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. The author examines accidents and their effects, theories of accident causation, the OSHA Act, standards, and liability, workers' compensation, ergonomic hazards, mechanical hazards and machine safeguarding, falling, impact, acceleration, industrial hygiene, safety analysis and prevention, accident investigation and reporting, ethics and safety, safety, health, and competition in the global marketplace and violence in the workplace. For safety directors and managers.
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Reflecting the dynamics of global competition, this state-of-the-art guide addresses the key issues relating specifically to modern workplace environments in the safety and health professions, and draws immediate connections between principles and their practices in the real world. Interjecting samples of real-life safety dilemmas throughout, the book concentrates on essential 'bottom-line' information, and presents material in an easy-to-use, check-list style. It treats such topics as: the OSHAct and OSHA; standards and codes; laws and liability; life safety; computers, robots, and automation; bloodborne pathogens in the workplace, and more. Third Edition highlights include the addition of at least one safety fact or safety myth to each chapter; fresh insights into repetitive strain/soft tissue injuries and on estimating the cost of accidents; OSHA Fall Protection standard and forklift safety as well as new material on ladder safety, footwear/foot protection, and proper lifting techniques; the latest on electromagnetic fields in the workplace; ISO 14000; plus a new chapter on the critical subject of workplace violence and the role of safety and health professionals in preventing it. Ideal for use in vocational-technical centers and corporate settings that offer programs, courses, workshops and/or seminars in Occupational Health and Safety.About the Author:
Dr. David Goetsch is Provost of the Joint Campus of the University of West Florida and Okaloosa-Walton College where he also serves as Professor of Quality and Safety Management. Before entering higher education full time in 1976, Dr. Goetsch worked in the private sector for eight years holding positions in engineering, quality management, and safety management. He also spent two year in the United States Marine Corps during the Viet Nam War. Upon entering higher education full time, Dr. Goetsch founded his own business consulting firm, David L. Goetsch and Associates. Through this firm, Dr. Goetsch continues to work with private sector companies providing them with consulting and training services in the areas of global competitiveness, quality, continual improvement, and safety.
Dr. Goetsch holds the following degrees: Associate of Science in Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, Master of Science in Business Management, Master of Science in Industrial Psychology, Master of Science in International Relations, Master of Science in Educational Leadership, and Ph.D. in Technical Education. His awards include: Outstanding Technical Program in the United States in 1984 as selected by the U.S. Department of Education; Outstanding Technical Educator of the Year in 1986 for the state of Florida; Outstanding Professor of the Year for the University of West Florida in 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1985; Economic Development Volunteer of the Year for Northwest Florida in 1992 and again in 1996; and Distinguished Alumnus of the University of West Florida.
Dr. Goetsch has written more than 40 books on various quality, safety, engineering, and business-related topics. All of his books are designed to help students, working professionals, or organizations continually improve their performance so as to be more competitive and more successful.
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