-30 Free Safety eBooks!
Each of the below listed eBooks are in the PDF format. If you teach, consider using one of these free eBooks as a textbook. If you are studying for a professional certification test, you may want to review some of these publications. --
1. Safety For The Leader and Manager is a 140-page book written in 2006 by Lawrence H. “Chip” Dawson, a safety and health consultant based in Rochester, New York. Chip is currently the manager of EHS for the Rochester Business Alliance and its’ 2,500 members. Prior to that, Chip worked at Eastman Kodak for 23 years and was their Director of Industrial Safety.-
This publication is an overview of the safety management process. The theme of the book is “how enlightened leadership, good people and a proven process can stop accidents, cut costs and strengthen the workplace culture”.
SafetyAwakenings.com is the only Internet website where you can download a free copy of this outstanding text!
2. Getting to Zero Accidents is 25-pages and was published in 2011. It is written by Fred Rine, creator of the highly regarded safety program at FedEx. This eBook focuses on how to build a 24/7 safety program by motivating employees to want to act safety.
3. Essentials of Health and Safety at Work was written in 2006 and is 105-pages long. This publication is an excellent primer on occupational safety and would be especially valuable to a smaller business wanting to establish a workplace safety program. It covers the basics of safety management, and the fundamentals of hazard recognition and control.
4. Successful Health and Safety Management was written in 1997 as a practical guide for those who want to improve safety and health in their organizations. This 98-page book describes the principles and practices which provide the basis of effective health and safety management. -
5. A Guide to Measuring Health and Safety Performance is a 30-page book written in 2001. It was developed in order to help people to improve the measurement of safety and health performance within their organization.-
6. Involving Your Workforce in Health and Safety is 44-pages and was published in 2008. Learn how to involve and consult with your employees on safety and health matters. For both union and non-union organizations. Numerous case studies illustrate best communication practices with both safety committees and employee safety representatives.-
7. Managing Shift Work – Health and Safety Guidance is 45-pages in length and was published in 2006. Understand shift work and its’ effect and impact on worker safety and health. It offers numerous strategies for improving the safety records on all shifts at any organization.
8. Workplace Health Exposure Limits is 74-pages and was published in 2005. Common workplace health hazards such as chemicals, dusts, and fumes are reviewed. The latest updated European exposure limits are discussed (some of which are more stringent than U.S. limits). Monitoring methods are covered as well as proven solutions/controls. This book should be of special value to to those companies with international operations.-
9. The Principles of Effective OHS Risk Management is a 24-page, 2005 publication by the Commonwealth of Australia. It covers the six elements of an effective occupational health and safety program.-
10. Engineering Safety Assessment by Jim Thomson PhD is a 219-page book on how to assess the safety of highly hazardous operations and facilities.-
11. Safety Management Systems by George Robotham is 38-pages and was published in 2008. He lists: the 24 recurring themes in the world’s best safety performing companies; 47 SMS interventions; and 30 ways to mess up a safety management system.-
12. Guidance For The Beginning OHS Professional by George Robothan is a 216-page book that was published in 2012. With over 40 years experience as a safety professional, George provide his advice and guidance to the new safety professional. His approach is to review theory and follow up with practical examples from the real world.
13. Rethinking Safety – “For the last half of a century, the rates of injuries in the workplace have steadily fallen, particularly in the U.S. However, when one looks deeper at the data, a disturbing trend arises: the rates of serious injuries and fatalities are NOT dropping as quickly as minor injuries. … In the safety profession, we call this the serious injuries and fatalities SIFs) problem. … This brief document is designed to provoke readers to question assumptions regarding safety management, and also to consider new ideas that may be brought to bear on the SIFs problem.”
14. Six Ways to Apply Ergonomics in Design by Humantech will help you to “learn to integrate ergonomic design to improve the way people work at your company.”
15. Top 9 Stories About Employee Engagement by Bill Sims. “Learn: how to properly deliver positive reinforcement and reduce at-risk behaviors; why traditional incentive approaches work initially but then quickly fizzle out; the power of tangible rewards; how to avoid making an employee feel “singled out” when recognized or rewarded; and the true motivations behind your workers’ unsafe behaviors.”16.
16. The Art of Safety by Mark Donnelly. This 29-page book takes a unique approach. “The Art of Safety is guidance towards the understanding of what the true workings of fundamental protection is all about.”
17. Rethinking the Way We Think About Safety by Select International. This short, 8-page publication “is designed to provoke readers to question assumptions regarding safety management”.
19. OSHA Fact Book
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