Author Vaidogas, Egidijus Rytas.

Title Business of safety : managing occupational and industrial risks ; textbook / Egidijus Rytas Vaidogas
Published Vilnius [Lithuania] : Technika, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (344 pages)
Contents ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Part I. THE PROBLEM OF SAFETY""; ""1 Safety versus business profit""; ""1.1 The challenge of safety""; ""1.2 Financial impact of accidents upon company profits""; ""1.3 Business benefits of good safety performance""; ""1.4 Review questions and exercises""; ""2 Safety legislation""; ""2.1 European legislation""; ""2.2 The legal influence of the European Union on health and safety""; ""2.3 Major accident legislation""; ""2.4 Review questions and exercises""; ""3 Risk assessment at work""; ""3.1 What is risk assessment?""
""11.2 Ignition of combustible or explosive materials""""11.3 Overheating and damage to equipment and burns to employees""; ""11.4 Electrical explosions""; ""11.5 Inadvertent activation of equipment""; ""11.6 Electromagnetic effects""; ""11.7 Reducing electrical hazards""; ""11.8 Review questions and exercises""; ""12 Radiation hazards""; ""12.1 Electromagnetic radiation""; ""12.2 Ionising radiation""; ""12.3 Radiation measurements and limits""; ""12.4 Radiation limits""; ""12.5 Damaging effect of ionising radiation""; ""12.6 Radiation protection considerations""
""3.2 The stepwise approach to risk assessment""""3.3 The roles and responsibilities of participants""; ""3.4 Example risk assessment""; ""3.5 Workplace risk and the risk of a major accident""; ""3.6 Review questions and exercises""; ""4 Industrial disasters encountered in the past""; ""4.1 Flixborough""; ""4.2 Seveso""; ""4.3 Bhopal""; ""4.4 Piper Alpha""; ""4.5 Toulouse""; ""4.6 Texas City""; ""4.7 Review questions and exercises""; ""Part II DEALING WITH INDIVIDUAL WORKPLACE HAZARDS""; ""5 Occupational and industrial hazards""; ""5.1 Definition of hazard and related terms""
""5.2 Classification of hazards""""5.3 Common workplace hazard groups""; ""5.4 Review questions and exercises""; ""6 Falls, impact, falling objects and lifting""; ""6.1 Falls""; ""6.2 Slip and fall prevention measures""; ""6.3 Impact and acceleration hazards""; ""6.4 Lifting hazards""; ""6.5 Review questions and exercises""; ""7 Mechanical hazards and machine safeguarding""; ""7.1 Mechanical injuries""; ""7.2 Machine guards and safety devices""; ""7.3 Robot safeguards""; ""7.4 Review questions and exercises""; ""8 Hazards of temperature extremes""; ""8.1 Effects of high temperatures""
""8.2 Heat stress and performance""""8.3 Effects of cold""; ""8.4 Protection against temperature extremes""; ""8.5 Review questions and exercises""; ""9 Noise and vibration hazards""; ""9.1 Effects of noise""; ""9.2 Noise control""; ""9.3 Effects of vibration""; ""9.4 Review questions and exercises""; ""10 Ergonomic hazards""; ""10.1 The science of ergonomics""; ""10.2 Musculoskeletal disorders""; ""10.3 Ergonomic risk factors""; ""10.4 Prevention of MSDs""; ""10.5 Review questions and exercises""; ""11 Electrical hazards""; ""11.1 Electrical shock""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Accidents -- Prevention.
Industrial safety.
Accidents -- Prevention.
Industrial safety.
Form Electronic book