Fundamental principles of occupational health and safety. Second edition

Fully revised and updated, this second edition introduces new ILO instruments promoting occupational safety and health (OSH) and new chemical safety information tools, and addresses OSH in the context of globalization and HIV/AIDS and the world of work. The annexes include checklists for preparing national OSH profiles and enterprise policies, selected excerpts from OSH instruments and up-to-date information sources.


About the first edition:
"This book is perfect as an introduction to the field of occupational health and safety. Dispersed throughout the text are nuggets of occupational health and safety truths or ideas useful for the professional. The "Occupational Health Surveillance" chapter was very enlightening. Useful text is provided about work environment surveillance and accompanying risk assessment of those areas. The chapter "Health Promotion, Education and Training" provides an interesting discussion of the differences between education and training. Overall, I found the text an easy read and very motivational." - The Synergist, March 2003, USA

Fundamental principles of occupational health and safety, 2nd edition, is a practical guide to developing effective occupational safety and health (OSH) policies and programmes based on the provisions defined in the "core" ILO standards and instruments concerning OSH. It focuses on the key topics essential to promoting and managing national and enterprise OSH systems and presents a concise overview of the issues involved, together with specific guidelines for policy design, implementation and management at both national and enterprise levels. The operational aspects of meeting health and safety requirements are also covered, with detailed sections on legislation and enforcement, occupational health surveillance, and preventive and protective measures, as well as health education and training.

This book will be useful for legislators and labour inspectors, those involved in policy-making (governments, and employers' and workers' organizations) and those within enterprises who are concerned with the practical implementation of measures to promote and protect the safety and health of workers (managers, supervisors, workers' representatives), as well as academic institutions.