Safety at Work

Safety at Work


Edited by John R. Ridley, Edited by John Channing

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  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 1056 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 236mm x 48mm | 1,919g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0750680350
  • ISBN 13: 9780750680356
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 230 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 534,292

Product description

"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; and, ISO 12100 Safety of Machinery - basic concepts and general principles. This title provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of H&S management, updated to cover all the latest UK and EU regulations and directives. It is edited by two experienced and well-known H&S professionals, with contributions from leading experts in H&S research and practice. It is ideal reference for all students on degree level courses as well as for H&S and HR professionals.

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The definitive guide to health and safety at work

Table of 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 Appendices: The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Reading for the NEBOSH level 6 Diploma examination List of abbreviations Organisations providing safety information List of Statutes, Regulations and Orders List of Cases Index