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Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers

Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers - 5th edition

Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780131137646

ISBN10: 0131137646

Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers by David Goetsch - ISBN 9780131137646
Edition: 5TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers by David Goetsch - ISBN 9780131137646

ISBN13: 9780131137646

ISBN10: 0131137646

Edition: 5TH 05

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For undergraduate level Safety Management/Safety and Health Management courses.

With an eye on the future and a finger on the pulse of today's rapid changes due to global competition, this straightforward, state-of-the-art guide addresses the key issues, concerns, and factors relating specifically to modern workplace environments in the safety and health professions. Highly functional in content and approach, it draws immediate connections between principles and their practices in real-world settings, includes the latest OSHA standards, and approaches safety and health issues from the perspective of Total Quality Management (TQM) and global competitiveness.


  • Easy-to-use checklist format.
    • Provides students with essential information in an accessible format.
  • Safety Facts boxed material.
    • Provides students with highlighted sections of important concepts.
  • Current safety and health workplace environments.
    • Provides students with detailed discussions and occupational examples on current topics of interest and concern.
  • Extensive pedagogy--Chapter outlines that provide a list of major topics discussed in the chapter; Summary; Review Questions; Key Terms and Endnotes that encourage critical thinking.
    • Keeps students engaged with interactive study aids and vehicles for review of material so that they can gain experience in applying concepts to meaningful activities.
  • Real-life safety examples.
    • Gives students a realistic look at health and safety issues they will face on the job, better preparing them for prevention or correction.
  • Safety Myth boxes.
    • Provides students with information that refutes commonly held myths.
  • Facts and Fines feature.
    • Shows students what can happen when OSHA and EPA regulations are violated.
  • Updated OSHA material, requirements and recommendations--e.g. New reporting forms, enhanced enforcement policy; machine guarding and control of hazardous energy; Fire Standards; and Hazard Communication Standards.
    • Provides students with completely updated material on the latest requirements and standards in the field.
  • Updated with new material on relevant topics--e.g. Estimating hidden costs of accidents; drugs, depression and management failures; cost control of worker's compensation; workplace stress; evacuation planning.
    • Provides students with the latest standards in addressing current issues.
  • Reorganized and revised to facilitate learning.
    • Provides students with additional information presented in a reader-friendly format.
  • Training issues for speakers of English as a second language.
    • Provides students with necessary safety and health training.
  • Preventing and responding to needlestick injuries.
    • Provides students with additional material on bloodborne pathogens in the workplace.
  • Accident and investigation reporting updates.
    • Provides students with material on the types of accident reports and the circumstances that call for each type, as well as common causes of accidents that safety and health professionals can use when conducting accident investigations.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Safety and Health Movement, Then and Now.

2. Accidents and Their Effects.

3. Theories of Accident Causation.

4. The OSHA Act, Standards, and Liability.

5. Workers' Compensation.

6. Ergonomic Hazards: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs).

7. Stress and Safety.

8. Mechanical Hazards and Machine Safeguarding.

9. Falling, Impact, Acceleration, Lifting, and Vision Hazards.

10. Hazards of Temperature Extremes.

11. Pressure Hazards.

12. Electrical Hazards.

13. Fire Hazards and Life Safety.

14. Industrial Hygiene: Toxic Substances and Confined Spaces.

15. Radiation Hazards.

16. Noise and Vibration Hazards.

17. Preparing for Emergencies and Terrorism.

18. Computers, Automation and Robots.

19. Ethics and Safety.

20. Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace.

21. Safety Analysis, Prevention and Management.

22. Accident Investigation and Reporting.

23. Promoting Safety.

24. Safety and Health Training.

25. Environmental Safety and ISO 14000 (Environmental Management).

26. Product Safety and Liability.

27. Roles and Professional Certifications for Safety and Health Personnel.

28. TSM: Safety Management in a Quality Management Setting.

29. Safety, Health, and Competition in the Global Marketplace.

30. Violence in the Workplace.