This completely updated fourth edition is designed to provide safety professionals or those studying to become safety professionals with the basic methods and principles necessary to apply statistics properly. Safety professionals often encounter statistics in the literature they read and are required to present findings or make decisions based on data analyses. Statistics can be used to justify the implementation of a program, identify areas that need to be addressed, or justify the impact that various safety programs have on losses and accidents. Safety professionals also use a variety of data in their day-to-day work.
Applied Statistics in Occupational Safety and Health presents the reader with practical information to make their job easier. In addition to sample problems and solutions, the authors include easy-to-read charts and tables, appendices containing statistical tables, and a glossary of terms.
Christopher A. Janicak, Ph.D., CSP, CEA, CFPS, ARM, is a retired professor of safety sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has over 35 years of professional experience in the field. He has a BS degree in Health and Safety Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, an MS degree in Industrial Technology – Industrial Safety Concentration from Illinois State University, and a Ph.D. in Research methods from Loyola University of Chicago. He has taught courses in statistics and research methods at the MS and Ph.D. levels along with occupational safety courses in the areas of industrial fire protection, ergonomics, and systems safety to name a few. He has numerous research studies published in various peer reviewed publications.
Majed Zreiqat, Ph.D. CSP, is an associate professor of Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with nine years of teaching experience in the occupational health and safety field. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Occupational Safety and Health from West Virginia University (WVU) with a minor in Applied Statistics in 2014. He has an M.S. in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 2008 and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Jordan in 1995. He has more than ten years of work experience as a chemical and process safety engineer. He has taught advanced statistics courses and research methods for safety sciences, process and system safety, hazardous material safety, fire safety, etc. His research areas of expertise are in Ergonomics and Human Factors. He has several scholarly activities including peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.