Employment Law and Occupational Health

A Practical Handbook

Author: Joan Lewis,Greta Thornbory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111829100X

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 2030

'Employment Law and Occupational Health: A Practical Handbook' provides an essential guide to best practice for all occupational health practitioners. This readable guide to the law will help to ensure both business success and respect for individual employment rights. The cost of sickness absence can present major costs and business management problems. Safeguarding health is therefore vital to both individuals and employers. 'Employment Law and Occupational Health' explores key issues in occupational health practice from pre-employment, through health surveillance and occupational health services, to termination of employment. Topics explored include ethical and confidentiality issues, discrimination, data protection, working abroad, pregnancy and maternity leave, workplace policies, drugs and alcohol testing, stress, counselling, health surveillance and professional conduct rules. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to include a number of significant changes to employment law as well as new case law decisions that have occurred since the 1st Edition was published. Essential new material has also been included around age discrimination, disability discrimination, work related stress, corporate manslaughter and work-place bullying. An accessible, practical guide to applying health law in everyday practice. For occupational health nurses and other occupational health practitioners. Addresses key employment issues from pre-employment to termination of employment. Includes case studies, procedural checklists, and template letters and forms.

Create Your Own Employee Handbook

A Legal & Practical Guide for Employers

Author: Lisa Guerin,Amy Delpo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 5017

Every company needs an employee handbook, but not every company has one. Lawyers charge thousands of dollars for a handbook; other “do-it-yourself” products don’t offer the updated legal information and careful guidance necessary to do a good job. Create Your Own Employee Handbook bridges the gap, with detailed explanations, information on current state and federal laws, and more than a hundred sample policies you can tailor to your own workplace.

Occupational Health: A Practical Guide for Managers

Author: Dr. Ann Fingret,Alan Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134844581

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 5815

New legislation and recommended working practices demand that every organisation considers carefully the health of its workforce. Occupational Health: A Practical Guide for Managers offers a comprehensive view of health and safety issues at work. The range of people it aims to appeal to reflects the interdisciplinary nature of this subject. Personnel professionals, managers and occupational health practitioners alike will find it an invaluable resource.

Public Health Nursing

A Textbook for Health Visitors, School Nurses and Occupational Health Nurses

Author: Greta Thornbory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405180072

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 2622

This textbook explores the background to modern public health and public health nursing based on international and national guidelines. It looks at public health nursing, health visiting, the role of the school nurse and how they meet the public health agenda and the role of the occupational health nurse as a public health practitioner.

The Health & Safety Handbook

A Practical Guide to Health and Safety Law, Management Policies and Procedures

Author: Jeremy Stranks

Publisher: Kogan Page

ISBN: 9780749443924

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 6901

Employers have a duty to provide health and safety information, instruction and training for their staff. The Health and Safety Handbook enables managers to comply with the law and draw up health and safety procedures for their workplace. Clearly laid out with flow-charts and key point summaries, the handbook will enable managers to put together their own health and safety policies. Simplified procedures dealing with common accidents in the workplace as well as an extensive list of abbreviations are also supplied to help readers understand the legal terminology.

Health and Safety at Work

Author: Jeremy Stranks

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749451483

Category: Industrial hygiene

Page: 340

View: 9833

Health and safety legislation has significantly changed over the last 10 years and regulation is now required in service sector industries as well as those described as 'dangerous', after increasing complaints of muscle injury and stress-related illnesses. This revised edition of Health and Safety at Work has been updated to include the latest legislation and considerations required for your workplace including: Construction Regulations (2007); Smoking at work (Health Act 2006); Principles of good practice (Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations); Work at height (2005); Control of noise at work (2005); Behavioural society; and Workplace exposure limits. This practical guide continues to provide advice on how to establish procedures in your organization. Written in jargon-free language, it cuts through the legal complexities to enable your full understanding of the law and your peace of mind when putting procedures in place. Formerly published as A Manager's Guide to Health & Safety at Work

Occupational Safety and Health Law Handbook

Author: Melissa A. Bailey,Matthew C. Cooper,Frank D. Davis,William K. Doran,John B. Flood,Margaret S. Lopez,John F. Martin,Marshall Lee Miller,Gwendolyn K. Nightengale,Shontell Powell,Phillip B. Russell,Arthur G. Sapper,Kenneth B. Siepman,Zachary S. Stinson,R. Lance Witcher

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598886797

Category: Law

Page: 372

View: 9877

Now in its third edition, this popular Handbook has been your go-to guide to the fundamentals of occupational safety and health law for over a decade. This new edition provides an authoritative and up-to-date reference that you count on for its reliable information and straightforward explanation. Each chapter is written by a highly respected attorney who is an expert in the field. Yet the book is written without legal jargon, in plain English that anyone can understand. In it, the authors provide interpretations of many facets of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, review regulations and standards governing employee protection, and offer advice for dealing with regulatory authorities. The Handbook covers all of the important legal aspects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act with clearly written explanations of such issues as the boundaries of OSHA regulations, general administrative law concepts, and OSHA's enforcement tactics. It provides “Practitioner's Tips”—useful legal guidance given by experienced attorneys for complying with OSHA inspection regulations and enforcing employers' and employees' rights during inspections. It describes changes to the probable cause test under OSHA's “Warrant Requirement.” It also explains the legal and practical consequences facing a business not contesting OSHA citations, OSHA's use of “Monitoring Devices on Employees,” and more. This new edition covers major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard, new enforcement initiatives, updated regulations in the construction industry, new emergency response procedures, and more.

Handbook of occupational safety and health

Author: Louis J. DiBerardinis

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 1232

View: 7621

Workplace safety and health is serious business. In work environments where the safety and health of employees is a significant issue, a major leadership challenge is to instill shared, companywide values that establish the safety, health, and well-being of each individual as a paramount concern of the business. Now in its second edition, the Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health, originally edited by Lawrence Slote, remains an essential first source for quick, practical answers on this pivotal workplace issue. Concise chapters detail specific issues of biological, chemical, and physical hazards to workplace safety and health, and also address a broad spectrum of management concerns including training, workers' compensation, liability coverage, and regulatory matters. While adhering to the requirements set by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1971, the authors of this volume advocate a progressive approach that exceeds basic compliance with established regulations. Chapters emphasize not only worker protection through safe equipment and management supervision, but also the safety training of workers. Throughout, contributors stress the need to align safety and health concerns fully with a company's business objectives, offering insight into how these dual interests can be integrated. With many chapters structured in an accessible "how-to" format, even those professionals inexperienced in occupational safety issues can rapidly gain a practical knowledge of the particular concerns of their industry. For launching or updating a comprehensive workplace safety program, or for assistance with confronting specific problems when they occur, the Handbook is an ideal starting point for assessing risks and initiating proactive measures to prevent accidents in any industry. A new edition of the one-stop source for practical information on occupational safety and health. Now expanded by more than 50 percent, this Second Edition of the Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health, originally edited by Lawrence Slote, demonstrates how to control hazards to safety and health in many types of work environments-and how to deal with injuries when they do occur. It features 30 concise chapters that enable even those not formally trained in occupational safety to get up to speed quickly, plus more than 150 helpful illustrations that complement the text. With up-to-date contributions from occupational physicians, public health professionals, legal experts, and specialists in areas ranging from chemicals and radiation to noise exposure, this comprehensive Handbook presents a complete program of effective responses to a vast range of occupational safety and health problems. It includes: * An overview of the field and its recent advances, with a clear explanation of managerial roles and responsibilities for safety and health * Five sections on a variety of issues-safety evaluations, health assessment, control practices, physical hazards, and legal affairs-that make it simple to pinpoint information quickly * How-to advice-step-by-step guidance on how to conduct an accident investigation, maintain a quality medical surveillance program, and much more * Chapters on the prevention of specific hazards such as dermatoses, heat stress, radiation, respiratory illness,and infection * Includes updated material based on chapters from Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Fourth Edition

Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health

Author: Julia Smedley,Finlay Dick,Steven Sadhra

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653306

Category: Medical

Page: 944

View: 7827

Fully revised for this second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health provides a concise practice-based guide. Bringing together the latest legislation and guidance with current practice in the field, this is your authoritative guide to assessing and managing health risks in the workplace. Consisting of twelve sections covering the full breadth of practice, the Handbook includes workplace hazards and diseases, occupational health emergencies, and practical procedures. This second edition is also updated with new information on psychiatric emergencies, psychological therapies, chronic pain management, writing a policy, and obesity. Providing a thorough, easy-to-use guide to the whole of occupational health, this Handbook is the essential resource for all occupational physicians, occupational health nurses, occupational hygienists, and all those dealing with workplace health and fitness, giving you the information you need at your fingertips.

Das deutsche und chinesische Arbeitsrecht The German and Chinese Labour Law 德国与中国劳动法

Ein Praxishandbuch auf Deutsch, Englisch und Chinesisch A Practical Handbook in German, English and Chinese 一本包括德语、英语及中文版本的实用手册

Author: Michael Lorenz,Roland Falder

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658100923

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

View: 3405

Diese Kurzdarstellung des deutschen und chinesischen Arbeitsrechts wird dem Leser zum besseren Verständnis und als Hilfe zur Verständigung in deutscher, englischer und chinesischer Sprache zur Verfügung gestellt. Sie ermöglicht dank der identischen Gliederung der drei sprachlichen Teile den direkten Vergleich der gesetzlichen Rahmenbedingungen. Besonders berücksichtigt wurde dabei die Entsendung zwischen beiden Ländern. Neben dem Arbeitsrecht wird auch das Sozialversicherungs- und Steuerrecht behandelt. This book summarizes the German and Chinese labour laws in German, English and Chinese language and shall give the reader a better understanding and facilitate the communication with international colleagues. Due to the identically structured parts, the trilingual book shall allow a direct comparison of the legal framework, in particular the secondment of employees between the two countries. Apart from labour law, issues of social security and tax law are also discussed.

Occupational Health and Safety Management

A Practical Approach

Author: Charles D. Reese

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566706209

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

View: 1497

Drawing on author Charles Reese’s 23 years of experience as a safety manager and educator, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach presents a total management approach to a broad range of issues in occupational health and safety. Reese covers every facet of safety and health management with real-world examples and strategies. He provides succinct yet thorough coverage of important and timely concepts and practices commonly used in the safety field. More than just a text filled with information, this is a true how-to book. The author discusses how to write a program, how to identify hazards, and how to involve workers and attain their cooperation. He goes on to explain how to use identification and intervention tools such as hazard hunt, audits, and job hazard analysis. He provides a listing of potential resources, encourages developing a working relationship with OSHA, and how to go about determining which regulations are applicable to you or your employer’s workplace and how to find assistance and sources that will help you guide your organization to compliance with OSHA regulations. The book incorporates the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by use of common safety and health tools, and the development of a safe workforce through communication, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. Covering a wide array of occupational health and safety topics in one cohesive single-authored volume, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach is a blueprint for developing and managing a safety and health initiative tailored exactly to your company’s needs.

Construction Safety Handbook

A Practical Guide to OSHA Compliance and Injury Prevention

Author: Mark McGuire Moran

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 1591919673

Category: Social Science

Page: 451

View: 724

This much anticipated new edition provides employers and employees with a day-to-day guide to reducing accidents and injuries, ensuring compliance, avoiding fines and penalties, and controlling workers' compensation costs. You'll not only find comprehensive discussions on all of the construction safety regulations found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 29 Chapter 1926, but you'll also find the actual legal text of the regulations and overviews for each sub Chapter for easier reference. This Construction Safety Handbook covers both the obvious and the hidden dangers of construction and addresses the latest changes in OSHA standards, including new recordkeeping requirements, new ergonomic guidelines, new requirements in the Steel Erection standard, and new additions to signs, signals, and barricades requirements. Written in plain English, this comprehensive handbook provides you with the legal background, practical advice, and ready-to-use written compliance programs you need to ensure your sites meet workplace safety requirements, protect workers, and comply with the standards. Each Chapter provides a description of the requirements of the standard, and a sample written compliance program, checklists, and the appropriate citations from the 29 CFRs. The latest changes in enforcement and inspection policy are also detailed, and a list of OSHA's most frequently cited construction standards is given.

Health and Safety at Work

Key Terms

Author: Jeremy W. Stranks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750654465

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 206

View: 5200

This text provides information to the reader on a range of key terms used in health and safety at work. it is in A-Z format and incorporates the principle legal, technical and practical terms derived from statutes, regulations, approved codes, case law and other appropriate publications.

The Practical Guide to Employment Law

Author: Mark Filipp

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735553262

Category: Law

Page: 840

View: 9627

The Practical Guide to Employment Law is a comprehensive desk manual for HR managers, legal counsel, and labor and employment attorneys. It covers federal employment laws in plain-English, giving readers the practical information necessary to apply the laws, as well as providing readers with essential court cases and tips for compliance in every chapter. The Practical Guide to Employment Law includes a compliance checklist section -- where readers can learn the various laws that apply to such topics as hiring, terminations, and benefits. It also includes a supervisory training section on several laws, including FMLA and ADA. The Practical Guide to Employment Law also includes a CD-ROM that contains reproducible pages that summarize key provisions of the major employment laws as well as quizzes on each of the laws to be administered to your staff for training purposes. Plus, you'll receive a special Legislative Update on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)!

The Psychology and Law of Workplace Violence

A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Employers

Author: Irvin H. Perline,Jona Goldschmidt

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398074321

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 5273

The Psychology and Law of Workplace Violence examines the causes, risk factors, prevention and legal issues associated with workplace violence. Previous attempts to explain these crimes are often only descriptive and do not identify the basic underlying psychological mechanisms and yet, from the largest violent acts, such as the September 11th "Attack on America," to the smallest violent workplace crime, the psychological mechanisms are the same. This landmark text offers a different perspective to the current concepts of workplace violence and will likely change the way people conceptualize violent crime. Part One of the text identifies eight underlying factors responsible for these crimes, identifies two necessary conditions for their occurrence, and develops several significant, new concepts related to the field. Part Two discusses state and federal legal issues surrounding workplace violence. Workers' compensation, employer liability and employer duties under negligence law, hiring, supervision and firing, the legal aspects surrounding premises security, employee privacy issues, the ADA, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and criminal history inquiries are but a few of the many legal topics discussed. This section is written in a practical, easy-to-understand manner and contains materials that are often available only in law libraries. The final Part Three of the text is a compendium of workplace violence case histories and includes numerous nationally recognizable incidents along with many others that have not been widely publicized. An interesting description of details surrounding each crime and its aftermath is included. What happened to the perpetrator? What happened to the victims? In addition, for many cases, how the case relates to other cases and issues that have arisen from the case are discussed. In this section, which is the largest published compilation of case history material on workplace violence to date, covers over

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work

The Handbook for the Nebosh National General Certificate

Author: Phil Hughes,Ed Ferrett

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080970702

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 3915

Learn more about health and safety with this NEBOSH-endorsed textbook, written and designed specifically to help you pass your course. Matched to the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (October 2009 specification) Practice NEBOSH questions and sample answers based on recent examinations at the end of each chapter allow you to test your knowledge and increase your understanding All relevant legislation is summarised for quick reference Introduction to Health and Safety at Work, 5th edition covers the basics of occupational safety and health. The book is the definitive handbook to the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from NEBOSH with each element of the syllabus explained in detail. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning outcomes and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations. Specimen answers and a study skills chapter aid exam preparation. It is highly illustrated with over 60 new diagrams and photographs in full colour making learning easy for all. There is a companion website with editable training slides and illustrations to help tutors deliver health and safety courses. This book is a handy reference for managers and directors dealing with the day-to-day issues of health and safety and is also of great value to those studying for level 3 N/SVQ and the IOSH Managing Safely Award. It covers all the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards and includes checklists, report forms and record sheets. In addition, useful topics outside the syllabus have been included and an additional chapter to cover other aspects of health and safety and related topics that many readers will find helpful on completion of the course – construction activities, environmental considerations and international issues New in this edition: Fully restructured in line with new 2010 NEBOSH syllabus Inclusion of a summary of the Report on Health and Safety 'Common Sense Common Safety' by Lord Young Gives particular regard to changes in legislation relating to the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations, the Control of Artificial Radiation at Work Regulations, Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (CHIP4) and the European Classification, Packaging and labelling regulations A chapter with guidance on searching the internet with a range of significant Occupational health and Safety Websites. There are dozens of internet references throughout the book Since the Practical Application NGC3 has been significantly revised, Chapter 20 includes a sample practical application based on the new scope and format A companion website with downloadable tutor and student support materials, including editable PowerPoint slides and a set of full colour electronic 'spot the hazard' inspection exercises is available at: www.routledge.com/cw/hughes Phil Hughes MBE, MSc, CFIOSH, is a former Chairman of NEBOSH (1995-2001), former President of IOSH (1990-1991) and runs his own consultancy. He received an MBE for services to health & safety and as a director of RoSPA, in the New Years Honours List 2005. Ed Ferrett PhD, BSc (Hons Eng), CEng, MIMechE, MIET, CMIOSH, is a former Vice Chairman of NEBOSH (1999-2008) and a lecturer on NEBOSH courses at Cornwall Business School of Cornwall College. He is a Chartered Engineer and a health and safety consultant.

The Employer's Legal Handbook

Manage Your Employees & Workplace Effectively

Author: Fred S. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323995

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 4972

A comprehensive guide to the major legal issues facing employers, from hiring to firing (and everything in between). In Nolo’s plain-English style, this bestseller cuts through the legalese to provide all the information business owners and managers need to know to avoid legal problems and treat employees fairly.

Health and Safety

Questions and Answers: a Practical Approach

Author: Pat Perry

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727732408

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 295

View: 2883

Health and safety requirements, Health and safety management, Occupational safety, Management, Safety measures, Legislation, Building and Construction

Preventing Workplace Violence

A Guide for Employers and Practitioners

Author: Mark Braverman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9780761906155

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

View: 8896

This book, through an examination of a number of representative real world cases, provides a detailed look at what happened to some companies and traditional tools for occupational health and safety, discipline, and employee relations now used by business and labour leaders are inadequate and inappropriate in responding to the problems of workplace violence. In fact, the methods and approaches commonly in use actually worsen the problem in some cases. The book summarizes the most up-to-date learning in this area and offers practical guidance and recommendations for assessing the risk of violence, steps for preventing workplace violence, and a through discussion of employees rights and employer's responsib

Handbook of OSHA Construction Safety and Health, Second Edition

Author: Charles D. Reese,James Vernon Eidson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420006231

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 984

View: 5314

A practical guide for eliminating safety and health hazards from construction worksites, the Handbook of OSHA Construction Safety and Health addresses the occupational safety and health issues faced by those working in the construction industry. The book covers a vast range of issues including program development, safety and health program implementation, intervention and prevention of construction incidents, regulatory interpretations, understanding, and compliance, OSHA's expectations, health and safety hazards faced by those working in the construction industry, and sources of information. Highlighting contract liability and multi-employer sites, this second edition features updates for construction regulations, construction job audit, training requirements, and OSHA regulations. It includes new record-keeping guidelines and forms with additional material on focused inspections. Containing updated contact information for the newest agencies, the text also presents a model safety and health program, examples of accident analysis and prevention approaches, sample safety and health checklists, and more than 200 illustrations. Taking a comprehensive approach to construction safety and health, the authors address issues seldom discussed in the construction arena such as perceptions and motivation while also discussing issues gleaned from the safety and health disciplines such as the analyzing of incidents and accident prevention techniques. Including an in-depth discussion of regulations promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the book lays the foundation upon which to build stronger safety and health initiatives, while intervening and preventing jobsite deaths, injuries, and illnesses.