Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers

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Known for its comprehensive coverage, this book covers all aspects of occupational safety and health in today’s global workplace.  The book follows a logical sequence that provides a historical perspective and overview, covers the laws and regulations, discusses the human element, examines hazard assessment, prevention, and control, and covers management of safety and health. This edition features updated OSHA standards and contemporary topics such as safety culture, safety’s role in global competitiveness, workplace violence, natural disasters and terrorism. Includes the most up-to-date coverage of occupational safety and health, including: The global impact of accidents and injuries; Obesity and accident causation; Common accident investigation mistakes to avoid; Participatory ergonomics; Preventing arc flash injuries; Emergency planning for workers with disabilities; Safely resuming business after a disaster; Occupational safety and health management systems (OSHMS); Safety as a promotion tool. An excellent reference for all industries.

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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.

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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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