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Health and Safety at Work, 10th Edition

Book Description

A practical guide to establishing the proper systems and procedures for effective health and safety management and the legal requirements that businesses need to be aware of.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. List of Figures
  5. List of Tables
  6. Preface to First Edition
  7. Preface to Tenth Edition
  8. PART 1: Health and Safety Management and Administration
    1. 1    Principal Legal Requirements
      1. Criminal and civil liability
      2. Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) 1974
      3. Sources of criminal law
      4. Approved Codes of Practice
      5. Powers of inspectors
      6. Improvement and prohibition notices
      7. Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008
      8. Corporate manslaughter
      9. Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
      10. Leadership actions for directors and board members
      11. Joint consultation with employees
      12. Running a safety committee
      13. Statements of health and safety policy
      14. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
      15. Schedule 1
      16. Passport schemes
      17. Home working
      18. Lone working situations
      19. Vulnerable groups
      20. Documentation and record keeping requirements
      21. Occupiers’ liability
      22. Courts and tribunals
      23. The Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1999
      24. Summary
      25. References
    2. 2    Health and Safety Management
      1. What is management?
      2. Health and safety management
      3. Supervisors and health and safety
      4. Successful Health and Safety Management – HS(G)65
      5. Quality management and health and safety – BS8800: 1996 Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
      6. Benchmarking
      7. Emergency procedures
      8. Risk management
      9. Information sources for health and safety
      10. Summary
      11. References
    3. 3    Reporting, Recording and Investigation of Injuries,Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences
      1. Reporting requirements
      2. Accident investigation
      3. The cost of accidents
      4. Summary
      5. References
    4. 4    Principles of Accident Prevention
      1. Accident definitions
      2. Incidents
      3. ‘Hazard’, ‘Danger’ and ‘Risk’
      4. Accident prevention strategies
      5. Safe systems of work
      6. Safety monitoring systems
      7. Accident and ill-health rates
      8. Risk assessment
      9. Competent persons
      10. The role of the health and safety practitioner
      11. Summary
      12. Conclusion to Part 1
      13. References
  9. PART 2: People at Work
    1. 5    Human Factors
      1. Behavioural safety
      2. Human error
      3. Planned motivation schemes
      4. Atypical workers
      5. Establishing a safety culture – the principles involved
      6. Communications
      7. Health and Safety training
      8. Summary
      9. References
    2. 6    Ergonomics
      1. The application of ergonomics in working situations
      2. Principles of ergonomic design
      3. Controls and displays
      4. Display screen equipment
      5. The schedule
      6. Manual handling injuries and conditions
      7. Management action
      8. Summary
      9. References
    3. 7    Stress at Work
      1. What is stress?
      2. Violence at work
      3. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
      4. Conclusion
      5. Summary
      6. Conclusion to Part 2
      7. References
  10. PART 3: Occupational Health
    1. 8    Occupational Diseases and Conditions
      1. Occupational health
      2. Occupational diseases
      3. The Employment Medical Advisory Service (EMAS)
      4. Occupational health schemes
      5. Benefits of occupational health services
      6. Sickness absence control
      7. Sickness absence procedure
      8. Sickness absence monitoring
      9. Smoking at Work
      10. Summary
      11. References
    2. 9    First Aid
      1. Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
      2. HSE Guidance – first aid at work
      3. Principles of first aid
      4. The role of first-aiders
      5. Summary
      6. References
    3. 10    Dangerous Substances
      1. Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) (CHIP) Regulations 2002
      2. Hazardous substances and preparations – classification
      3. EU Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
      4. Principles of toxicology
      5. Workplace exposure limits
      6. Handling and storage of dangerous substances
      7. Safety data sheet/product information
      8. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002
      9. Health risk assessments
      10. Principles of good practice
      11. Health surveillance
      12. Summary
      13. Conclusion to Part 3
      14. References
  11. PART 4: Safety Technology
    1. 11    Engineering Safety
      1. Selection of work equipment
      2. Principles of machinery safety
      3. Other hazards associated with machinery operation
      4. Machinery guards
      5. Machinery safety devices
      6. Planned maintenance
      7. Lifting operations and lifting equipment
      8. Machinery safety assessment
      9. Summary
      10. References
    2. 12    Fire Prevention
      1. The fire triangle
      2. Causes of fire spread
      3. Fire extinction
      4. Fire appliances
      5. Colour coding of fire appliances
      6. Fire protection systems
      7. Fire and Rescue Authorities
      8. Legal requirements
      9. Summary
      10. References
    3. 13    Electrical Safety
      1. Principles of electrical safety
      2. Causes and effects of shock
      3. Portable electrical appliances
      4. Summary
      5. References
    4. 14    Structural Safety
      1. Floors and traffic routes
      2. Falls and falling objects
      3. Windows, and transparent or translucent doors, gates and walls
      4. Windows, skylights and ventilators
      5. Organisation of traffic routes
      6. Doors and gates
      7. Escalators and moving walkways
      8. Access to and egress from the workplace
      9. Work at height
      10. Traffic systems
      11. Summary
      12. References
    5. 15    Construction and Contractors
      1. Construction hazards
      2. Contractors and the law
      3. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
      4. Accidents in construction activities
      5. Regulating the contractor
      6. Safety method statements
      7. Contractors’ regulations
      8. Maintenance work
      9. Summary
      10. References
    6. 16    Mechanical Handling
      1. Mechanical handling systems
      2. Summary
      3. References
    7. 17    The Working Environment
      1. Location and layout of workplaces
      2. The use of colour in the workplace
      3. Waste disposal
      4. Environmental control
      5. Noise
      6. Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
      7. Vibration-induced injury
      8. Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
      9. Work involving radioactive sources
      10. Welfare amenity provisions
      11. Summary
      12. References
    8. 18    Safety in Offices, Workshops and in Catering Operations
      1. Safety requirements for offices
      2. Office health and safety audit
      3. Workshop safety
      4. Catering safety
      5. Summary
      6. Conclusion to Part 4
      7. References
  12. Index
  13. Copyright