Features new chapters on current developments like management systems, prevention by design, and statistics for safety and health.
A quick, easy-to-consult source of practical overviews on wide-ranging issues of concern for those responsible for the health and safety of workers This new and completely revised edition of the popular Handbook is an ideal, go-to resource for those who need to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control conditions that can cause injury or illness to employees in the workplace. Devised as a "how-to" guide, it offers a mix of theory and practice while adding new and timely topics to its core chapters, including prevention by design, product stewardship, statistics for safety and health, safety and health management systems, safety and health management of international operations, and EHS auditing. The new edition of Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health has been rearranged into topic sections to better categorize the flow of the chapters. Starting with a general introduction on management, it works its way up from recognition of hazards to safety evaluations and risk assessment. It continues on the health side beginning with chemical agents and ending with medical surveillance. The book also offers sections covering normal control practices, physical hazards, and management approaches (which focuses on legal issues and workers compensation). Features new chapters on current developments like management systems, prevention by design, and statistics for safety and health Written by a number of pioneers in the safety and health field Offers fast overviews that enable individuals not formally trained in occupational safety to quickly get up to speed Presents many chapters in a "how-to" format Featuring contributions from numerous experts in the field, Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health, 3rd Edition is an excellent tool for promoting and maintaining the physical, mental, and social well-being of workers in all occupations and is important to a company's financial, moral, and legal welfare.
Table of Contents
Contributors vii Foreword ix Part I Recognition and Control of Hazards 1 1. Recognition of Health Hazards in the Workplace 3 Martin R. Horowitz and Marilyn F. Hallock 2. Information Resources for Occupational Safety and Health Professionals 37 Ralph Stuart, James Stewart, and Robert Herrick 3. Ergonomics: Achieving System Balance Through Ergonomic Analysis and Control 49 Graciela M. Perez 4. Evaluation of Exposure to Chemical Agents 89 Jerry Lynch and Charles Chelton 5. Statistical Methods for Occupational Exposure Assessment 125 David L. Johnson 6. Evaluation and Management of Exposure to Infectious Agents 147 Janet M. Macher, Deborah Gold, Patricia Cruz, Jennifer L. Kyle, Timur S. Durrani, and Dennis Shusterman 7. Occupational Dermatoses 199 David E. Cohen 8. Indoor Air Quality in Nonindustrial Occupational Environments 231 Philip R. Morey and Richard Shaughnessy 9. Occupational Noise Exposure and Hearing Conservation 261 Charles P. Lichtenwalner and Kevin Michael 10. Heat Stress 335 Anne M. Venetta Richard and Ralph Collipi, Jr. 11. Radiation: Nonionizing and Ionizing Sources 359 Donald L. Haes, Jr., and Mitchell S. Galanek 12. Enterprise Risk Management: An Integrated Approach 381 Chris Laszcz?Davis 13. Safety and Health in Product Stewardship 425 Thomas Grumbles Part II General Control Practices 435 14. Prevention Through Design 437 Frank M. Renshaw 15. How to Select and Use Personal Protective Equipment 469 Richard J. Nill 16. Respiratory Protective Devices 495 James S. Johnson 17. How to Establish Industrial Loss Prevention and Fire Protection 531 Peter M. Bochnak 18. Philosophy and Management of Engineering Control 569 Pamela Greenley and William A. Burgess 19. Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Auditing 613 Andrew McIntyre, Harmony Scofield, and Steven Trammell Part III Management Approaches 639 20. Addressing Legal Requirements and Other Compliance Obligations 641 Thea Dunmire 21. Occupational Safety and Health Management 653 Fred A. Manuele 22. Effective Safety and Health Management Systems: Management Roles and Responsibilities 671 Fred A. Manuele 23. Safety and Health Management of International Operations 691 S. Z. Mansdorf 24. The Systems Approach to Managing Occupational Health and Safety 701 Victor M. Toy Index 717