Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers, 10th edition

  • David L. Goetsch

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Hallmark features of this title

Concise yet comprehensive coverage

  • All core topics required in a safety and health course are covered. Key concepts include hazard analysis and prevention, industrial hygiene and confined spaces, robots and automation, ergonomics, and bloodborne pathogens and bacterial hazards.
  • Safety issues not covered in OSHA are explored. Students examine ethics in safety, Total Safety Management, safety-first corporate culture, safety as a strategy for global competitiveness, professional certifications, terrorism in the workplace, and history of the safety movement.

Real-world applications

  • Case studies in most chapters promote critical thinking and classroom discussion.
  • Safety Facts & Fines sections link regulations to the workplace and illuminate the costs of violation.

Published by Pearson (May 30th 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137989140

Subject: Engineering Technology

Category: Industrial Safety / Health

Table of contents


  1. Safety and Health Movement, Then and Now
  2. Accidents and Their Effects
  3. Theories of Accident Causation
  4. Roles and Professional Certifications for Safety and Health Professionals
  5. Safety, Health, and Competition in the Global Marketplace


  1. The OSH Act, Standards, and Liability
  2. Workers’ Compensation
  3. Accident Investigation and Reporting
  4. Product Safety and Liability


  1. Ergonomic Hazards: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs)
  2. Stress and Safety
  3. Safety and Health Training
  4. Violence in the Workplace


  1. Mechanical Hazards and Machine Safeguarding
  2. Falling, Impact, Acceleration, and Vision Hazards with Appropriate PPE
  3. Hazards of Temperature Extremes
  4. Pressure Hazards
  5. Electrical Hazards
  6. Fire Hazards and Life Safety
  7. Industrial Hygiene and Confined Spaces
  8. Radiation Hazards
  9. Noise and Vibration Hazards
  10. Computers, Automation, and Robots
  11. Bloodborne Pathogens and Bacterial Hazards in the Workplace


  1. Preparing for Emergencies, Disasters, and Terrorism
  2. Ethics and Safety
  3. Hazard Analysis/Prevention and Safety Management
  4. Promoting Safety
  5. Environmental Safety
  6. TSM: Total Safety Management in a Quality Management Setting
  7. Establishing a Safety-First Corporate Culture

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