3rd Edition

International Health and Safety at Work
for the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

ISBN 9781138831308
Published November 1, 2015 by Routledge
658 Pages 94 Color Illustrations

USD $95.95

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Book Description

International Health and Safety at Work has been specially written in simple English for the thousands of students who complete the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Health and Safety each year. Fully revised in alignment with the April 2015 syllabus, this third edition provides students with all they need to tackle the course with confidence.

Clear, easily accessible information is presented in full colour, with discussion of essential principles such as ILO and OSH conventions as well as legal frameworks from a range of countries.

    • Aligned to the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
    • Practice questions and answers to test knowledge and increase understanding
    • Complete with a companion website containing extra resources for tutors and students at www.routledge.com/cw/hughes

The only textbook endorsed for the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Health and Safety, International Health and Safety at Work remains the most effective tool for those working to fit international health and safety standards to local needs and practice.

Table of Contents

1. Foundations in Health and Safety, 2. Health and Safety Management Systems – Plan, 3. Health and Safety Management Systems – Organising – Part I Do, 4. Health and Safety Management Systems – Risk Assessment and Controls – Part II Do, 5. Health and safety management systems – Monitoring, Investigation and Recording Measuring – Check, 6. Health and Safety Management Systems – Audit and Review – Act, 7. Workplace Hazards and Risk Control, 8. Transport Hazards and Risk Control, 9. Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control, 10. Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control, 11. Electrical Safety, 12. Fire Hazards and Risk Control, 13. Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control, 14. Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control, 15. Summary of ILO, OSH Conventions, Legal Frameworks and Country Examples, 16. Study Skills, 17. Specimen Answers to NEBOSH Examinations, 18. International Sources of Information and Guidance

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Phil Hughes MBE is a well-known UK safety professional with over 40 years world-wide experience as Head of Environment, Health and Safety at two large multinationals; Courtaulds and Fisons. Phil started work in health and safety in the Factory Inspectorate at the Derby District UK, in 1969 and moved to Courtaulds in 1974. He joined IOSH in that year and became Chairman of the Midland Branch, then National Treasurer and was President in 1990 – 1991.

Phil has been very active in the NEBOSH Board for over 10 years and served as Chairman from 1995 to 2001. He was also a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers for many years and has lectured widely throughout the world. Phil received the RoSPA Distinguished Service Award in May 2001 and was a Director and Trustee of RoSPA from 2003 – 2010. He received an MBE in the New Year Honours List 2005 for services to Health and Safety. Phil is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH.

Ed Ferrett is an experienced health and safety consultant who has practised for over 25 years. With a PhD and an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, Ed spent 30 years in Higher and Further education, retiring as the Head of the Faculty of Technology of Cornwall College in 1993. Since then he has been an independent consultant to several public and private sector organisations including construction businesses, the Regional Health and Safety Adviser for the Government Office (West Midlands), and was Chair of West of Cornwall Primary Care NHS Trust for 6 years until 2006.

Ed was a member of the NEBOSH Board from 1995 until 2010 and Vice Chair from 1999 to 2008. He has delivered many health and safety courses and has been a lecturer on NEBOSH courses for various course providers. He has been an External Examiner for an MSc course and BSc course in Health and Safety at two UK Universities, a Reporting Inspector for Independent Further and Higher Education with the British Accreditation Council and a NEBOSH Ambassador. Ed is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Member of IOSH.


"The authors are well respected and their material has been used by countless students and trainers – including me – to good effect, and doubtless will continue to be so. There is certainly more than enough here for the beginner to get their teeth into."— www.healthandsafetyatwork.com

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