Safety At Work

by John Ridley, John Channing   2007  1056pp 
ISBN: 750680356


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Safety at Work is widely accepted as the most authoritative guide to safety and health in the workplace.

Its comprehensive coverage and academically rigorous approach make it essential reading for students on occupational safety and health courses at diploma, bachelor and master level, including the NEBOSH National Diploma.

Health and safety professionals turn to it for detailed coverage of the fundamentals and background of the field.

The seventh edition has been revised to cover recent changes in UK legislation and practice, including:

  • Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
  • Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
  • Waste regulations 2005, 2006
  • ISO 12100 Safety of Machinery - Basic concepts and general principles

Audience
Students on NEBOSH National Diploma & university undergraduate & postgraduate courses in occupational health & safety subjects. HSE practitioners; HR professionals; tutors and lecturers; HSE inspectors; environmental health officers.

Contents:

Law:
Explaining the law Principal health and safety Acts Influences on health and safety Law of contract Employment law Consumer protection Insurance cover and compensation Civil liability

The management of risk:
An introduction to risk management Principles of the management of risk Risk management: organisation and administration for safety Risk management: techniques and practices The collection and use of accident and incident data Practical safety management: systems and techniques The individual and safety Risk management and behaviour modification

Occupational health and hygiene:
The structure and functions of the human body Occupational diseases Occupational hygiene Radiation Noise and vibration Workplace pollution, heat and ventilation Lighting Applied ergonomics

Workplace safety:
Science in engineering safety Fire precautions Safe use of machinery Electricity Statutory examination of plant and equipment Safety on construction sites Managing chemical safety

The environment:
The environment: issues, concepts and strategies Environmental management systems Waste management Chemicals and the environment The environment at large

 


 

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