Safety and Health Essentials is the leading introductory guide to industrial safety and health. Written by a team of specialist contributors, under the editorship of William Martin, the book covers all aspects of safety management and will be a companion to the more detailed treatment found in Industrial Safety & Hygiene Handbooks. The book is most useful to small companies that do not have or cannot afford a full-time safety officer and to business managers and human resources staff who have responsibilities for health and safety issues in the workplace. The book will cover all the most recent developments in health and safety laws, standards, techniques, and practices.

Key Features

Provides a leading introductory guide to industrial safety and health Specialist contributors cover all aspects of safety management, including recent developments in the field Offers an extremely useful tool to business managers and human resources staff with health and safety responsibilities, as well as to small companies that cannot afford a full-time safety officer


Safety engineers--student and professional Industrial hygienists Occupational health and safety professionals

Table of Contents

The Safety and Health Program; Essential Processes in Hazard Control; Hazard Analysis; Safety Committees; Accident Investigation Techniques; Safety and Health Inspection Techniques; Principles of Good Shop Planning; Safe Working Surfaces; Maintaining the Small Business Work Area; Illumination and Color Safety; Fire Protection; Health Hazards; Personal protective Equipment, Machine Guarding; Welding and Cutting Operations; Electrical Safety; Controlling Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens; Lockout/Tagout; Behavior Change Methods; Violence in the Workplace; Asbestos Safety; Construction Safety; Hazardous Waste Operations; Noise and Hearing Conservation; Confined Spaces; Appendix A-Model Policy Statements; Appendix B-Self-Inspection Check Lists; Appendix C-Codes of Safe Practices; Index


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© 2001
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About the authors

William Martin

Affiliations and Expertise

PE-Environmental Health Engineer, Health and Safety Consultant