John Wiley, hardcover, 740 pages
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Dr. Brauer has revised and updated the first edition published in 1990. Referenced standards and regulations have been updated throughout and include the OSHA Definitions Affecting Recordable Cases; the revised NIOSH Lifting Equations and procedures for analyzing a lifting task; and an explanation of the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (Appendix A). Written by one of the leading experts in safety engineering, the focus of the book remains hazard recognition and control. In addition to a guide for safety practitioners, the new edition also provides a comprehensive resource for candidates preparing for the BCSP Certification Examinations. SH&E practitioners researching standards and regulations will find a wealth of information in the extensive chapter bibliographies. The Second Edition includes new information on preventing falls and injuries, as well as safety applications of Total Quality Management and Six Sigma.
“The first edition … has been a best seller because of its breadth of coverage on the safety essentials that are significant both to engineers and to safety professionals. This [revised] edition is also a keeper, because it is an excellent, current, technical and managerial resource. … In the limited space allowed for a book review, it is difficult to illustrate the breadth of technical and managerial knowledge Roger includes in his book. This reviewer recommends that safety professionals seriously consider adding this updated text to their safety libraries.”
- Fred Manuele, PE, CSP