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Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices

Book Description

A valuable and comprehensive safety reference for any organization working with or around electricity.

This comprehensive guide informs working professionals in multiple industries, such as manufacturing, processing, or energy, about safety procedures that should be used on the job. It informs the reader about the hazards in the work place and what to do to make sure he/she is protected.

The Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices presents readers with the proper organizational skills needed to avoid hazardous injuries, details environmental monitoring techniques, and discusses how to ensure that proper protection is used on the job. The authors cover not only obvious electrical safety considerations, such as exposed wires and evacuation plans, but everything related to electrical safety, such as air quality, sound level, and radiation. This reference provides the most comprehensive coverage for any company to keep employees informed and to keep their work environment safe.

The Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices:

  • Contains working plans and templates for evaluating safety proceduresand conditions in the plant

  • Covers common hazards and how to avoid them, such as radiation, noise, air quality, fire, and electric shock

  • Gives a comprehensive view of workers' rights and international regulations

  • Goes beyond regulations and laws to provide a workable blueprint for creating a safe industrial environment

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. List of Contributors
  7. Abbreviations
  8. Preface
  9. Chapter 1 - How to Evaluate Safety Programs
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Creating a Culture of Safety
    3. 1.3 Good Housekeeping
    4. 1.4 New Employee Orientation
    5. 1.5 Worker Rights
  10. Chapter 2 - Meters and Monitors
    1. 2.1 Air Quality Testing and Monitoring
    2. 2.2 Noise Testing and Monitoring
    3. 2.3 Radiation Monitors and Meters
    4. 2.4 Electrical/Electronics Testing Meters
  11. Chapter 3 - General Safety Practices
    1. 3.1 Safe Chemical Handling
    2. 3.2 Job Hazards Analysis Assessment
    3. 3.3 Personal Protective Equipment
    4. 3.4 First Aid and Resuscitation
    5. 3.5 Fire Protection, Evacuation, First Responder and Emergency Planning
    6. 3.6 Excavations and Trenching
    7. 3.7 Confined Spaces
  12. Chapter 4 - Safe Use of Equipment
    1. 4.1 Hand Tools and Workshop Machines
    2. 4.2 Ladder Safety
    3. 4.3 Forklift Safety
    4. 4.4 Crane Operation Safety
    5. 4.5 Scaffolds and Other Work Platforms
    6. 4.6 Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety
    7. 4.7 Drum Handling Safety
    8. 4.8 Safe Welding Practices
  13. Chapter 5 - Electrical Safety
    1. 5.1 Electric Shock and Lockout/Tagout
    2. 5.2 Linemen General Safety Practices
    3. 5.3 Electrical Safe Work Practices Plan
    4. 5.4 Electrical Equipment
    5. 5.5 Safe Work Practices Near Power Lines
    6. 5.6 Functional Safety for Electric Power Transmission
  14. Chapter 6 - Worker Safety Rules
    1. 6.1 Critical Incident Stress
    2. 6.2 Toxic Industrial Chemicals
    3. 6.3 Electrical Protective Devices
    4. 6.4 Hand Protection
    5. 6.5 Hazard Assessment and Personal Protective Equipment Selection
    6. 6.6 Sanitation
    7. 6.7 Safety Color Code for Marking Physical Hazards
    8. 6.8 Specifications for Accident Prevention Signs and Tags
    9. 6.9 Permits for Confined Spaces
    10. 6.10 Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
    11. 6.11 Medical Services and First Aid
    12. 6.12 Fire Protection
    13. 6.13 Handling Materials
    14. 6.14 Slings
    15. 6.15 Bibliography
  15. Chapter 7 - Recordkeeping, Training and Inspections, Accident Investigation and Reporting
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Safety Recordkeeping Practices and Protocols
    3. 7.3 Safety Training and Recordkeeping
    4. 7.4 OHSAS 18001 (Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series)
    5. 7.5 Bibliography
  16. Chapter 8 - Risk and Vulnerability Assessments
    1. 8.1 Risk Management
    2. 8.2 Crisis Management
    3. 8.3 Vulnerability Assessments
  17. Appendix A: Chemical Exposure Tables
  18. Appendix B: Forms
  19. Index