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Workplace incidents and accidents affect businesses long after the incidents occur. The interruption of business activities and running equipment results in financial loss. Injuries suffered by people damage a business’s image and competitive edge, and demotivate employees.
By approaching safety risks in a measured, responsible manner, safety professionals and business owners can mitigate the occurrence of incidents and prevent them from happening in the workplace.
Identifying and understanding safety hazards form the pivot of all safety management theory and practice. This book, the first to clarify the true nature and characteristics of real safety hazards and the origins of safety risk, will assist safety practitioners to better understand safety risk assessment, safety management and safety auditing. This book is essential for everyone involved in the world of safety, whether medicine, hygiene, ergonomics, engineering, safety management and more.
Occupational Health: Management and Practice for Health Professionals is a well-known and widely prescribed text in this discipline. The fifth edition has been updated to include the latest legislation and research concerning this subject. Drawing on their experience in the field of Occupational Health, the authors explain the relationship between work and health as a two-way process in which the working environment may affect the health of workers, and the workers' state of health may impact on their ability to do their jobs. The text gives clear guidelines on how to deal with this relationship. Occupational Health: Management and Practice for Health Professionals has been written to meet the needs of anyone working in this field, but particularly those completing the occupational health component of a basic healthcare programme or pursuing a career in occupational health practice. This new edition has also been peer reviewed by experts in the field.
Increased tourism has turned the food service and hospitality industry into one of our economy's fastest-growing sectors. This growth presents new challenges to food-handling professionals throughout the industry. This second edition of The Hospitality Industry Handbook on Hygiene and Safety has incorporated additional content and features to reflect the fast-moving changes and to benefit both students and employees of the hospitality industry.
Supervising Safety is about the implementation of safety measures in an organisation. The book looks at safety theory where it makes the most difference - as it is applied in the workplace. Safety officers are central to the practical application of safety, and their role is clearly spelt out. The goals of the safety supervisor are outlines and one chapter is devoted to the role of ergonomics in the workplace. Readers are also shown how to identify and evaluate hazards in the workplace, develop an employee safety programme and safely handle materials in storage. This book includes: Clearly defined learning outcomes at the start of each chapter to help readers navigate the contents; Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter to test the reader's understanding of the material; Examples relevant to the South African business environment.
For courses in oral radiography as part of programs for dental assistants and hygienists. This clear, up-to-date, and student-friendly text tightly links oral radiological principles with modern practice. It presents all information needed for introductory courses in dental radiography, preparing students for board and licensing examinations while offering real-world resources for clinical practice and patient management. Coverage includes: historical perspectives, radiation basics, biologic effects and protection, dental X-ray image receptors, processing techniques; dental radiographer fundamentals, intraoral and extraoral techniques, radiographic errors, quality assurance; mounting and viewing radiographs, and patient management. This Ninth Edition integrates coverage of digital imaging throughout, presents paralleling and bisecting techniques in separate chapters, and adds a new chapter on safety and environmental responsibilities. It also contains many new study questions and improved images.
The management of safety in the workplace remains a relevant topic of discussion even after all the years since workplace safety became a priority. This book sees a discussion of the essence of workplace safety, accountability within organisations, health and safety practices and safety control measures. Finally, this book takes a look at safety recognition and reward systems within organisations and how these systems promote safe work practices.
The investigations of accidents and incidents is a core part of the field of safety management and this book sees a discussion of accidents and incidents and the legislation relevant to preventing, investigating and reporting these incidents. The author also takes a look at accident causation theories, accidents and their effects, accident prevention and reporting. The economic impact of accidents and incidents warrants a commitment to understanding and preventing these accidents and incidents and this book provides the knowledge with which this can be achieved.
In this edition of Occupational Health and Safety Management, the authors aim at validating the concept of safety ownership and the application of safety excellence. The book highlights the roles and functions of a safety practitioner and focuses on the legal requirements and applications of providing a healthy and safe workplace. The authors discuss hazard identification, at-risk behaviour, and behaviour-based safety and risk assessment, through a health and safety management approach.
Throughout the twentieth century, cities such as Houston, Galveston, New Orleans, and Mobile grappled with the safety hazards created by oil and gas industries as well as the role municipal governments should play in protecting the public from these threats. James B. McSwain's Petroleum and Public Safety reveals how officials in these cities created standards based on technical, scientific, and engineering knowledge to devise politically workable ordinances related to the storage and handling of fuel. Each of the cities studied in this volume struggled through protracted debates regarding the regulation of crude petroleum and fuel oil, sparked by the famous Spindletop strike of 1901 and the regional oil boom in the decades that followed. Municipal governments sought to ensure the safety of their citizens while still reaping lucrative economic benefits from local petroleum industry activities. Drawing on historical antecedents such as fire-protection engineering, the cities of the Gulf South came to adopt voluntary, consensual fire codes issued by insurance associations and standards organisations such as the National Board of Fire Underwriters, the National Fire Protection Association, and the Southern Standard Building Code Conference. The culmination of such efforts was the creation of the International Fire Code, an overarching fire-protection guide that is widely used in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. In devising ordinances, Gulf South officials pursued the politics of risk management, as they hammered out strategies to eliminate or mitigate the dangers associated with petroleum industries and to reduce the possible consequences of catastrophic oil explosions and fires. Using an array of original sources, including newspapers, municipal records, fire-insurance documents, and risk-management literature, McSwain demonstrates that Gulf South cities played a vital role in twentieth-century modernization.
Reviews actual events and case studies that chronicle the evolution of safety precautions, the establishment of emergency planning requirements, and the design of advanced warning and control systems This authoritative reference/text analyzes health and hazard risk assessment in commercial, industrial, and refining industries-emphasizing legal requirements, emergency planning and response, safety equipment, process implementation, and occupational and environmental protection exposure guidelines. Presents applications and calculations for risk analysis of real systems, as well as numerous end-of-chapter examples and references Containing practical process diagrams for plant equipment, valves, piping, and control systems, Health, Safety, and Accident Management in the Chemical Process Industries covers laws for disaster planning by federal, state, and local governments the implementation of safeguards in chemical process design proper plant operation when using reactors, mass transfer units, heat exchangers, and ancillary devices the physical and chemical properties and health effects of chlorine, ammonia, hydrogen fluoride, sulfuric acid, and ethylene dose-response evaluation and risk characterization and more Offering system checklists as well as effective evacuation procedures, Health, Safety, and Accident Management in the Chemical Process Industries is an invaluable resource for chemical, industrial, manufacturing, and environmental engineers; public safety, human services, and health care managers and administrators; social workers; and public policy specialists; and an ideal text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
This volume looks at many issues involved in the management of construction safety and health. It covers many different topics, such as an overview of health hazards in construction and the use of IT to help regulate public health and safety in construction.
Offers a guide to current environmental health and safety statutes--providing a working knowledge of the major legislations and regulations and demonstrating the steps necessary for compliance. Illustrates overall health and safety management skills for multimedia facilities.
This guide, essentially an enhanced version of Approved Document B (Volume 2), offers extra insurer-friendly technical guidance for construction professionals about how to protect commercial buildings from fire beyond the building regulations critical life safety measures.With the cost of major fires costing the British economy over GBP7 billion a year and high rates of consequent business failure, property protection is a key business objective for construction clients and their insurers, who will value appropriate measures that are designed in rather than added on as an afterthought.For the first time, this guide aligns guidance for property protection with the much more familiar Approved Document B. It succinctly and transparently annotates the existing document, providing a practical and easy-to-use shortcut to meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations, your clients and their insurers - all in one book.Co-published by the Fire Protection Association and supported by The RISKAuthority (Risk Insight, Strategy and Control Authority) is an annually funded research scheme administered by the FPA and supported by a significant group of UK insurers that conducts research in support of the development and dissemination of best practice on the protection of property and business. Updates in the 2015 edition include: * Fully updated to cover the 2013 revision of Approved Document B: Fire Safety (Volume 2) (2006 edition incorporating 2007, 2010 and 2013 amendments) * Also has the most up-to-date requirements of insurance providers' requirements, which have been updated to reflect modern methods of construction, the green agenda, timber frame (appendix K of ADB), modular construction etc.
This important new book considers health and safety management as an equal partner to other strategic business risks. Concepts of risk and models of risk management supply the context for the management of health and safety in a range of sectors. By applying the principles of business risk management to health and safety, the authors develop crucial best practice approaches that are applicable on a global platform, irrespective of local legislation. Key features: * The underlying principles of health and safety management, such as risk management, risk perception, risk communication, behaviour, human error, economics and cost benefit analysis is explored. * Using international and national approaches, 'best practice' techniques are presented to help managers develop and implement health and safety management systems in their own organisations. * The roles of risk assessment, risk control, training, performance measurement, auditing, benchmarking and continuous improvement in health and safety management are analysed to provide an integrated and effective management system. * Examples are drawn from a range of industrial, commercial and public sector organisations. * Contemporary views on the social responsibilities of both the organisation and the individual to manage health and safety are featured in order to stimulate further debate and look to the future direction of health and safety management. Dr Colin Fuller and Dr Luise Vassie present the MSc in Health and Safety Management at the University of Leicester.
Comprehensive insight into the offshore oil and gas industry for those intending to choose it as a career Full syllabus coverage for OPITO BOSIET, FOET, MIST and IMIST courses Produced in full colour with over 180 images Basic Offshore Safety covers everything that newcomers to the offshore oil and gas industry need to know prior to travelling offshore or when attending OPITO's Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET), Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST), Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) and International MIST courses. Primarily focused on the oil industry, this book introduces readers to the key safety topics in the offshore support vessel industry and common to the renewable industry. Written in easy to follow steps and including references to both the legislation and guidance where relevant, Abdul Khalique walks the reader through the hazards they are likely to encounter when travelling to, from or working offshore, showing how to minimise risks and deal with any issues that may arise at any stage of the work.
The CDM Regulations require all those involved in construction to adopt an integrated approach to health and safety management. This Procedures Manual provides a documentation system for compliance with the statutory requirements. It is being thoroughly revised to take account of major changes to the CDM Regulations 2015.
A framework for formalizing risk management thinking in today's complex business environment
Security Risk Management Body of Knowledge details the security risk management process in a format that can easily be applied by executive managers and security risk management practitioners. Integrating knowledge, competencies, methodologies, and applications, it demonstrates how to document and incorporate best-practice concepts from a range of complementary disciplines.
Developed to align with International Standards for Risk Management?such as ISO 31000?it enables professionals to apply security risk management (SRM) principles to specific areas of practice. Guidelines are provided for: Access Management; Business Continuity and Resilience; Command, Control, and Communications; Consequence Management and Business Continuity Management; Counter-Terrorism; Crime Prevention through Environmental Design; Crisis Management; Environmental Security; Events and Mass Gatherings; Executive Protection; Explosives and Bomb Threats; Home-Based Work; Human Rights and Security; Implementing Security Risk Management; Intellectual Property Protection; Intelligence Approach to SRM; Investigations and Root Cause Analysis; Maritime Security and Piracy; Mass Transport Security; Organizational Structure; Pandemics; Personal Protective Practices; Psych-ology of Security; Red Teaming and Scenario Modeling; Resilience and Critical Infrastructure Protection; Asset-, Function-, Project-, and Enterprise-Based Security Risk Assessment; Security Specifications and Postures; Security Training; Supply Chain Security; Transnational Security; and Travel Security.
Security Risk Management Body of Knowledge is supported by a series of training courses, DVD seminars, tools, and templates. This is an indispensable resource for risk and security professional, students, executive management, and line managers with security responsibilities.
This new edition of EIS: Legislation Health and Safety and the Environment is the first of nine workbooks from the highly successful Electrical Installation Series. This workbook covers all the information required to complete the Health and Safety Legislation and Environmental Legislation units as part of the Level 3 Diploma for City and Guilds(2357) and EAL equivalent qualifications. The nine studybooks are endorsed by The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and cover all core Level 3 S/NVQ Diploma units and are mapped to the National Occupational Standards. The modular, hands-on approach is designed to clearly explain all the key concepts so learners gain all the necessary theoretical and practical skills required for each unit. The expert author team bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to each publication all brought to life by full-colour diagrams, images and photographs. Students can use one book per unit as a complete study resource to support learning in the classroom, at work and for personal study at home. These spiral bound, write-it studybooks are the ideal course companion for any aspiring electrician.
For all Occupational Safety, Safety and Health Management, and related courses in any safety management, engineering, industrial/manufacturing technology, or other program, in universities, colleges, community colleges, and corporate training settings. This comprehensive, extensively updated text covers all aspects of occupational safety and health in today's global workplace. A major revision, Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers, 8e, presents new and revised regulations, emerging approaches and trends, updated statistics, and other new material of significant importance to students and practitioners in the field. Among the dozens of new topics covered: ROI for safety/health investments; Heinrich's theory; Worker's Compensation lawsuits; fall protection; hard hat ratings; PPE for cold work environments; indoor air quality investigations; fungal growth assessment; nanoscale materials; and noise reduction ratings. Clear, up-to-date, and logically sequenced, this text begins with historical perspective and overview, then covers laws and regulations; human elements; hazard assessment, prevention, and control; and key management issues. Each chapter contains case studies to promote classroom discussion; at least one safety fact or myth designed to engage students; and review questions to test mastery and promote critical thinking. Teaching and Learning Experience This book will help technologists, engineers, and managers quickly master today's best practices for occupational safety and health. It provides: *The most comprehensive coverage available, fully reflecting the field's latest trends: Thoroughly prepares students for current and future realities in the field of occupational safety and health *Supported with exceptional pedagogical features: Includes well-crafted chapter summaries, key terms and concepts, review questions, and many boxed features *Combines theory and principles in realistic settings: Focuses on the new challenges of occupational safety and health in global wor
"Normal Accidents" analyzes the social side of technological risk. Charles Perrow argues that the conventional engineering approach to ensuring safety--building in more warnings and safeguards--fails because systems complexity makes failures inevitable. He asserts that typical precautions, by adding to complexity, may help create new categories of accidents. (At Chernobyl, tests of a new safety system helped produce the meltdown and subsequent fire.) By recognizing two dimensions of risk--complex versus linear interactions, and tight versus loose coupling--this book provides a powerful framework for analyzing risks and the organizations that insist we run them.
The first edition fulfilled one reviewer's prediction that it "may mark the beginning of accident research." In the new afterword to this edition Perrow reviews the extensive work on the major accidents of the last fifteen years, including Bhopal, Chernobyl, and the Challenger disaster. The new postscript probes what the author considers to be the "quintessential 'Normal Accident'" of our time: the Y2K computer problem.
Fully revised for this second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health provides a concise practice-based guide. Bringing together the latest legislation and guidance with current practice in the field, this is your authoritative guide to assessing and managing health risks in the workplace. Consisting of twelve sections covering the full breadth of practice, the Handbook includes workplace hazards and diseases, occupational health emergencies, and practical procedures. This second edition is also updated with new information on psychiatric emergencies, psychological therapies, chronic pain management, writing a policy, and obesity. Providing a thorough, easy-to-use guide to the whole of occupational health, this Handbook is the essential resource for all occupational physicians, occupational health nurses, occupational hygienists, and all those dealing with workplace health and fitness, giving you the information you need at your fingertips.
This publication is a collection of selected papers from the 3rd International Symposium on Work Ability Promotion of Work Ability Towards a Productive Aging.
It addresses the Work Ability Index (WAI) as an index for evaluating work ability, developed by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health as a tool for evaluating work ability of workers. The ICOH SC for Aging and Work has promoted the use of this index through international conferences, publications and other means and by constructing an international database based on this index. As a result, today the WAI is used in 25 languages. WAI is becoming an international and multi-cultural technique.
This book is a collection of papers that discuss, from a variety of angles, the goal of developing a truly international standard tool that can be used in common internationally, taking into account differences in circumstances among countries, striving towards a common guideline that exceeds national and regional boundaries and can be used for the diagnostic evaluation of work ability and employability.
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