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Creative Safety Solutions, Second Edition

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Thomas D Schneid
September 25, 2015

In today's rapidly changing workplace, safety and loss prevention professionals cannot always "go by the book" for the answers to new and unique problems and issues. When there is no tried-and-true solution to a problem, safety and loss prevention professionals must think outside of the box of conve...

Human Safety and Risk Management: A Psychological Perspective, Third Edition

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A. Ian Glendon, Sharon Clarke
October 22, 2015

The third edition of a bestseller, Human Safety and Risk Management: A Psychological Perspective incorporates a decade of new research and development to provide you with a comprehensive and contemporary guide to the psychology of risk and workplace safety. A major enhancement is reflected in the ne...

Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach, Third Edition

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Charles D. Reese
July 6, 2015

Reflecting changes in the current health and safety landscape, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach, Third Edition includes examples and tools to facilitate development and implementation of a safety and health management approach. This how-to book is not just an informati...

Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide, Second Edition

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W. David Yates
February 24, 2015

While there are numerous technical resources available, often you have to search through a plethora of them to find the information you use on a daily basis. And maintaining a library suitable for a comprehensive practice can become quite costly. The new edition of a bestseller, Safety Professional'...

Human Error in Process Plant Design and Operations: A Practitioner’s Guide

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J. Robert Taylor
December 11, 2015

In contrast to nuclear plants and aerospace systems, human error is largely ignored in quantitative risk assessment for petroleum and chemical plants. Because of this, current risk analysis methods are able to calculate and predict only about one-third of the accidents happening in practice. Human E...

Fitting the Human: Introduction to Ergonomics / Human Factors Engineering, Seventh Edition

Karl H.E. Kroemer
January 10, 2017

This new edition undergraduate introductory textbook follows the motto of the previous versions: "Solid information, easy-to-read, easy to understand, easy to apply." The aim remains the same: "Human engineering" workplaces, tools, machinery, computers, lighting, shiftwork, work demands, the...

Chemical Sensitivity and Sick-Building Syndrome

Yukio Yanagisawa, Hiroshi Yoshino, Satoshi Ishikawa, Mikio Miyata
January 06, 2017

Written by multidisciplinary experts in medicine, chemistry, and architecture, this book examines chemical sensitivity (CS). In 15 chapters fitted to 15 lectures, it discusses not only the medical explanation, but also the environmental factors of this hypersensitive reaction, such as chemistry and...

Airborne Occupational Hazards in Sewer Systems

Amy Forsgren, Kristina Brinck
December 01, 2016

Sewer systems fall into the category "out of sight, out of mind" – they seldom excite interest. But when things go wrong with the air in the sewer system, they go very wrong. Consequences can be dramatic and devastating: sewer workers killed instantly by poisonous gas when they lift a sewer lid, or...

Risk-based, Management-led, Audit-driven, Safety Management Systems

Ron C. McKinnon
December 01, 2016

Risk-based, Management-led, Audit-driven, Safety Management Systems, explains what a safety management system (SMS) is, and how it reduces risk in order to prevent accidental losses in an organization. It advocates the integration of safety and health into the day-to-day management of the...

Risk Analysis and Management of Repetitive Actions: A Guide for Applying the OCRA System (Occupational Repetitive Actions), Third Edition

Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti
November 08, 2016

This book covers the application of the OCRA (Occupational Repetitive Actions) method. The methods make up a system dedicated to the analysis and management of the risk of biomechanical overload of the upper limbs. The book focuses on the OCRA checklist which presents various models from the most...

Just Culture: Restoring Trust and Accountability in Your Organization, Third Edition

Sidney Dekker
October 24, 2016

A just culture is a culture of trust, learning and accountability. It is particularly important when an incident has occurred; when something has gone wrong. How do you respond to the people involved? What do you do to minimize the negative impact, and maximize learning? This third edition of...

Quality-I Is Safety-ll: The Integration of Two Management Systems

Sasho Andonov
October 24, 2016

This book deals with the present and future situation with Quality and Safety management Systems (QMS and SMS). It presents new ideas, points to the basic misunderstandings in the two management systems, and covers a wide range of industries, as well as providing a practical assessment of...

Fall Prevention and Protection: Principles, Guidelines, and Practices

Hongwei Hsiao, PhD
October 20, 2016

This book covers a wealth of knowledge from experts and informed stakeholders on the best ways to understand, prevent, and control fall-related risk exposures. Featured are subjects on: (1) a public health view of fall problems and strategic goals; (2) the sciences behind human falls and injury...

Design Error: A Human Factors Approach

Ronald William Day
September 16, 2016

This book shows how to identify potential design errors and modify procedures in the design process to mitigate design-induced error. Real life examples are used to demonstrate the points being made. Many of the concerns raised in the book have come from a worldwide study conducted with designers,...

Researching Patient Safety and Quality in Healthcare: A Nordic Perspective

Karina Aase, Lene Schibevaag
August 17, 2016

Researching Patient Safety and Quality in Health Care: A Nordic Perspective is an anthology based on contributions from leading researchers on quality and safety in healthcare in the Nordic countries together with four internationally renowned patient safety authors. Research on patient safety and...

Ergonomic Workplace Design for Health, Wellness, and Productivity

Alan Hedge
July 14, 2016

Even with today’s mobile technology, most work is still undertaken in a physical workplace. Today’s workplaces need to be healthy environments that minimize the risks of illnesses or injuries to occupants to compete in the marketplace. This necessitates the application of good ergonomics design...

Decision-Making in High Risk Organizations Under Stress Conditions

Anthony J. Spurgin, David W. Stupples
July 14, 2016

This book discusses management decision-making under accident conditions as a vehicle to confirm the importance of clear decision-making guided by a systems approach on how an organization functions related to the role of managers, operators, and the operation of the plant. The book shows how to...

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