Occupational Safety and Health for the Young Professional provides a compelling and comprehensive—yet easy-to-read—guide for students and aspiring professionals looking to work in the field of occupational safety and health (S&H). Each chapter will present information on key S&H ideas, principles, and regulations in an engaging manner.
This title is a novel resource for students, professionals, and educators alike. Each chapter includes a fictional narrative that describes a workplace incident illustrating the importance of S&H in the workplace and encouraging the reader to learn about incident prevention programs. In addition, every chapter presents applicable OSHA regulations in a clear and concise manner. Finally, each chapter will be concluded with review questions to reinforce key points.
Elliot Laratonda is a Certified Safety Professional who has experience in occupational safety and health compliance, program management, and engineering. He has worked as a safety and health professional in industries of construction, manufacturing, research, and higher education. Mr. Laratonda has taught industrial safety to college students, is an authorized OSHA outreach trainer, and is an active member of the American Society of Safety Professionals.
1 The Occupational Safety and Health Story and Fundamental Concepts
2 The Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
3 OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping
4 Walking-Working Surfaces
5 Exit Routes and Emergency Planning
6 Occupational Noise Exposure
7 Flammable Liquids
8 Personal Protective Equipment (General Requirements and Eye, Face, Head, Foot, and Hand Protection)
9 Respiratory Protection
10 Permit-Required Confined Spaces
11 The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout Tagout)
12 Fire Protection
13 Powered Industrial Trucks
14 Cranes and Slings
15 Machinery and Machine Guarding
16 Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
17 Electrical Safety
18 Hazard Communication
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