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Health and safety : in brief

Author: John R Ridley
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004.
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In plain English, John Ridley guides the reader through Health and Safety legislation and explains how to comply with it in practical terms. The text is clearly laid out, distinguishing between bulleted summaries of legislative requirements and the author?s advice and commentary. By condensing the fundamental contents of the author?s acclaimed Safety at Work into a practical and affordable volume, Health and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ridley, John R.
Health and safety.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004
(DLC) 2004050287
(OCoLC)55066492
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Ridley
ISBN: 9780080495224 0080495222
OCLC Number: 166422152
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 273 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Copyright Page --
Contents --
Preface --
Part 1: Law --
Chapter 1. Legal processes --
1.1 Historical background --
1.2 Branches of law --
1.3 Types of court --
1.4 Court procedures --
1.5 Law-making in the UK --
1.6 Law-making in the EU --
Chapter 2. Health and safety laws --
2.1 A historical perspective on health and safety laws --
2.2 The structure of health and safety laws --
2.3 The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 --
2.4 Health and safety law enforcement --
2.5 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 --
2.6 Other current health and safety legislation --
Part 2: Management --
Chapter 3. Management responsibilities --
3.1 The role of management --
3.2 Responsibilities for health and safety --
3.3 Safety policy --
3.4 Risk assessments --
3.5 Techniques of hazard identification --
3.6 Organization for safety at work --
3.7 Promoting health and safety in the workplace --
Chapter 4. Human resources --
4.1 Health and safety training --
4.2 Young persons at work --
4.3 Joint consultation --
4.4 Employment relations in health and safety --
4.5 Human factors in health and safety --
4.6 Insurance in health and safety --
Chapter 5. Workplace safety --
5.1 Workplace regulations --
5.2 Office safety --
5.3 Workplace safety signs and signals --
Chapter 6. Information and advice --
6.1 Safety advice --
6.2 Sources of information --
6.3 Report writing --
6.4 Data storage and retrieval --
Chapter 7. Accidents --
7.1 Principles of accident prevention --
7.2 Accident investigation --
7.3 Accident reporting --
Part 3: Occupational health --
Chapter 8. The body --
8.1 Functions of the body --
8.2 Routes of entry --
8.3 Target organs --
Chapter 9. Health at work --
9.1 Causes of health hazards --
9.2 Ionizing radiations --
9.3 Hazards from non-ionizing radiations --
Chapter 10. Health protection --
10.1 First aid --
10.2 Personal protective equipment --
10.3 Safe use of display screen equipment --
Part 4: Safety technology --
Chapter 11. Chemicals --
11.1 Safe use of chemicals --
11.2 Labelling of chemicals for supply and use --
11.3 Transport of chemicals by road and rail --
11.4 Classification of hazardous and dangerous substances for supply --
11.5 Approved lists --
11.6 Exposure limits --
11.7 Preventative and control measures --
11.8 Handling hazardous and dangerous substances --
11.9 Asbestos --
11.10 Lead --
Chapter 12. Noise and hearing protection --
12.1 Legislation concerning noise --
12.2 The ear --
12.3 Noise measurement --
12.4 Noise control techniques --
Chapter 13. Work equipment --
13.1 New machinery --
13.2 Safe use of work equipment --
13.3 Safety with moving machinery --
13.4 Safety during maintenance --
13.5 Pressure systems --
13.6 Lifting equipment --
Chapter 14. Construction --
14.1 CDM --
14.2 Construction, health, safety and welfare.
Responsibility: John Ridley.

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Guides the reader through Health and Safety legislation. This book includes the effects of the Woolf Report reforms on UK law, and changes in UK law as a result of EU directives affecting the  Read more...

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