People deal with physical hazards every day at the workplace, in their homes, on the roadways, and in many other areas. In any situation, people face potential hazard—often more than one hazard in each situation—and these hazards often lead to serious injury. But it is possible to mitigate the effects of many of these hazards, or even prevent them altogether?
In Physical Hazard Control: Preventing Injuries in the Workplace, author Frank Spellman focuses on controlling physical hazards at work to prevent injury, illness, and death. This up-to-date edition features the lasted information on proper controls for many types of physical hazards, including layout and building design, safeguarding of machinery, confined space entry, noise, radiation, ergonomics, electricity, thermal stressors, hand tools, machining, mobile equipment, materials handling, and workplace violence.
Discussions of engineering controls, administrative controls (including safe work practices), and the use of personal protective equipment are supplemented with real-world examples and solutions.The second edition of Physical Hazard Control: Preventing Injuries in the Workplace, presents a completely updated, practical guide focusing on a variety of physical hazards and controls. It is an informative text for students, a quick reference for safety professionals, and a useful guide for anyone looking to improve workplace safety.
Frank R. Spellman, PhD, is a retired assistant professor of environmental health at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, and the author of more than 136 books covering topics ranging from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to all areas of environmental science and occupational health. Many of his texts are readily available online, and several have been adopted for classroom use at major universities throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Russia; two have been translated into Spanish for South American markets. Dr. Spellman has been cited in more than 550 publications. He serves as a professional expert witness for three law groups and as an incident/accident investigator for the U.S. Department of Justice and a northern Virginia law firm. In addition, he consults on homeland security vulnerability assessments for critical infrastructures including water/wastewater facilities nationwide and conducts pre-Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)/Environmental Protection Agency EPA audits throughout the country. Dr. Spellman lectures on sewage treatment, water treatment, and homeland security and lectures and safety topics throughout the country and teaches water/wastewater operator short courses at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Virginia). He surveyed the drinking water ancient distribution system at Machu Picchu and studied Darwin’s Finches in the Galapagos Islands. In addition, he studied water pollution in Coco, Ecuador. He holds a BA, in public administration, a BS in business management, an MBA, and an MS and PhD in environmental engineering.
11/10/22, Choice Reviews: This book was highlighted in a roundup of forthcoming reference titles.