• Medical

Mine Health and Safety Management

Author: Michael Karmis
Publisher: SME
ISBN: 9780873352000
Category: Medical
Page: 452
View: 4352
This book focuses on instilling a safety culture and fostering the ability to recognize and manage health and safety responsibilities and requirements. It details effective and safety management systems and concentrates on safety and health hazard anticipation, identification, evaluation, and control.

    • Technology & Engineering

Occupational Health and Safety Management

A Practical Approach, Third Edition
Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482231344
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 608
View: 7887
Reflecting changes in the current health and safety landscape, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach, Third Edition includes examples and tools to facilitate development and implementation of a safety and health management approach. This how-to book is not just an information providing text. It shows you how to write a program and identify hazards as well as involve workers and attain their cooperation. It emphasizes the need for better and more effective communication regarding safety and health. See What’s New in the Third Edition: Chapters on workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety/sustainability Additional coverage of flammable liquids and ventilation, accident reporting, and accident investigation New compliance requirements as well as expanded accident investigation, environmental, and risk analysis guidelines PowerPoint presentation slides for each chapter A complete and practical guide for the development and management of occupational safety and health programs in any industry setting, the book supplies a management blueprint that can be used for occupational safety and health in any organization, from the smallest to the largest, beginning to develop or wanting to improve its safety and health approach. It includes comprehensive guidelines for development of occupational health and safety programs to a variety of industries and is especially useful for start-up companies. The author takes a total management approach to the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by the use of common safety and health tools, the development of a safe workforce through communications, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. He addresses the tracking and acceptable risk from both safety and health hazards. He also discusses how to work with and within the OSHA compliance approach as well as how to deal with the OSHA regulations, workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety. As you understand and apply the guidelines in each chapter, you can put your company on the way toward building a successful and effective safety and health effort for its employers and employees.

    • Science

Mine Safety

A Modern Approach
Author: Balbir S. Dhillon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781849961158
Category: Science
Page: 186
View: 6925
Mine Safety combines detailed information on safety in mining with methods and mathematics that can be used to preserve human life. By compiling various recent research results and data into one volume, Mine Safety eliminates the need to consult many diverse sources in order to obtain vital information. Chapters cover a broad range of topics, including: human factors and error in mine safety, mining equipment safety, safety in offshore industry and programmable electronic mining system safety. They are written in such a manner that the reader requires no previous knowledge to understand their contents. Examples and solutions are given at appropriate places, and there are numerous problems to test the reader’s comprehension. Mine Safety will prove useful for many individuals, including engineering and safety professionals working in the mining industry, researchers, instructors, and undergraduate and graduate students in the field of mining engineering.

Occupational Safety and Health Management (Penerbit USM)

Author: Alwi Saad
Publisher: Penerbit USM
ISBN: 9838616427
Page: 155
View: 4790
The text of this book contains brief explanations on the rules and regulations on occupational safety and health (OSH), as expressed in Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 1994 and Factories and Machinery Act (FMA) 1967.The text is divided into 10 modules, beginning with a module on selected issues in OSH, then on the duties of various categories of person, safety, health, welfare, training, enforcement, notification procedures, emergency preparations, and guides to OSH management. Instructions and directives arising from the issues are laid out with supporting legislative provisions.The book is written in simple non-technical and non-legalistic fashion and without lengthy discussions on any topic.The use of English enables readers to find the right flavour in reading the rules and regulations.

    • History

Regulating Health and Safety in the British Mining Industries, 1800–1914

Author: Catherine Mills
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351905384
Category: History
Page: 310
View: 1870
This book explores the emergence and growth of state responsibility for safer and healthier working practices in British mining and the responses of labour and industry to expanding regulation and control. It begins with an assessment of working practice in the coal and metalliferous mining industries at the dawn of the nineteenth century and the hazards involved for the miners, before charting the rise of reforming interest in these industries. The 1850 Act for the Inspection of Coal Mines in Great Britain brought tighter legislation in coal mining, yet the metalliferous miners continued to work without government-regulated safety and health controls until the early 1870s. The author explores the reasons for this, taking into account socio-economic, environmental, medical, technical, and cultural factors that determined the chronology and nature of early reform. The comparative approach between the coal and metalliferous mining sectors provides a useful model for exploring the significance of organized labour in gaining health and safety concessions, particularly as the miners in the metalliferous sector, in contrast to the colliers who unionised early, placed a high value on independence and self-sufficiency in the workplace. As an investigation into the formation of health and safety legislation in a major industry, this work will be valuable to all those with an interest in medical history, occupational health, legal history, and the social history of work in the nineteenth century.

    • Business & Economics

Regulatory Governance and Risk Management

Occupational Health and Safety in the Coal Mining Industry
Author: Binglin Yang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136640258
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 214
View: 6812
Regulatory Governance and Risk Management will be the first book addressing the diffusion of risk-based governance in the coal mining industry from a health and safety standpoint. More specifically, it aims to understand a puzzling phenomenon. Since the 1990s, the approach of risk-based governance has been widely adopted in almost all developed countries in Europe and commonwealth countries. It, however, has diffused much more slowly in the U.S. Using a diffusion approach and comparisons between Australia and the U.S., this book examines mechanisms that both drive and prevent the diffusion of risk-based governance in the coal mining industry. This book has two major selling points. First, this is a timely work given the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion occurred in April, 2010. After this disaster, many asked why an enhanced level of enforcement after 2006 has not prevented catastrophic accidents from occurring and why risk-based governance, which helps other countries achieve better safety performance, has been largely ignored in the U.S. This book answers these questions and makes recommendations on how to remove barriers in moving toward risk-based governance. Second, this book is readable because it embeds theories into storytelling and gives particular emphasis on the influence of key strategic individuals.

    • Business & Economics

Systematic Occupational Health and Safety Management

Perspectives on an International Development
Author: Kaj Frick
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780080434131
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 527
View: 1269
During the last 15 years of the 20th century the notions of systematic OHS management and OHS management systems have gained wide currency. This book examines the origins, development, application and value of OHSM, as well as providing an international perspective on its effectiveness.

    • Business & Economics

The Quest for Quality of Work Life

A TQM Approach
Author: Rigard Steenkamp,A. J. Van Schoor
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9780702151903
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
View: 4199
This work includes a thorough treatment of the roles of our organiztional culture and leadership that provide the seedbed for quality work life. The values encapsulated in the organizational value structure will determine the way operations are conducted. The operational conditions deal with the creation of a safe, heathy and motivating environment. Management is fast becoming of vital importance in all industries but particularly in mining and manufacturing. Quality of work life is not the sole responsibility of an organization and its management structures. The individual must accept part of the responsibility. This book provides extensive guidance on issues such as preparation to deal with change through the development of transformational intelligence, self-management skills and personal financial management. This book is the among the first in South Africa and one of few in the world to provide a holistic overview of the creation, development and maintenance of quality of work life (QWLO) in organizations.

    • Technology & Engineering

Surface and Underground Excavations, 2nd Edition

Methods, Techniques and Equipment
Author: Ratan Raj Tatiya
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203440943
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 904
View: 1176
Surface and Underground Excavations – Methods, Techniques and Equipment (2nd edition) covers the latest technologies and developments in the excavation arena at any locale: surface or underground. In the first few chapters, unit operations are discussed and subsequently, excavation techniques are described for various operations: tunnelling, drifting, raising, sinking, stoping, quarrying, surface mining, liquidation and mass blasting as well as construction of large subsurface excavations such as caverns and underground chambers. The design, planning and development of excavations are treated in a separate chapter. Especially featured are methodologies to select stoping methods through incremental analysis. Furthermore, this edition encompasses comprehensive sections on mining at ‘ultra depths’, mining difficult deposits using non-conventional technologies, mineral inventory evaluation (ore – reserves estimation) and mine closure. Concerns over Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environment and loss prevention, and sustainable development are also addressed in advocating a solution to succeed within a scenario of global competition and recession. This expanded second edition has been wholly revised, brought fully up-to-date and includes (wherever feasible) the latest trends and best practices, case studies, global surveys and toolkits as well as questions at the end of each chapter. This volume will now be even more appealing to students in earth sciences, geology, and in civil, mining and construction engineering, to practicing engineers and professionals in these disciplines as well as to all with a general or professional interest in surface and underground excavations.

    • Technology & Engineering

Managing Occupational Health and Safety

A Multidisciplinary Approach
Author: Philip Bohle,Michael Quinlan
Publisher: Macmillan Education AU
ISBN: 9780732940782
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 608
View: 3882
This book encourages a more holistic, multidisciplinary and participative understanding of, and approach to, managing OHS by bringing together the various social science, medical, ergonomic and other perspectives on occupational health. This edition focuses on the current debates over policies and practices.

    • Business & Economics

Safety Management&ISO 9000/QS-9000

Author: Robert J. Kozak,George Krafcisin
Publisher: Productivity Press
ISBN: 9780527763176
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 175
View: 862
A guide to aligning a company's quality management system (ISO 9000 or QS-9000) with its safety management system to reduce costs, streamline procedures, and foster greater efficiency. Kozak and Krafcisin walk through the standards and provide the links to safety, anticipating trends in ISO and safe

    • Business & Economics

Workplace Safety

A Guide for Small and Midsized Companies
Author: Dan Hopwood,Steve Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470114932
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 6541

    • Business & Economics

Improving Safety Culture

A Practical Guide
Author: Dominic Cooper
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471958215
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 318
View: 3733
The aim of this book is to provide safety practitioners with sufficient knowledge and practical guidance to enable them to improve the safety culture within an organization. Provides practical guidance for safety practitioners.

    • Business & Economics

Making Safety Work

Getting Management Commitment to Occupational Health and Safety
Author: Andrew Hopkins
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741763606
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 4163
* Who is responsible for workplace safety? * Does self-regulation work? * Does safety pay? Managers are often reluctant to commit to occupational health and safety despite proven benefits to employees and the organisation. In Making Safety Work, Andrew Hopkins looks at the reasons behind the reluctance and argues that the current policy of emphasizing safety pays' is not effective. Rather, it is the threat of personal prosecution that most impresses employers. Based on interviews with Australian managers and occupational health and safety officers, Making Safety Work includes extensive case material from a wide variety of organisations. Hopkins also outlines strategies which OHS officers and representatives can use to gain management cooperation and build a safety culture within their organisation. Making Safety Work is essential reading for occupational health and safety practitioners, as well as students of management, organizational behaviour, business regulation and social policy.

    • History

Miners' Lung

A History of Dust Disease in British Coal Mining
Author: Arthur McIvor,Ronald Johnston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317095839
Category: History
Page: 374
View: 5964
Arthur McIvor and Ronald Johnston explore the experience of coal miners' lung diseases and the attempts at voluntary and legal control of dusty conditions in British mining from the late nineteenth century to the present. In this way, the book addresses the important issues of occupational health and safety within the mining industry; issues that have been severely neglected in studies of health and safety in general. The authors examine the prevalent diseases, notably pneumoconiosis, emphysema and bronchitis, and evaluate the roles of key players such as the doctors, management and employers, the state and the trade unions. Throughout the book, the integration of oral testimony helps to elucidate the attitudes of workers and victims of disease, their 'machismo' work culture and socialisation to very high levels of risk on the job, as well as how and why ideas and health mentalities changed over time. This research, taken together with extensive archive material, provides a unique perspective on the nature of work, industrial relations, the meaning of masculinity in the workplace and the wider social impact of industrial disease, disability and death. The effects of contracting dust disease are shown to result invariably in seriously prescribed lifestyles and encroaching isolation. The book will appeal to those working on the history of medicine, industrial relations, social history and business history as well as labour history.

    • Technology & Engineering

Design Risk Management

Contribution to Health and Safety
Author: Stuart D. Summerhayes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444318906
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 176
View: 4020
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM Regulations 2007) is a revision of a major piece of legislation within the wide portfolio of construction-related legislation. It seeks to improve the long term health and safety performance of the UK construction industry, with ownership of health and safety proactively undertaken by the integrated project team. Good design has always embraced health and safety issues and design teams remain essential players as well as key contributors and communicators in matters of health and safety management. Designers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their designs account for health and safety at all stages within the holistic envelope of construction. Design Risk Management: Contribution to Health and Safety gives detailed guidance to construction practitioners with design responsibility on how to identify and manage health and safety risks, and on the design strategies to be followed. It seeks to focus on accountability with due emphasis on the minimisation of unnecessary bureaucracy and offers documentation trails that provide an insight to managing risk and not paperwork. Subsequently it offers a process by which designers can discharge their duties in compliance with the CDM Regulations.

    • Psychology

Understanding Human Error in Mine Safety

Author: Mr Geoff Simpson,Professor Jim Joy,Professor Tim Horberry
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409486087
Category: Psychology
Page: 174
View: 8041
The consideration of human factors issues is vital to the mining industry. As in other safety-critical domains, human performance problems constitute a significant threat to system safety, making the study of human factors an important field for improving safety in mining operations. The primary purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a much-needed overview of human factors within the mining industry, in particular to understand the role of human error in mine safety, explaining contemporary risk management and safety systems approaches. The approach taken is multidisciplinary and holistic, based on a model of the systems of work in the mining industry domain. The ingredients in this model include individual operators, groups/teams, technology/equipment, work organisation and the physical environment. Throughout the book, topics such as human error and safety management are covered through the use of real examples and case studies, allowing the reader to see the practical significance of the material presented while making the text rigorous, useful and enjoyable. Understanding Human Error in Mine Safety is written for professionals in the field, researchers and students of mining engineering, safety or human factors.

    • Social Science

Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers

Author: Committee on the Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 030909111X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 7840
Mirroring a worldwide phenomenon in industrialized nations, the U.S. is experiencing a change in its demographic structure known as population aging. Concern about the aging population tends to focus on the adequacy of Medicare and Social Security, retirement of older Americans, and the need to identify policies, programs, and strategies that address the health and safety needs of older workers. Older workers differ from their younger counterparts in a variety of physical, psychological, and social factors. Evaluating the extent, causes, and effects of these factors and improving the research and data systems necessary to address the health and safety needs of older workers may significantly impact both their ability to remain in the workforce and their well being in retirement. Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers provides an image of what is currently known about the health and safety needs of older workers and the research needed to encourage social polices that guarantee older workers a meaningful share of the nation's work opportunities.

    • Science

Regulation and Risk

Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways
Author: Bridget M. Hutter
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199242504
Category: Science
Page: 356
View: 7839
'This excellent book is an important contribution to the regulatory debate.' -British Journal of SociologyRegulating risks in modern societies increasingly involves governments guiding and co-opting corporate risk management systems. This book examines the feasibility of this with reference to occupational health and safety on Britain's railways. It raises important questions about how workplace risks are managed and what influence the law can have in this. These issues are especially significant in the wake of major rail disasters and in the face of the increasing popularity of risk-based approaches to corporate governance.