Safety and Health for Engineers

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The essential guide to blending safety and health with economical engineering

Over time, the role of the engineer has evolved into a complex combination of duties and responsibilities. Modern engineers are required not only to create products and environments, but to make them safe and economical as well. Safety and Health for Engineers, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide that helps engineers reconcile safety and economic concerns using the latest cost-effective methods of ensuring safety in all facets of their work. It addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition, the human element of safety, and techniques for managing safety in engineering decisions. Like its successful predecessor, this Second Edition contains a broad range of topics and examples, detailed references to information and standards, real-world application exercises, and a significant bibliography of books for each chapter.

Inside this indispensable resource, you'll find:
* The duties and legal responsibilities for which engineers are accountable
* Updated safety laws and regulations and their enforcement agencies
* An in-depth study of hazards and their control
* A thorough discussion of human behavior, capabilities, and limitations
* Key instruction on managing safety and health through risk management, safety analyses, and safety plans and programs

Additionally, Safety and Health for Engineers includes the latest legal considerations, new risk analysis methods, system safety and decision-making tools, and today's concepts and methods in ergonomic design. It also contains revised reference figures and tables, OSHA permissible exposure limits, and updated examples and exercises taken from real cases that challenged engineering designs. Written for engineers, plant managers, safety professionals, and students, Safety and Health for Engineers, Second Edition provides the information and tools you need to unite health and safety with economical engineering for safer technological solutions.

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About the Author:

ROGER L. BRAUER, PhD, is an inductee of the Safety and Health Hall of Fame International and a Fellow of the American Society of Safety Engineers. He has been a professor of safety engineering for twenty years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Brauer is also a former vice president of professional development for the American Society of Safety Engineers, and author of six books and numerous papers. He was principal investigator at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, Illinois, for twenty years.

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"I recommend this book for all university libraries where engineering, of any type, is being taught." (E-STREAMS, June 2007)

"...Brauer has written a comprehensive guide that helps engineers reconcile safety and economic concerns using the latest cost-methods of insuring safety in all facets of their work..." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, September 1, 2006)

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