Handbook of Health & Safety Practice
UK Edition
7th Edition

By Jeremy Stranks
Financial Times / Pearson Education
December 2005
ISBN: 0131976451
1024 Pages, Illustrated
$200.00 Hardback

Now in its seventh edition, this guide provides comprehensive coverage of all the new health and safety legislation, ensuring you can successfully implement the necessary legislation in your organization. Fully revised and updated.

Organized into two easy-to-use sections and fully illustrated with case studies, the Handbook of Health and Safety Practice discusses both the legal and the practical aspects of health and safety in the workplace. This authoritative guide helps you to take a more comprehensive view on health and safety and how it can contribute to your wider business objectives.


Health & Safety Law
• Origins of health and safety law
• Common law liability and workplace injuries
• Health and safety at work - the principal legal requirements
• Enforcement
• Health and safety and industrial relations law
Health & Safety Management
• Safety management and policy
• Investigation, reporting and recording of accidents
• Health and safety monitoring
• Major incidents and emergency procedures
• Health and safety training and communication
• The cost of accidents and ill-health
Accident Prevention
• Principles of accident prevention
• Safe systems of work
The Working Environment
• The organization of the working environment
• Temperature, lighting and ventilation
• Welfare amenity provision
• Cleaning and hygiene
Occupational Health & Hygiene
• Toxicology and health
• Occupational diseases and conditions
• Occupational health practice
• Noise and vibration
• Dust and fumes
• Radiation and radiological protection
• Personal protection
• Occupational hygiene practice
• Prevention and control strategies in occupational hygiene
• Manual handling
• First aid
Human Factors and Safety at Work
• Human factors and safety
• Ergonomics
• Stress
Safety Technology
• Work equipment
• Fire
• Lifting machinery and equipment
• Pressure systems
• Electrical safety
• Construction safety
• Mechanical handling
• Dangerous substances
• Specific processes and activities.

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