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Introduction to occupational safety (508).
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1979 Mar; :1-260
The manual for the NIOSH course, Introduction to Occupational Safety, is presented. The course, conducted by the Division of Training and Manpower Development, is designed to familiarize engineers and industrial hygienists with methods for identifying industrial safety hazards. It is intended for those individuals who are responsible for improving or promoting safe and healthy work environments. Topics covered include the legal aspects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, principles of hazard control, system safety techniques, general guidelines for conducting a facility inspection, safety program breakdown and evaluation, accident cause analysis, work injury rates and assessments, emergency health care, working with industrial solvents, hazardous metals and gases and vapors, personal protective equipment, noise characteristics, noise measuring instruments, off the job safety, electrical and mechanical hazards, welding safety, fundamentals of industrial ventilation, principles of radiation, radiation detection instrumentation, survey instruments, uses of threshold limit values, labeling, handling materials safely, materials handling and storage, and behavioral aspects of industrial safety.
NIOSH-Author; Hazardous-materials; Occupational-hazards; Industrial-hazards; Safety-measures; Safety-equipment; Work-environment; Industrial-exposures; Accident-analysis; Industrial-environment
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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