulfill this imperative need, individuals and government must work together to better inform-and protect-these workers as they are exposed to a variety of complex and potentially life-threatening situations in confined spaces.
The message this text delivers is simple: The better both workers and management understand the potential hazards and the implementation of measures to either eliminate or reduce the risks and hazards of confined space entry, the safer the workers and the facility-and the better the relationship between the operating facility, the workers, the community, and the regulators.
As a result of no information, misinformation, no training, no supervision, little or no knowledge, confined space fatalities are real-they occur. They occur far too often.

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