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3 Must-Read Books On Work Safety

Safety in the workplace is one of the most important aspects of modern companies and businesses with an ever-increasing list of sanctions and rules on health and safety it is becoming harder and harder to keep up with the correct ways. This expert selection of books will give you true insight into safety at work and the ins and outs of it.

#1 Workplace Safety by Dan Hopwood and Steve Thompson

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As an owner of a small business, I know that it’s important for me to have a workplace safety plan in place.  Even as a company in a traditional office environment, I can still be faced with safety situations including loss prevention, workplace security, and worker’s compensation.

Workplace Safety: A Guide For Small & Mid-Sized Companies by Dan Hopwood and Steve Thompson services as a guide for creating successful safety programs, including offering updated information and real-world examples.  While the book covers topics I personally don’t have to deal with, such as OSHA regulatory requirements, it also covers a lot of topics that could be applicable to nearly any business.  This includes disaster and emergency planning, injury management, workplace safety, workers’ compensation, and insurance.  It’s a must-read for small and midsize companies.

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Contributors: Alex Membrillo from Cardinal Digital Marketing

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#2 The Noise Manual by Elliottt H Berger

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This leading noise resource is specifically written for those with a technical interest in noise and for anyone who desires an improved general understanding of the subject. It addresses noise-related issues within the workplace and those arising in the community. Topics include:

  1. Room noise criteria;
  2. Speech and signal detection
  3. Community noise
  4. Prediction of hearing loss due to noise exposure;
  5. Standards and regulation

Each of its 18 chapters has been peer-reviewed and contain numerous citations to the current literature, complemented by the expansive appendix on references for good practice.

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Contributors: American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

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#3 The Basics of Occupational Safety by David L. Goetsch

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David L. Goetsch is a widely-published college professor and corporate trainer who has authored multiple books on workplace safety and health (as well as books on related topics covering quality management, supervision, and leadership).  Goetsch is also the CEO of David L. Goetsch & Associates, a corporate training and consulting firm.

This comprehensive text (approximately 530 pages cover to cover) is a current and concise guide covering the basic information required to understand occupational safety and health standards in the United States.  This book's text is further supported by web-based resources, and it also focuses on standards set by OSHA, NIOSH, and other regulatory bodies who have workplace jurisdiction within the 50 states.  Finally, the recent emerging trends in occupational safety and health are addressed as well.

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Contributors: Timothy G. Wiedman from Doane University

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