Safety and Health for Engineers / Edition 1

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Safety and Health for Engineers addresses the fundamentals of safety, the legal aspects, hazard recognition, the human element of safety, and techniques for managing safety in engineering decisions. The book provides you with a broad range of topics and examples, as well as detailed references to information and standards.
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Editorial Reviews

For engineers, plant managers, industrial hygienists, safety and loss control professionals, as well as lawyers. Covers a broad range of basic topics without requiring high technical sophistication and provides examples and exercises (no solutions), review questions, and references to information sources and standards. Discusses all types of hazards, legal responsibilities, human behavior and limitations, and the analysis of equipment and processes for hazard identification. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
From the Publisher
"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471286325
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Series: Industrial Health and Safety Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 6.91 (w) x 10.01 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

ROGER L. BRAUER, PhD, is an inductee of the Safety and Health Hall of Fame International and a Fellow of the American Society of Safety Engineers. He has been a professor of safety engineering for twenty years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Brauer is also a former vice president of professional development for the American Society of Safety Engineers, and author of six books and numerous papers. He was principal investigator at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, Illinois, for twenty years.

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Table of Contents

The Importance of Safety and Health For Engineers.
Safety and Health Professions.
Fundamental Concepts and Terms.
Federal Agencies, Laws and Regulations.
Other Laws, Regulations, Standards and Codes.
Workers' Compensation.
Products Liability.
Record Keeping and Reporting.
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.
Visual Environment.
Non-Ionizing Radiation.
Ionizing Radiation.
Noise and Vibration.
Hazardous Waste.
Personal Protective Equipment.
Facility Planning and Design.
Human Behavior and Performance in Safety.
Procedures, Rules and Training.
Fundamentals of Safety Management.
Risk Management and Assessment.
System Safety.
Safety Analyses and Management Information.
Safety Plans and Programs.
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