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Workplace incidents and accidents affect businesses long after the incidents occur. The interruption of business activities and running equipment results in financial loss. Injuries suffered by people damage a business’s image and competitive edge, and demotivate employees.
By approaching safety risks in a measured, responsible manner, safety professionals and business owners can mitigate the occurrence of incidents and prevent them from happening in the workplace.
Identifying and understanding safety hazards form the pivot of all safety management theory and practice. This book, the first to clarify the true nature and characteristics of real safety hazards and the origins of safety risk, will assist safety practitioners to better understand safety risk assessment, safety management and safety auditing. This book is essential for everyone involved in the world of safety, whether medicine, hygiene, ergonomics, engineering, safety management and more.
The management of safety in the workplace remains a relevant topic of discussion even after all the years since workplace safety became a priority. This book sees a discussion of the essence of workplace safety, accountability within organisations, health and safety practices and safety control measures. Finally, this book takes a look at safety recognition and reward systems within organisations and how these systems promote safe work practices.
Occupational Health: Management and Practice for Health Professionals is a well-known and widely prescribed text in this discipline. The fifth edition has been updated to include the latest legislation and research concerning this subject. Drawing on their experience in the field of Occupational Health, the authors explain the relationship between work and health as a two-way process in which the working environment may affect the health of workers, and the workers' state of health may impact on their ability to do their jobs. The text gives clear guidelines on how to deal with this relationship. Occupational Health: Management and Practice for Health Professionals has been written to meet the needs of anyone working in this field, but particularly those completing the occupational health component of a basic healthcare programme or pursuing a career in occupational health practice. This new edition has also been peer reviewed by experts in the field.
In this edition of Occupational Health and Safety Management, the authors aim at validating the concept of safety ownership and the application of safety excellence. The book highlights the roles and functions of a safety practitioner and focuses on the legal requirements and applications of providing a healthy and safe workplace. The authors discuss hazard identification, at-risk behaviour, and behaviour-based safety and risk assessment, through a health and safety management approach.
Supervising Safety is about the implementation of safety measures in an organisation. The book looks at safety theory where it makes the most difference - as it is applied in the workplace. Safety officers are central to the practical application of safety, and their role is clearly spelt out. The goals of the safety supervisor are outlines and one chapter is devoted to the role of ergonomics in the workplace. Readers are also shown how to identify and evaluate hazards in the workplace, develop an employee safety programme and safely handle materials in storage. This book includes: Clearly defined learning outcomes at the start of each chapter to help readers navigate the contents; Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter to test the reader's understanding of the material; Examples relevant to the South African business environment.
Increased tourism has turned the food service and hospitality industry into one of our economy's fastest-growing sectors. This growth presents new challenges to food-handling professionals throughout the industry. This second edition of The Hospitality Industry Handbook on Hygiene and Safety has incorporated additional content and features to reflect the fast-moving changes and to benefit both students and employees of the hospitality industry.
The investigations of accidents and incidents is a core part of the field of safety management and this book sees a discussion of accidents and incidents and the legislation relevant to preventing, investigating and reporting these incidents. The author also takes a look at accident causation theories, accidents and their effects, accident prevention and reporting. The economic impact of accidents and incidents warrants a commitment to understanding and preventing these accidents and incidents and this book provides the knowledge with which this can be achieved.
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the workplace is not only a strategic priority in terms of moral or social responsibility, it is also an obligation regulated and governed by law. A well-designed manufacturing process (the operations system) must be both productive and safe, without potential physical, emotional and mental health risks. OSH management has become a very complex multi-functional science within operations management and total quality management (TQM). It focuses on a non-legalistic approach whereby the organisational culture fosters spontaneous OSH and a high quality of work life. This is done by using a TQM approach, based on a functional TQM model.
The CDM Regulations require all those involved in construction to adopt an integrated approach to health and safety management. This Procedures Manual provides a documentation system for compliance with the statutory requirements. It is being thoroughly revised to take account of major changes to the CDM Regulations 2015.
This new edition of EIS: Legislation Health and Safety and the Environment is the first of nine workbooks from the highly successful Electrical Installation Series. This workbook covers all the information required to complete the Health and Safety Legislation and Environmental Legislation units as part of the Level 3 Diploma for City and Guilds(2357) and EAL equivalent qualifications. The nine studybooks are endorsed by The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and cover all core Level 3 S/NVQ Diploma units and are mapped to the National Occupational Standards. The modular, hands-on approach is designed to clearly explain all the key concepts so learners gain all the necessary theoretical and practical skills required for each unit. The expert author team bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to each publication all brought to life by full-colour diagrams, images and photographs. Students can use one book per unit as a complete study resource to support learning in the classroom, at work and for personal study at home. These spiral bound, write-it studybooks are the ideal course companion for any aspiring electrician.
Quick Selection Guide to Chemical Protective Clothing provides the reader with the latest information on Selection, Care and Use of Chemical Protective garments and gloves. Topics in the widely-used reference guide include Selection and Use of Chemical Protective Clothing, Chemical Index, Selection Recommendations, Glossary, Standards for Chemical Protective Clothing, Manufactures of Chemical Protective Clothing and European requirements for chemical resistant gloves. The key feature of the book is the color-coded selection recommendations. The red, yellow or green indications are highly appreciated by the users. This sixth edition of the Quick Selection Guide to Chemical Protective Clothing has been updated, to include approximately 1,000 chemicals/chemical brands or mixture of chemicals more than twice the information provided in the original edition. The performance of 9 generic materials and 32 proprietary barriers are compared against the 21 standard test chemicals listed in ASTM F1001. The color-coded recommendations against the broader list of materials now contain 27 representative barrier materials. This best selling pocket guide is the an essential field source for HazMat teams, spill responder, safety professionals, chemists and chemical engineers, industrial hygienists, supervisors, purchase agents, salespeople and other users of chemical protective clothing.
This heavily illustrated publication is aimed at people carrying out asbestos surveys and people with specific responsibilities for managing asbestos in non-domestic premises under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The book covers competence and quality assurance and surveys, including: survey planning, carrying out surveys, the survey report and the dutyholder's use of the survey information. It includes extensive appendices and references.
A framework for formalizing risk management thinking in today's complex business environment
Security Risk Management Body of Knowledge details the security risk management process in a format that can easily be applied by executive managers and security risk management practitioners. Integrating knowledge, competencies, methodologies, and applications, it demonstrates how to document and incorporate best-practice concepts from a range of complementary disciplines.
Developed to align with International Standards for Risk Management?such as ISO 31000?it enables professionals to apply security risk management (SRM) principles to specific areas of practice. Guidelines are provided for: Access Management; Business Continuity and Resilience; Command, Control, and Communications; Consequence Management and Business Continuity Management; Counter-Terrorism; Crime Prevention through Environmental Design; Crisis Management; Environmental Security; Events and Mass Gatherings; Executive Protection; Explosives and Bomb Threats; Home-Based Work; Human Rights and Security; Implementing Security Risk Management; Intellectual Property Protection; Intelligence Approach to SRM; Investigations and Root Cause Analysis; Maritime Security and Piracy; Mass Transport Security; Organizational Structure; Pandemics; Personal Protective Practices; Psych-ology of Security; Red Teaming and Scenario Modeling; Resilience and Critical Infrastructure Protection; Asset-, Function-, Project-, and Enterprise-Based Security Risk Assessment; Security Specifications and Postures; Security Training; Supply Chain Security; Transnational Security; and Travel Security.
Security Risk Management Body of Knowledge is supported by a series of training courses, DVD seminars, tools, and templates. This is an indispensable resource for risk and security professional, students, executive management, and line managers with security responsibilities.
Are you complying with health and safety regulations in the workplace? Making mistakes in many areas of health and safety can be both incredibly dangerous and hugely costly. So what can you do to avoid hazards and expensive, time-consuming legal battles? That's where Health & Safety at Work For Dummies comes in. Cutting through the clutter, it provides you with the practical, must-know information you need to ensure your workplace is a suitably safe environment that complies with government health and safety rules and regulations. Did you know that in 2014, 1.2 million working people suffered from work-related illnesses, 2,535 mesothelioma deaths occurred due to past asbestos exposure and 133 workers were killed on the job? The list goes on and the statistics are staggering. Health & Safety at Work For Dummies shows you how to keep your employees safe from becoming another statistic in this frightening data. Arming you with critical information needed to adhere to health and safety regulations, it offers expert guidance on managing and implementing health and safety in your business, controlling workplace risks, going the extra mile in following orders and much more. * Offers an easy-to-follow overview for getting started with health and safety * Provides tips and advice for planning your health and safety management * Includes guidance on monitoring and reviewing your health and safety systems * Clearly demonstrates how to organize and motivate your workforce to comply with rules and regulations You can't afford to run a business that doesn't provide a safe work environment. Be smart, safe and proactive with the help of this essential guide.
This second edition of Risk Assessments: Questions and Answers covers the latest legislation and aims to provide the necessary guidance to assess risk effectively. It offers readers comprehensive best practice guidance to interpreting the many queries which arise from official legislation. The book includes templates and checklist pro-formas to enable readers to complete these effectively, as well as practical case studies to aid the reader in their understanding and implementation of the legislation.
Smart technologies comprise a dynamic new interdisciplinary research field that encompasses a wide spectrum of engineering applications including, but not limited to, intelligent structures and materials, actuators, sensors and structural observability, control systems and software tools for the design of adaptive structures. Smart technologies focus on the issues surrounding the safety and integrity of engineering systems.
Smart Technologies for Safety Engineering presents the achievements of ten years of research from the Smart-Tech Centre applied to some of the key issues of safety engineering. Results presented include:
Original methods and software tools for modelling, design, simulation and control of adaptive structures and applicability of the adaptive concept to the design of structures for extreme loads;
Application of the smart-tech concept to hot research topics and emerging engineering issues including health monitoring of structures and engineering systems, monitoring of loading conditions, automatic structural adaptation to unpredictable, randomly changing dynamic conditions and the optimal design of adaptive structures and engineering systems;
Numerically efficient and original software packages that can be used for the design of adaptive, as well as passive (without control devices) structures.
The Virtual Distortion Method, which has been developed especially for fast reanalysis of structures and systems and exact sensitivity analysis, allowing for effective modelling, design, health monitoring and control of smart engineering systems.
The original research and practical applications in Smart Technologies for Safety Engineering will appeal to abroad spectrum of engineers, researchers, professors and graduate students involved in the research, design and development of widely understood adaptronics and mechatronics, including smart structures and materials, adaptive impact absorption, health and load monitoring, vibration control, vibroacoustics and related issues.
The Good HSE Book is a complete guide to the process of creating a practical and implementable HSE Management System applicable to projects in the oil and gas industry. Your HSE professional is required to fulfil legislation, demonstrate compliance, discover risk, develop processes, plans and procedures and be self-accountable. He also has the job of bringing together everyone from the most senior manager to the most junior employee in service of "Good HSE", for each person has a part to play. The Good HSE Book chapters take the reader through all the stages of HSE Management system development. How to define system structure and populate. The activities needed to fulfil regulations. The tools and techniques to use that enable understanding of risk. It provides examples of required processes, plans procedures and explains their implementation. Most importantly, through application of coaching techniques, it provides the means to encourage participation, motivate actions and gain understanding of roles, fundamental for HSE success. After all, to understand the consequences of getting it wrong, simply refer to the Piper Alpha disaster from which we learned so much. Controversially, it provides guidance for recognising the traits of those people who can jeopardise Good HSE. This may be due to out-dated ingrained beliefs, laziness or that they simply don't want to take part. The inclusive coaching techniques may gain their alignment but if not, a consciousness of the problem will inevitably promote appropriate action.
This text provides guidance on assessing hazards and risks in the animal laboratory and how to eliminate or minimize them. It covers the extent and range of hazards in animal facilities, including the physical problems asscoaited with building and plant. The contributors tackle specific areas of concern such as infection, allergy, genetic manipulation, chemicals and radiation. Guidance on safety management and the law is also provided. The book emphasizes that each facility is unique and must be assessed locally by persons familiar with each aspect.
There is growing concern globally over issues of aviation safety. Awareness of previous failures and their causes is one of the most important factors in determining risks and hazards in any new operational systems. This requires experience of accidents and failures across a broad spectrum of complex systems. Every accident occurs as a result of a chain of errors, and if one of the 'links' making up that chain can be broken, the accident might be prevented - and becomes merely an 'incident'. If you collect detailed data from a range of 'incidents', relating to how they occurred, and develop a consistent method for analysing that data, you can create a potentially valuable resource to assist in accident prevention.This interesting publication proposes an original and structured approach to accident prevention. In an interesting and readable collection of accounts of major accidents, drawn mainly from the aviation industry, the author investigates incident reports analytically and reveals the critical information hidden therein that could avert a full-blown accident or disaster. She applies an innovative analytical technique - multi-dimensional analysis of incident reports (MAIR), using a particular model (Quantification Method III) to validate the results and focus upon individual components identified within the causal chain of events that precede an accident. She advocates wider acceptance and use of IRAS (Incident Report Analysing System), ideally administered by a neutral and independent body, to help prevent accidents not only in aviation but in relation to all complex systems, such as nuclear power plants.This comprehensive text offers aviation industry personnel, as well as those involved more generally with safety, risk assessment, and accident prevention in other industries, an inclusive understanding of the accident causation chain, events contributing to that chain, and a method for identifying and eliminating causal factors in a pro-active way. This book provides a comprehensive explanation of the accident causation chain, events contributing to that chain, and methods for identifying and eliminating causal factors in a pro-active way. It proposes an original and structured approach to accident prevention. It presents case studies from a wide range of internationally infamous aviation accidents. It discusses and advocates the wider acceptance and use of IRAS (Incident Report Analysing System).
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