Sufficient depth and breadth of coverage allows readers in one area to appreciate and be stimulated by the ideas and approaches of other disciplines in OSH. The descriptions of hazard recognition and control are as straightforward as possible, with minimum of jargon.
The Encyclopaedia has been developed with a pragmatic approach in parts and chapters which correspond to the various disciplines that comprise OSH. New chapters and articles will be featured from 2013. In addition, the Encyclopaedia is also connected to a wide variety of ILO and third party health and safety information resources such as standards and regulations, databases, online periodicals, and institutional websites.
|I. The Body||X. Industries based on Biological Resources|
|II. Health Care||XI. Industries based on Natural Resources|
|III. Management and Policy||XII. Chemical Industries|
|IV. Tools and Approaches||XIII. Manufacturing Industries|
|V. Psychosocial and Organizational Factors||XIV. Textiles and Apparel Industries|
|VI. General Hazards||XV. Transport Industries|
|VII. The Environment||XVI. Construction|
|VIII. Accidents and Safety Management||XVII. Services and Trade|
|IX. Chemicals||XVIII. Guides|
For those using the Encyclopaedia for the first time, two tutorials have been prepared to provide a tour of the site content and various features available, as well as an introduction to navigating the pages offering additional resources for each chapter. An FAQ section answers a variety of basic questions about how to use the site and its resources.
The Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety has a long and honourable history, having had four editions: in 1930, 1971, 1983 and 1998. The fourth edition was published in four volumes under the editorship of Prof. Jeanne Stellman who also led the development of the online edition.