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Safety at Work / Edition 7

Safety at Work / Edition 7

by John Channing, John Ridley


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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

  • ISO 12100 Safety of Machinery - Basic concepts and general principles

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750680356
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/06/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1056
Product dimensions: 6.59(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.87(d)

About the Author

John Channing M.Sc. (Chemistry), M.Sc. (Safety), LRIC., FIOSH. worked for 40 years as a safety professional with an international company. He has presented at national and international conferences and was a speaker at the World Congress of Safety and Health at Work in 2005. His employment majored on safety but environmental issues were subsequently added to his brief. His work focussed on methods and techniques that were used by non-professional people to improve the safety and environment of employees and public alike.

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The definitive guide to health and safety at work, covers all aspects of safety management.

Table of Contents

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
Noise and vibration
Workplace pollution, heat and ventilation
Applied ergonomics
Workplace safety:
Science in engineering safety
Fire precautions
Safe use of machinery
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
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

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