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Safety and Health for Engineers, 2nd Edition

Safety and Health for Engineers, 2nd Edition

Roger L. Brauer

ISBN: 978-0-471-29189-3

Dec 2005

758 pages


The essential guide to blending safety and health with economical engineering

Over time, the role of the engineer has evolved into a complex combination of duties and responsibilities. Modern engineers are required not only to create products and environments, but to make them safe and economical as well. Safety and Health for Engineers, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide that helps engineers reconcile safety and economic concerns using the latest cost-effective methods of ensuring safety in all facets of their work. It addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition, the human element of safety, and techniques for managing safety in engineering decisions. Like its successful predecessor, this Second Edition contains a broad range of topics and examples, detailed references to information and standards, real-world application exercises, and a significant bibliography of books for each chapter.

Inside this indispensable resource, you'll find:
* The duties and legal responsibilities for which engineers are accountable
* Updated safety laws and regulations and their enforcement agencies
* An in-depth study of hazards and their control
* A thorough discussion of human behavior, capabilities, and limitations
* Key instruction on managing safety and health through risk management, safety analyses, and safety plans and programs

Additionally, Safety and Health for Engineers includes the latest legal considerations, new risk analysis methods, system safety and decision-making tools, and today's concepts and methods in ergonomic design. It also contains revised reference figures and tables, OSHA permissible exposure limits, and updated examples and exercises taken from real cases that challenged engineering designs. Written for engineers, plant managers, safety professionals, and students, Safety and Health for Engineers, Second Edition provides the information and tools you need to unite health and safety with economical engineering for safer technological solutions.


Chapter 1. The Importance of Safety and Health for Engineers.

Chapter 2. Safety and Health Professions.

Chapter 3. Fundamental Concepts And Terms.


Chapter 4. Federal Agencies, Laws and Regulations.

Chapter 5. Other Laws, Regulations, Standards and Codes.

Chapter 6. Workers' Compensation.

Chapter 7. Products Liability.

Chapter 8. Record Keeping and Reporting.


Chapter 9. General Principles of Hazard Control.

Chapter 10. Mechanics and Structures.

Chapter 11. Walking and Working Surfaces.

Chapter 12. Electrical Safety.

Chapter 13. Tools And Machines.

Chapter 14. Transportation.

Chapter 15. Materials Handling.

Chapter 16. Fire Protection And Prevention.

Chapter 17. Explosions And Explosives.

Chapter 18. Heat And Cold.

Chapter 19. Pressure.

Chapter 20. Visual Environment.

Chapter 21. Non-Ionizing Radiation.

Chapter 22. Ionizing Radiation.

Chapter 23. Noise and Vibration.

Chapter 24. Chemicals.

Chapter 25. Ventilation.

Chapter 26. Biohazards.

Chapter 27. Hazardous Waste.

Chapter 28. Personal Protective Equipment.

Chapter 29. Emergencies.

Chapter 30. Facility Planning and Design.


Chapter 31. Human Behavior and Performance in Safety.

Chapter 32. Procedures, Rules, and Training.

Chapter 33. Ergonomics.


Chapter 34. Fundamentals of Safety Management.

Chapter 35. Risk Management and Assessment.

Chapter 36. System Safety.

Chapter 37. Safety Analyses and Management Information.

Chapter 38. Safety Plans and Programs.

Appendix A: OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits.

Appendix B: Ergonomics Data.


  • New OSHA standards and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • New material on Total Quality Management
  • Includes new case studies, examples, and worked-out equations
"I recommend this book for all university libraries where engineering, of any type, is being taught." (E-STREAMS, June 2007)

"…Brauer has written a comprehensive guide that helps engineers reconcile safety and economic concerns using the latest cost-methods of insuring safety in all facets of their work…" (Journal of Hazardous Materials, September 1, 2006)

  • Collects a vast array of safety science topics
  • Written by an engineer for engineers
  • Adds new OSHA standards and regulations
  • Includes case study examples