An instructor's guide of course materials on principles of occupational safety and health is reviewed. The materials were prepared for a course presented at Purdue University and consist of 12 units of instruction. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) is examined. Occupational safety and health legislation in the United States is listed chronologically from 1708 to 1978. Duties and standards of the OSHA are outlined. Areas of standards development are identified as original standards incorporated into the OSHA, emergency standards, and permanent standards. Guidelines are presented for the conduct of inspections, including priorities, inspection procedures, and citations. Occupational exposure limits are discussed. Areas of information covered in the guide include industrial toxicology, occupational dermatoses, respiratory protection, heat stress, vibration, ionizing radiation, noise, industrial ventilation, and ergonomics. The author concludes that the instructional resource material will be particularly useful to engineering educators who are instructing students in the field of occupational safety and health and who are developing an awareness of hazards and methods to prevent their occurrence through engineering design and practice.
Division of Training and Manpower Development, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, P.O. No. 81-3030, 262 pages, 17 references