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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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Health and Safety Essentials

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ISBN13: 9780750637657
ISBN: 075063765X
Published: December 1997
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The fundamental contents of John Ridley's comprehensive ""Safety at Work"" are presented in this book in a more user-friendly format, suitable for readers whose needs are less demanding than those of a professional member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. These will primarily be students for the NEBOSH Certificate Level examinations and the ""Managing Safely"" and ""Working Safely"" awards. The book should also be of interest to others whose roles demand a level of knowledge and competence in health and safety practice, including human resources managers, office and site managers, and all staff with line responsibility for health and safety matters.

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Historical development of English law; development of health and safety legislation in England; types of court and judicial processes; structure of health and safety legislation in UK; current health and safety legislation; Health and Safety at Work Act 1974; obligations and responsibilties; safety policy; organizing for safety; safety representatives; law enforcement; court procedures; branches of English law; human factors in health and safety; promoting health and safety in the workplace; a safe workplace; noise and hearing loss; noise measurements and control techniques; the use of personal protective equipment (PPE); report writing; office safety; health hazards and causes; responses of the body and the main routes of entry of dangerous substances; occupational exposure standards and levels; hazards from moving machinery; special precautions for maintenance work; health and safety training; health and safety of young workers; industrial relations in health and safety; construction safety; employing contractors; access and access equipment; sources of information; safe manual handling; mechanical handling; safe use of workplace vehicles; principles of accident prevention; investigating accidents; accident reporting; safe use of electricity; insurance in health and safety; fire prevention; first aid; classification of dangerous substances; main health hazards from dangerous substances; safe use of LPG/highly flammable liquids; ionizing radiations; air sampling; exhaust ventilation; safe use of DSE; management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992; Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992; safety in demolition.