For senior/graduate-level courses in Industrial Safety, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Technology, and Operations Management.
Unique in approach, Industrial Safety and Health Management, 6th Edition combines - in one volume - an exploration of the time-tested concepts and techniques of safety and health management, a modern perspective on compliance with mandatory standards for workplace safety and health, and a variety of solved problems, case studies, and exercises. It provides reasons, explanations, and illustrations of the hazard mechanisms that form the underlying basis for the volumes of detailed standards for workplace safety and health.
The new edition focuses on more of the real issues future safety and health practitioners will encounter, such as dealing with enforcement, protecting workers from ergonomic hazards, and accommodating the latest advances in process technology.
Free CD with text-Comprehensive database of nationwide OSHA inspection statistics. Shows revealing inspection statistics on individual OSHA standards using a searchable database. This proprietary database is not available on the OSHA website or anywhere else-it is for the exclusive use of students and instructors using this text.
Strong fundamentals. Provides students with an understanding of the entire realm of industrial safety and health, and gives them the tools and understanding they'll need as professionals. Management essentials for the safety professional are covered early on, followed by coverage of the complete spectrum of safety and health hazards. The organization of the text around the most highly cited issues in industrial safety and health allows readers to focus not on thousands of pages of standards but on key information that will allow them to succeed.
Current, relevant content. Holds students' interest with discussions of real-life problems rather than academic theory.The authors add new content every edition to make this one of the most current texts available. The new edition focuses on more of the real issues future safety and health practitioners will encounter, such as dealing with enforcement, protecting workers from ergonomic hazards, and accommodating the latest advances in process technology.
Case studies. Numerous case studies demonstrate the rationale behind the standards with example scenarios.
Chapter-opening pie charts. Shows the percent of OSHA citations addressed by the topics covered in that particular chapter.
Comprehensive, chapter-end exercises-Over 600 in total. Gives students practice and familiarity with the principles covered.
Detailed enforcement statistics. Supplies students with all the technical data and specific information available-at a level of detail not usually found-on government standards and the system of enforcement needed to deal with the most important problems-e.g., welding fumes and gases, press safeguarding, etc.
Discusses and draws from the new and readily available sources of information now accessible to the Safety and Health Manager-e.g., the OSHA CD-ROM computer database, the Internet, in addition to conventional library resources.
Empowers students to readily find their own answers to questions on safety and health management.
Provides “Research Exercises” which require students to go beyond the text for answers-to the Internet, the OSHA CD-ROM, or comprehensive conventional libraries.
Extensive use of diagrams and figures. Clearly illustrates concepts that are confusing as detailed wording of federal standards-e.g., alternative guarding methods for punch presses.
Easy-to-read, informal writing style-Incorporates humorous anecdotes. Enlivens what is typically considered dull reading, and enlightens students as to the history of controversial issues such as OSHA inspections, remarkable oversights, and the evolution of standards. In addition to its down-to-earth writing style, the text features vivid pictures and real-life case studies-all of which work together to bring the subject matter to life.
Broad appeal. Appeals to both technical and non-technical audiences. Difficult technical concepts are explained in a down-to-earth, readable style, and vivid examples and case studies show the “why” behind safety and health standards.
Several appendices. Gives students easy access to tables of information commonly used in professional practice.
Exercises and quiz questions. Learning is reinforced with hundreds of student exercises and a quiz bank of over 1000 questions that instructors can assign, keyed to page numbers of the text.
A totally revised chapter on ergonomics (Chapter 8). This chapter now provides more insight into this timely and controversial topic, specifically ergonomic hazards and how they can be mitigated. A new section entitled Ergonomic Risk Analysis identifies the various risk factors associated with ergonomics, uses an analysis tool to quantify several of them, and gives real examples of a variety of problems and their solutions.
An extensively revised database of OSHA citations. The database now gives users access in a hierarchical fashion, and a view of the associated standard verbiage.
For an example of use of the revised database of OSHA enforcement statistics, see example Exercise 16.44.
Expanded Chapter 4 - Impact of Federal Regulation. Additional information on the standards development process, the manner in which OSHA deals with new hazards, and in-depth information on the inspection and citation process.
Expanded Chapter 15 - Machine Guarding. Now includes modern concepts of industrial robots and heat processes for sealing and joining of components.
New images and case studies from the authors' own experience:
New pictures show real world applications of the principles in this text.
See Figures 7.3, 7.4, 8.6, 8.8, 8.13, 8.13, 10.9, 14.4, 14.6, 15.2
New potential hazards from nanotechnology are covered.
See Figure 9.9
New Case Studies. Offer students even more up-to-date and engaging illustrations of the concepts discussed in the book.
See Case Study 6.2 - Hydrogen Sulfide Poisoning - Fatal Accident
New Problems. Over 15% of problems are new.
CHAPTER 1 The Safety and Health Manager 1
A Reasonable Objective 2
Safety versus Health 4
Role in the Corporate Structure 5
Resources at Hand 6
Exercises and Study Questions 12
Research Exercises 13
CHAPTER 2 Development of the Safety and Health Function 14
Workers' Compensation 15
Accident Cause Analysis 33
Organization of Committees 34
Safety and Health Economics 35
Job Placement Testing 42
The Smoke-Free Workplace 42
Bloodborne Pathogens 44
Workplace Violence 45
Exercises and Study Questions 47
Research Exercises 51
CHAPTER 3 Concepts of Hazard Avoidance 52
The Enforcement Approach 53
The Psychological Approach 55
The Engineering Approach 57
The Analytical Approach 65
Hazard-Classification Scale 76
Exercises and Study Questions 83
Research Exercises 86
Standards Research Questions 87
CHAPTER 4 Impact of Federal Regulation 88
Public Uproar 100
Role of the States 101
Political Trends 103
Immigrant Workers 110
Exercises and Study Questions 111
Research Exercises 112
Standards Research Questions 113
CHAPTER 5 Information Systems 114
Hazard Communication 115
International Standards 120
Environmental Protection Agency 121
Department of Homeland Security 126
Computer Information Systems 126
Exercises and Study Questions 129
Research Exercises 130
Standards Research Questions 130
CHAPTER 6 Process Safety and Disaster Preparedness 131
Process Information 132
Process Analysis 136
Operating Procedures 137
Contractor Personnel 138
Acts of Terrorism 139
Workplace Security 142
Exercises and Study Questions 143
Research Exercises 144
Standards Research Questions 144
CHAPTER 7 Buildings and Facilities 145
Walking and Working Surfaces 146
Miscellaneous Facilities 160
Exercises and Study Questions 164
Research Exercises 166
Standards Research Questions 166
CHAPTER 8 Ergonomics 167
Facets of Ergonomics 167
Workplace Musculoskeletal Disorders 171
Affected Industries 174
Ergonomics Standards 174
WMSD Management Programs 177
Ergonomic Risk Analysis 179
NIOSH Lifting Equation 180
Sources of Ergonomic Hazards 188
Exercises and Study Questions 198
Research Exercises 199
Standards Research Question 199
CHAPTER 9 Health and Toxic Substances 200
Baseline Examinations 200
Toxic Substances 201
Measures of Exposure 211
Standards Completion Project 215
Detecting Contaminants 215
Exercises and Study Questions 225
Research Exercises 229
Standards Research Questions 230
CHAPTER 10 Environmental Control and Noise 231
ASHRAE Standards and Indoor Air Quality 240
Industrial Noise 242
Exercises and Study Questions 258
Research Exercises 261
Standards Research Questions 262
CHAPTER 11 Flammable and Explosive Materials 263
Flammable Liquids 263
Sources of Ignition 268
Standards Compliance 270
Combustible Liquids 272
Spray Finishing 274
Dip Tanks 277
Liquefied Petroleum Gas 279
Exercises and Study Questions 281
Research Exercises 282
Standards Research Questions 283
CHAPTER 12 Personal Protection and First Aid 284
Protection Need Assessment 285
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training 286
Hearing Protection 286
Eye and Face Protection 288
Respiratory Protection 290
Confined Space Entry 303
Head Protection 306
Miscellaneous Personal Protective Equipment 306
First Aid 309
Exercises and Study Questions 310
Research Exercises 312
Standards Research Questions 313
CHAPTER 13 Fire Protection 314
Mechanics of Fire 315
Industrial Fires 315
Fire Prevention 316
Dust Explosions 317
Emergency Evacuation 317
Fire Brigades 319
Fire Extinguishers 320
Standpipe and Hose Systems 322
Automatic Sprinkler Systems 323
Fixed Extinguishing Systems 323
Exercises and Study Questions 325
Research Exercises 327
Standards Research Questions 327
CHAPTER 14 Materials Handling and Storage 328
Materials Storage 329
Industrial Trucks 330
Exercises and Study Questions 358
Research Exercise 361
CHAPTER 15 Machine Guarding 362
General Machine Guarding 362
Safeguarding the Point of Operation 372
Power Presses 379
Heat Processes 399
Grinding Machines 399
Miscellaneous Machine Guarding 406
Miscellaneous Machines and Processes 409
Industrial Robots 410
Exercises and Study Questions 414
Standards Research Questions 417
CHAPTER 16 Welding 418
Process Terminology 418
Gas Welding Hazards 422
Arc Welding Hazards 429
Resistance Welding Hazards 430
Fires and Explosions 431
Eye Protection 433
Protective Clothing 434
Gases and Fumes 435
Exercises and Study Questions 439
Research Exercises 441
Standards Research Questions 441
CHAPTER 17 Electrical Hazards 443
Electrocution Hazards 443
Fire Hazards 456
Arc Flash 461
Test Equipment 463
Frequent Violations 465
Exercises and Study Questions 467
Research Exercises 470
Standards Research Questions 470
CHAPTER 18 Construction 471
General Facilities 472
Personal Protective Equipment 474
Fire Protection 478
Ladders and Scaffolds 481
Floors and Stairways 485
Cranes and Hoists 485
Heavy Vehicles and Equipment 490
Trenching and Excavations 493
Concrete Work 497
Steel Erection 499
Explosive Blasting 500
Electric Utilities 502
Exercises and Study Questions 503
Research Exercises 506
A OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits 507
B Medical Treatment 525
C First-Aid Treatment 526
D Classification of Medical Treatment 528
E Highly Hazardous Chemicals, Toxics, and Reactives 530
F Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code 534
G States Having Federally Approved State Plans for Occupational
Safety and Health Standards and Enforcement 536
David Rieske is an industrial engineer and has worked in manufacturing in the areas of production and health and safety. During this time, he gained valuable experience in the identification and reduction/elimination of hazards through engineering applications. David teaches at the University of Arkansas while also working in the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. C. Ray Asfahl is Emeritus Professor of Industrial Engineering at University of Arkansas. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Safety Professional. With over 35 years experience in Industrial Safety he has served as Industrial Consultant in most of the 50 states. He has served on the Standards Development Committee of the American Society of Safety Engineers. His books, in seven editions in English, are in use throughout the world. Some editions of his books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Korean.