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The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety

E. Scott Dunlap
March 29, 2017

In most schools you will probably see one, if not all of the following: Metal detectors to prevent handguns and other weapons from being brought onto school property Students in standardized uniforms to prevent the appearance of gang affiliations Police officers patrolling the property to deter...

Hazardous Chemicals: Safety Management and Global Regulations

T.S.S. Dikshith
March 29, 2017

An easily accessible guide to scientific information, Hazardous Chemicals: Safety Management and Global Regulations covers proper management, precautions, and related global regulations on the safety management of chemical substances. The book helps workers and safety personnel prevent and minimize...

Accident/Incident Prevention Techniques, Second Edition

Charles D. Reese
March 29, 2017

Published more than ten years ago, the first edition of Accident/Incident Prevention Techniques provided clear, comprehensive guidance on how to mitigate the cost, in personnel and to the bottom line, of accidents/incidents in the workplace. Significantly revised and updated, this Second Edition...

Motor Fleet Safety and Security Management, Second Edition

Daniel E. Della-Giustina
March 29, 2017

In the almost ten years since the publication of the first edition of Motor Fleet Safety and Security Management, the availability of new methods of transportation has made travel faster, and consequently, safety and security have become more important and more complex. Businesses must now become...

Laser Safety: Tools and Training, Second Edition

Ken Barat
March 29, 2017

New chapters and updates highlight the second edition of Laser Safety: Tools and Training. This text provides background information relating to lasers and laser safety, and examines the components of laser work and laser safety from a different perspective. Written by a working laser safety...

Introduction to Risk and Failures: Tools and Methodologies

D. H. Stamatis
March 29, 2017

Risk is everywhere, in everything we do. Realizing this fact, we all must try to understand this "risk" and if possible to minimize it. This book expands the conversation beyond failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) techniques. While FMEA is indeed a powerful tool to forecast failures for both...

Prevention of Accidents and Unwanted Occurrences: Theory, Methods, and Tools in Safety Management, Second Edition

Urban Kjellen, Eirik Albrechtsen
March 14, 2017

This new edition comes after about 15 years of development in the field of safety science and practice. The book addresses the question of how to improve risk assessments, investigations, and organizational learning inside companies in order to prevent unwanted occurrences. The book helps the...

Engineering Systems Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance: An Integrated Approach

B.S. Dhillon
March 10, 2017

Today, engineering systems are an important element of the world economy and each year billions of dollars are spent to develop, manufacture, operate, and maintain various types of engineering systems around the globe. Many of these systems are highly sophisticated and contain millions of parts....

Investigating Human Error: Incidents, Accidents, and Complex Systems, Second Edition

Barry Strauch
February 22, 2017

In this book the author applies contemporary error theory to the needs of investigators and of anyone attempting to understand why someone made a critical error, how that error led to an incident or accident, and how to prevent such errors in the future. Students and investigators of human error...

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...

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