The Basics of Occupational Safety (3e) : 9780134678719

The Basics of Occupational Safety (3e)

 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780134678719
ISBN 10
 
0134678710
Published
 
11/01/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
528
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$225.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in industrial safety and industrial safety and health.

Complete guide to basic workplace safety, across technical fields

The Basics of Occupational Safety fills the need for a practical teaching resource introducing students to the basics of workplace safety. In his hallmark easy-to-read style, Goetsch examines the latest standards of OSHA, NIOSH, and other US regulatory bodies in the context of new and emerging industry trends. The text suits students in secondary and postsecondary technical programs who need one occupational safety course, such as students of manufacturing, welding, carpentry, and electronics.

The 3rd edition is a major revision encompassing new and revised regulations and other updates of importance to students of occupational safety and health.

Table of contents
  • CHAPTER 1: SAFETY AND HEALTH MOVEMENT, THEN AND NOW
  • CHAPTER 2: ACCIDENTS AND THEIR EFFECTS
  • CHAPTER 3: THEORIES OF ACCIDENT CAUSATION
  • CHAPTER 4: ROLES AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
  • CHAPTER 5: THE OSH ACT, STANDARDS, AND LIABILITY
  • CHAPTER 6: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
  • CHAPTER 7: ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND REPORTING
  • CHAPTER 8: ERGONOMIC HAZARDS: MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS (MSDs) AND CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS (CTDs)
  • CHAPTER 9: STRESS AND SAFETY
  • CHAPTER 10: MECHANICAL HAZARDS AND MACHINE SAFEGUARDING
  • CHAPTER 11: FALLING, IMPACT, ACCELERATION, AND VISION HAZARDS WITH APPROPRIATE PPE
  • CHAPTER 12: HAZARDS OF TEMPERATURE EXTREMES
  • CHAPTER 13: PRESSURE HAZARDS
  • CHAPTER 14: ELECTRICAL HAZARDS
  • CHAPTER 15: FIRE HAZARDS AND LIFE SAFETY
  • CHAPTER 16: INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE AND CONFINED SPACES
  • CHAPTER 17: VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
  • CHAPTER 18: NOISE AND VIBRATION HAZARDS
  • CHAPTER 19: PREPARING FOR EMERGENCIES, DISASTERS, AND TERRORISM
  • CHAPTER 20: BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS AND BACTERIAL HAZARDS IN THE WORKPLACE
New to this edition
  • Concise yet comprehensive coverage of the field’s latest issues and trends:

    • New standards in OSHA (including 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926), EPA, NFPA, and ANSI/NFSI appear wherever they have been established or revised, preparing students to comply with the latest regulations and best practices.

  • Real-world applications:

    • Analysis of the employee’s role in safety in all work sectors, including manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and healthcare, now appears in the text.

    • An abundance of practical strategies for stress reduction and ergonomics assessment have been added to the new edition.

  • Text-specific pedagogical tools:

    • Instructional materials at the end of each chapter and on the text’s website have been revised, including its chapter summaries, key terms and phrases, and review questions.

    • Instructor resources for each chapter have been revised, including an instructor’s guide, a test bank, and PowerPoint® lecture notes.

    • Photographs throughout the text have been updated to reflect the latest technologies in the field.

Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition. Also view a sample chapter.
Features & benefits
  • Concise yet comprehensive coverage of the field’s latest issues and trends:

    • Updated - New standards in OSHA (including 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926), EPA, NFPA, and ANSI/NFSI appear wherever they have been established or revised, preparing students to comply with the latest regulations and best practices.

    • Thorough coverage of all core topics required in a safety and health course helps students master key concepts such as hazard analysis and prevention, industrial hygiene and confined spaces, robots and automation, bloodborne pathogens and bacterial hazards, and ergonomics.

    • An examination of safety issues not covered in OSHA exposes students to ethics in safety, Total Safety Management, safety-first corporate culture, safety as a strategy for global competitiveness, professional certifications, terrorism in the workplace, and history of the safety movement.

  • Real-world applications:

    • New - Analysis of the employee’s role in safety in all work sectors, including manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and healthcare, now appears in the text.

    • New - An abundance of practical strategies for stress reduction and ergonomics assessment have been added to the new edition.

    • Case studies examine a wide range of contemporary safety and health issues, while promoting critical thinking and active classroom discussion.

    • Safety Facts & Fines sections link regulations to the workplace and illuminate the costs of violation.

  • Text-specific pedagogical tools:

    • Updated - Instructional materials at the end of each chapter.

    • Updated - Photographs throughout the text have been updated to reflect the latest technologies in the field.

Author biography

Dr. David L. Goetsch is Vice-President Emeritus and Professor of Safety and Quality Management at Northwest Florida State College, where he has served for 40 years. He is the author of numerous Pearson books. In addition to Occupational Safety and Health, 9th Edition, he is also the author of The Basics of Occupational Safety, 3rd Edition; Construction Safety and the OSHA Standards, 2nd Edition; Quality Management for Organizational Excellence, 8th Edition; and numerous others. He has been America’s Outstanding Technical Instructor of the Year and Florida’s Outstanding Technical Instructor of the Year. In 2016, he was inducted into the Florida Veteran’s Hall of Fame for significant contributions to higher education for veterans in Florida.

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