Industrial Hazard and Safety Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408003049, 9781483102191

Industrial Hazard and Safety Handbook

1st Edition

(Revised impression)

Authors: Ralph W King John Magid
eBook ISBN: 9781483102191
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 29th March 1979
Page Count: 842
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Industrial Hazard and Safety Handbook (Revised Impression) describes and exposes the main hazards found in industry, with emphasis on how these hazards arise, are ignored, are identified, are eliminated, or are controlled. These hazard conditions can be due to human stresses (for example, insomnia), unsatisfactory working environments, as well as secret industrial processes. The book reviews the cost of accidents, human factors, inspections, insurance, legal aspects, planning for major emergencies, organization, and safety measures. The text discusses regulations, codes of practice, site layout, causes of building failure, condition monitoring, non-destructive testing, hazard analysis, and equipment design. The working environment of employees covers air and breathing, lighting and vision, noise and hearing, heat and comfort, fatigue and rest breaks, industrial hygiene and toxicology, or personal protective clothing and devices. The text also points out that some common industrial hazards are due to poor housekeeping (greasy floors, scattered tools), slipped disc (due to wrong handling of heavy loads), falls, falling objects, static electricity, lifting tackles, and wheeled transport inside factories. The book is intended for safety specialists, managers, and engineers responsible for design, production, inspection and maintenance in industry. The book will also be helpful for insurers or lawyers whose work is concerned with industrial accidents and their consequences.

Table of Contents

1 People, Profits and Safety

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Definitions

1.3 The Cost of Accidents

1.4 Safety Responsibility and Organization

1.5 Accident Reports, Records and Analyses

1.6 Workers or Machines?

1.7 Human Factors, Selection and Training

1.8 Working Hours, Incentives and Outside Influences

1.9 Safety Inspections and Audits

1.10 Insurance and Compensation

1.11 Legal Aspects and Inquiries

1.12 Secrecy

1.13 Planning for Major Emergencies

2 Design Construction Inspection and Maintenance

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Regulations and Codes of Practice

2.3 Site Situation

2.4 Site Layout and Planning

2.5 Layout and Design of Buildings and Plant

2.6 Building Design and Fire Protection

2.7 Some Causes of Building Failure

2.8 Oil and Chemical Plant

2.9 Hazard Analysis and Plant and Equipment Design

2.10 Condition Monitoring and Non-Destructive Testing

2.11 Inspection and Maintenance

3 The Working Environment

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Air and Breathing

3.3 Lighting and Vision

3.4 Noise and Hearing

3.5 Vibration

3.6 Heat and Comfort

3.7 Ergonomics

3.8 Fatigue and Rest Breaks

3.9 Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology

3.10 Personal Protective Clothing and Devices

3.11 Locker, Dressing and Washing Rooms

4 Fire, Explosion and Implosion Hazards

4.1 Introduction, Implosition and Similar Hazards

4.2 Explosion Hazards

4.3 Fire Hazards

5 Common Industrial Hazards

5.1 Poor Housekeeping

5.2 The Slipped Disc Syndrome


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Ralph W King

John Magid

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