Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers (4th Edition)

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This textbook contains 30 chapters on the history and current state of occupational safety and health, the causes and consequences of accidents, the relevant laws and regulations, safety analysis, accident investigation, training, ethics, and specific concern areas. These include: ergonomics, stress, machine hazards, temperature extremes, pressure, electricity, fire, industrial hygiene, radiation, noise, emergencies, bloodborne pathogens, environmental safety, product safety, and violence. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers, Fourth Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of the information students and practitioners need to be well-informed safety and health professionals in today's rapidly changing, heavily regulated, and globally competitive work environment. All of the fundamental safety and health topics are covered at length. In addition, special attention is given to the following critical topics:

  • OSHA and the OSHAct
  • Standards and codes
  • Life safety
  • Laws and liability
  • Stress-related problems
  • Safety and health training
  • Total Safety Management (safety management in a TQM setting)
  • Environmental Issues and ISO 14000
  • Bloodborne pathogens (AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, etc.)
  • Product safety and liability
  • Ergonomics and safety
  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
  • Workplace violence and its prevention

About the Author:

David L. Goetsch is Provost of the joint campus of the University of West Florida and Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and professor of safety, quality, and environmental management. He also administers the state of Florida's Center for Manufacturing Competitiveness that is located on this campus. In addition, Dr. Goetsch is President of The Management Institute, a private consulting fine dedicated to the continual improvement of organizational competitiveness, safety, and quality. Dr. Goetsch is co-founder of The Quality Institute, a partnership of the University of West Florida, Okaloosa-Walton Community College, and the Okaloosa Economic Development Council. He currently serves on the executive board of the Institute.

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