Occupational Health and Safety for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers, 2nd edition

  • David L. Goetsch
  • Gene Ozon

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Occupational Health and Safety for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers, Second Edition was written to fill the need for an up-to-date, Canadian, practical teaching and learning resource that focuses on the needs of modern health and safety professionals. It is intended for use in universities, colleges, and corporate training settings that offer programs, courses, workshops, and seminars in occupational health and safety. Educators and students in such disciplines as industrial technology, manufacturing technology, industrial engineering, engineering technology, occupational safety, management, and supervision will find this book both valuable and easy to use. 

Occupational Health and Safety for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers will also serve as an excellent reference for human resource personnel who want to gain a better understanding of how health and safety integrates with their role. The direct, straightforward presentation of material focuses on making the theories and principles of occupational health and safety practical and useful in a real-world setting. Up-to-date research has been integrated throughout in a down-to-earth manner.

Table of contents

Part 1: General Principles of Health and Safety

Chapter 1: Health and Safety Movement, Then and Now Chapter 2: Motivation and a Safety-First Culture

Chapter 3: OHS Promotion, Training and Certification

Chapter 4: Occupational Health and Safety Legislation in Canada

Chapter 5: Workers’ Compensation, Disability Management and Return to Work


Part 2: Management of Occupational Health and Safety

Chapter 6: Accidents and Their Effects

Chapter 7: Safety Analysis, Prevention

Chapter 8: Theories of Accident Causation

Chapter 9: Accident Investigation and Reporting

Chapter 10: Safety Management in a Global Marketplace


Part 3: Chemical, Biological, and Physical Hazards

Chapter 11: Industrial Hygiene and Chemical Agents

Chapter 12: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Globally Harmonized System of

Classification and Labelling for Chemicals (GHS), and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Chapter 13: Biological Hazards

Chapter 14: Ergonomic Hazards: Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs)

Chapter 15: Mechanical Hazards and Machine

Chapter 16: Falling, Impact, Acceleration, Lifting, and Standing Hazards with Appropriate Personal Protective

Equipment (PPE)

Chapter 17: Hazards of Temperature Extremes and Chemical Burns

Chapter 18: Pressure and Confined Space Hazards

Chapter 19: Electrical Hazards

Chapter 20: Fire Hazards and Life Safety

Chapter 21: Radiation Hazards

Chapter 22: Noise and Vibration Hazards

Chapter 23: Psychological Health and Safety


Part 4: Contemporary Issues in Health and Safety

Chapter 24: Preparing for Emergencies and Terrorism

Chapter 25: Computers, Automation, and Robots

Chapter 26: Ethics and Safety

Chapter 27: Violence, Harassment, and Bullying in the Workplace

Chapter 28: Health, Wellness, and Lifestyle

Published by Pearson Canada (March 2nd 2018) - Copyright © 2019