Physical Hazards of the Workplace

2nd Edition

Barry Spurlock

CRC Press
Published December 11, 2017
Reference - 282 Pages - 8 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466557031 - CAT# K15452
Series: Occupational Safety & Health Guide Series

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The recognition and control of  hazards in the work environment are the cornerstone of every company’s safety and health plan. Every workplace contains dangers, especially those devoted to technology, machinery, and potentially hazardous material. This book provides you with the information you need to understand the regulations that provide for facility safety and their successful implementation for profitable management of any business.


  • Explores both occupational and environmental hazards
  • Describes the workplace threats from machines, confined spaces, chemicals, personnel, cumulative trauma, environmental issues, electricity, noise, fire and explosion, and the risk of falling
  • Provides measures to protect the eyes, the head, the respiratory system, the circulatory system, and more
  • Details common fire protection countermeasures from an experienced firefighter and fire instructor
  • Addresses ladders, scaffolding and OSHA fall protection standards
  • Includes sections on PPE, laser safety, and forklifts


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