Safety and Health for Engineers / Edition 2

Safety and Health for Engineers / Edition 2

by Roger L. Brauer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471291897

ISBN-13: 9780471291893

Pub. Date: 12/23/2005

Publisher: Wiley

The essential guide to blending safety and health with economical engineering

Over time, the role of the engineer has evolved into a complex combination of duties and responsibilities. Modern engineers are required not only to create products and environments, but to make them safe and economical as well. Safety and Health for Engineers, Second Edition<

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Overview

The essential guide to blending safety and health with economical engineering

Over time, the role of the engineer has evolved into a complex combination of duties and responsibilities. Modern engineers are required not only to create products and environments, but to make them safe and economical as well. Safety and Health for Engineers, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide that helps engineers reconcile safety and economic concerns using the latest cost-effective methods of ensuring safety in all facets of their work. It addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition, the human element of safety, and techniques for managing safety in engineering decisions. Like its successful predecessor, this Second Edition contains a broad range of topics and examples, detailed references to information and standards, real-world application exercises, and a significant bibliography of books for each chapter.

Inside this indispensable resource, you'll find:

  • The duties and legal responsibilities for which engineers are accountable
  • Updated safety laws and regulations and their enforcement agencies
  • An in-depth study of hazards and their control
  • A thorough discussion of human behavior, capabilities, and limitations
  • Key instruction on managing safety and health through risk management, safety analyses, and safety plans and programs

Additionally, Safety and Health for Engineers includes the latest legal considerations, new risk analysis methods, system safety and decision-making tools, and today's concepts and methods in ergonomic design. It also contains revised reference figures and tables, OSHA permissible exposure limits, and updated examples and exercises taken from real cases that challenged engineering designs. Written for engineers, plant managers, safety professionals, and students, Safety and Health for Engineers, Second Edition provides the information and tools you need to unite health and safety with economical engineering for safer technological solutions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471291893
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/23/2005
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
758
Sales rank:
357,989
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.83(d)

Table of Contents

The Importance of Safety and Health For Engineers.
Safety and Health Professions.
Fundamental Concepts and Terms.
LAWS, REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS.
Federal Agencies, Laws and Regulations.
Other Laws, Regulations, Standards and Codes.
Workers' Compensation.
Products Liability.
Record Keeping and Reporting.
HAZARDS AND THEIR CONTROL.
General Principles of Hazard Control.
Mechanics and Structures.
Walking and Working Surfaces.
Electrical Safety.
Tools and Machines.
Transportation Safety.
Materials Handling.
Fire Protection and Prevention.
Explosions and Explosives.
Heat and Cold.
Pressure.
Visual Environment.
Non-Ionizing Radiation.
Ionizing Radiation.
Noise and Vibration.
Chemicals.
Ventilation.
Biohazards.
Hazardous Waste.
Personal Protective Equipment.
Emergencies.
Facility Planning and Design.
THE HUMAN ELEMENT.
Human Behavior and Performance in Safety.
Procedures, Rules and Training.
Ergonomics.
MANAGING SAFETY AND HEALTH.
Fundamentals of Safety Management.
Risk Management and Assessment.
System Safety.
Safety Analyses and Management Information.
Safety Plans and Programs.
Appendices.
Index.

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