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Safety and Health for Engineers / Edition 3

Safety and Health for Engineers / Edition 3

by Roger L. Brauer
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Safety and Health for Engineers, 3rd Edition, addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition and control, and techniques for managing safety decisions, as well as:

  • Completely revises and updates all 38 chapters in the book
  • New edition adds more than 110 stories and cases from practice to illustrate various topics or issues
  • New topics on adapting to new safety concerns that arise from technology innovations; convergence of safety, health and environmental departments in many organizations; the concept of prevention through design; and emphasis on safety management systems and risk management and analysis
  • Includes learning exercises and computational examples based on real world situations along with in-depth references for each chapter
  • Includes a detailed solutions manual for academic adopters
  • Covers the primary topics included in certification exams for professional safety, such as CSP/ASP

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118959459
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/16/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 589,384
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Roger L. Brauer Ph.D. was the first Recipient of the Roger Brauer Lifetime Achievement Award from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Safety Engineers and 68th Inductee into the Safety and Health Hall of Fame International. Dr. Brauer was an adjunct professor of safety engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 20 years and a Principal Investigator at the US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, Illinois, for 20 years. He was also Executive Director of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals for 15 years.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the revised edition vii

Part I introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Importance of Safety and Health 3

Chapter 2 Safety and Health Professions 14

Chapter 3 Fundamental concepts and terms 23

Part II Legal aspects of Safety 35

Chapter 4 Federal laws, Regulations, Standards, and Agencies 37

Chapter 5 Other safety laws and regulations 46

Chapter 6 Workers' Compensation 53

Chapter 7 Products liability 63

Chapter 8 Record keeping and Reporting 74

Part III Hazards and their control 85

Chapter 9 General principles of hazard Control 87

Chapter 10 Mechanics and Structures 101

Chapter 11 Walking and Working surfaces 122

Chapter 12 Electrical safety 140

Chapter 13 Tools and Machines 153

Chapter 14 Transportation 176

Chapter 15 Materials handling 194

Chapter 16 Fire protection and prevention 218

Chapter 17 Explosions and Explosives 247

Chapter 18 Heat and Cold 257

Chapter 19 Pressure 275

Chapter 20 Visual Environment 286

Chapter 21 Non-ionizing radiation 296

Chapter 22 Ionizing radiation 307

Chapter 23 Noise and Vibration 316

Chapter 24 Chemicals 336

Chapter 25 Ventilation 357

Chapter 26 Biohazards 372

Chapter 27 Hazardous waste 384

Chapter 28 Personal Protective Equipment 396

Chapter 29 Emergencies and Security 412

Chapter 30 Facility planning and design 424

Part IV The Human Element 433

Chapter 31 Human behavior and Performance in safety 435

Chapter 32 Procedures, Rules, and Training 449

Chapter 33 Ergonomics 461

Part V Managing Safety and Health 485

Chapter 34 Risk, Risk Assessment and Risk Management 487

Chapter 35 Safety Management 506

Chapter 36 System Safety 520

Chapter 37 Safety analyses and Management Information 537

Chapter 38 Safety plans and Programs 558

Appendix A Ergonomics data 568

Index 577

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"I recommend this book for all university libraries where engineering, of any type, is being taught." (E-STREAMS, June 2007)

"…Brauer has written a comprehensive guide that helps engineers reconcile safety and economic concerns using the latest cost-methods of insuring safety in all facets of their work…" (Journal of Hazardous Materials, September 1, 2006)

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