Occupational Health & Safety

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Security Manager's Guide to Disasters: Managing Through Emergencies, Violence, and Other Workplace Threats

Anthony D. Manley
July 13, 2017

Terrorist or criminal attack, fire emergency, civil or geographic disruption, or major electrical failure—recent years have witnessed an increase in the number of natural disasters and man-made events that have threatened the livelihoods of businesses and organizations worldwide. Security Manager’s...

Information Technology in Medical Diagnostics

Waldemar Wójcik, Andrzej Smolarz
July 11, 2017

For many centuries, people have tried to learn about the state of their health. Initially, in the pre-technological period, they had to rely only on their senses. Then there were simple tools to help the human senses. The discovery of X-rays, which allowed people to look “inside” the body, turned...

Cognition, Assessment and Debriefing in Aviation

Wolff-Michael Roth
July 06, 2017

Debriefing is a major component of the job in many high-risk industries where errors can have considerable, often deadly consequences, including combat, surgery, and aviation. Although there exists considerable literature on debriefing, recent reviews of the literature suggest (a) shortcomings in...

Environmental and Human Health: Risk Management in Developing Countries

Eddie N. Laboy-Nieves, Mattheus F.A. Goosen, Evens Emmanuel
June 21, 2017

Many countries experience lack of harmony among economic development, environmental management and human health. As a consequence, public health, the integrity of ecosystems, and the efforts to reach environmental sustainability, have been adversely affected. The complexity, frequency and magnitude...

Handbook of Chemicals and Safety

T.S.S. Dikshith
June 16, 2017

A host of chemical substances have become essential parts of human activities and requirements for societal development. Any kind of misuse and/or negligence in handling these substances can cause health disorders, poisoning, and fatalities among unprotected workers and members of the public...

Human Reliability Assessment Theory and Practice

Anthony J. Spurgin
June 14, 2017

A continually evolving discipline, human reliability assessment (HRA) has elements of controversy from the definition of terms to the application of appropriate methods for the representation of human failure probability. The idea that human error is a random event is falling out of favor and the...

Loss Prevention and Safety Control: Terms and Definitions

Dennis P. Nolan
June 14, 2017

An encyclopedic, A-Z listing of terminology, Loss Prevention and Safety Control: Terms and Definitions addresses the need for a comprehensive reference that provides a complete and sufficient description of the terminology used in the safety/loss prevention field. Fostering clarity in communication...

Advances in Ergonomics Modeling and Usability Evaluation

Halimahtun Khalid, Alan Hedge, Tareq Z. Ahram
June 07, 2017

Taking the field of human factors and ergonomics beyond state of the art, this volume focuses on advances in the use of ergonomics modeling and on the evaluation of usability, which is a critical aspect of any human-technology system. The research described in the book's 70 chapters is an outcome...

Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare

Vincent G. Duffy
June 07, 2017

Based on recent research, this book discusses how to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care through the application of human factors and ergonomics principles. It provides guidance for those involved with the design and application of systems and devices for...

Marine Navigation: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav 2017), June 21-23, 2017, Gdynia, Poland

Adam Weintrit
June 07, 2017

The 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav 2017) will take place on June 21-23 in Gdynia, Poland. Main themes of this conference include: electronic navigation, route planning, mathematical models, methods and algorithms, ships manoeuvring,...

Safety of Sea Transportation: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav 2017), June 21-23, 2017, Gdynia, Poland

Adam Weintrit, Tomasz Neumann
June 07, 2017

Safety of Sea Transportation is the second of two Conference Proceedings of TransNav 2017, June 21-23 in Gdynia, Poland. Safety of Sea Transportation will focus on the following themes:Sustainability, intermodal and multimodal transportationSafety and hydrodynamic study of hydrotechnical...

Occupational Safety and Health: Fundamental Principles and Philosophies

Charles D. Reese
June 05, 2017

Most occupational safety and health books explain how to apply concepts, principles, elements, tools of prevention and develop interventions, and initiatives to mitigate occupational injuries, illnesses and deaths. This is not a how-to book. It is a book that addresses the philosophical basis for...