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Concise guide to workplace safety and health : what you need to know, when you need it
by Chambers, Gary

9781439807323Gary ChambersConcise Guide to Workplace Safety and Health: What You Need to Know, When You Need ItEvery organization must comply with occupational health and safety regulations. Yet it is frequently unclear which actually apply in a given real-life situation, plus the field is loaded with technical terminology and complicated regulations. Many managers, trainers, even safety and health professionals therefore find it hard to know how to comply, with exactly what. Written to make this important discipline more understandable, Concise Guide to Workplace Safety and Health: What You Need to Know, When You Need It systematically addresses, for each of the 34 topics covered, core issues such as relevant regulations, required program elements, and definitions of key terms. Organized for quick access to information, this handy reference book demystifies required documentation, training elements, medical requirements, recordkeeping, and more. Conveniently, the author uses the same 20-part format for every topic. For example, if you want to know only about the documentation required, you can immediately turn to a topic#65533;s Section 9 (Written Documentation Required). If training requirements are the issue, simply go to a chapter#65533;s Section 12 (Training Requirements). Also provided for each topic are links to quality background and training information, with sample forms and programs where available. The guide covers safety and health topics of interest to a wide cross section of industries and businesses. The author#65533;s relaxed, yet focused approach and consistent format allow efficient access to a broad range of occupational health and safety information. The topics covered include not only those that are currently regulated, but also emerging issues such as injury and illness prevention programs, and the rapidly growing field of nanotechnology. - Description from Syndetics
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Taking your first shot : a woman's introduction to defensive shooting and personal safety
by Finch, Lynne.

9781620877173Lynne Finch; Russ Charlesworth (Photographer)Taking Your First Shot: A Woman's Introduction to Defensive Shooting and Personal SafetyNumbers don't lie; more and more women are purchasing guns and learning to shoot! While shooting used to be a male-dominated sport, women across the country have begun discovering that a trip to the range not only is relaxing, but also brings with it a sense of strength and empowerment. Taking Your First Shot is an introductory guide perfect for either those stepping out onto the range for the first time or those looking to brush up on their skills. Author Lynne Finch coaches women on the decision to learn to shoot, how to find formal training, selecting and purchasing a handgun, defensive versus practice ammunition, storing and caring for your gun, and concealed carry options. Along with learning the shooting basics, Finch also teaches readers the importance of situational awareness and the basics of self-defense. Sometimes a gun isn't always an answer, and it's important to have a proportional response to the situation. Finch begins with teaching readers how to become aware of their surroundings, what to watch for, and how to respond. From there, she goes on to define proportional response and why carrying pepper spray, a kubotan, or even a whistle can make all the difference. Learning to shoot is a personal decision, but with the proper training and practice, shooting can become both an enjoyable and liberating sport. - Description from Syndetics
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Foundations in patient safety for health professionals
by Galt, Kimberly A. Paschal, Karen A.

9780763763381Kimberly A. Galt; Karen A. PaschalFoundations in Patient Safety for Health ProfessionalsCovering a wide range of health care disciplines, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals is a practical, comprehensive guide to creating a culture of safety in health care settings. Developed by faculty members in bioethics, business, dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and social work, this introductory textbook presents the history of safety and the core concepts of patient safety. This important resource features a patient-centered approach within a practice-based context. Written in a straightforward style, it uses personal and professional stories to illustrate the application of safety principles. Modules and case-based exercises help students learn the importance of safety best practices and quality improvements. Practicing health care professionals will also find this book to be a valuable resource. - Description from Syndetics
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Foolproof : why safety can be dangerous and how danger makes us safe
by Ip, Greg

9780316286046Greg IpFoolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us SafeHow the very things we create to protect ourselves, like money market funds or anti-lock brakes, end up being the biggest threats to our safety and wellbeing. We have learned a staggering amount about human nature and disaster -- yet we keep having car crashes, floods, and financial crises. Partly this is because the success we have at making life safer enables us to take bigger risks. As our cities, transport systems, and financial markets become more interconnected and complex, so does the potential for catastrophe. How do we stay safe? Should we? What if our attempts are exposing us even more to the very risks we are avoiding? Would acceptance of danger make us more secure? Is there such a thing as foolproof? In FOOLPROOF, Greg Ip presents a macro theory of human nature and disaster that explains how we can keep ourselves safe in our increasingly dangerous world. - Description from Syndetics
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Safety and secrecy of bottled water
by Navarro, Kelsey E.

9781608768783Kelsey E. Navarro (Editor)Safety and Secrecy of Bottled WaterThe bottled water industry is the second largest commercial beverage category by volume in the U.S. Nearly all bottled water sold in the US is sourced domestically. Only approximately two percent of the total volume is comprised of imported bottled water. This book evaluates the extent to which FDA regulates and ensures the quality and safety of bottled water, evaluates the extent to which federal and state authorities regulate the accuracy of labels and identifies the environmental and other impacts of bottled water. To address these objectives, the authors reviewed relevant FDA documents, policies and guidelines as well as related laws and regulations pertinent to the oversight of bottled water at the federal and state levels, and analyzed data from the FDA databases and track inspections, import examinations and recalls. Bottled water labels were also examined and companies were contacted to determine the information they provide to customers. This book consists of public documents which have been located, gathered, combined, reformatted, and enhanced with a subject index, selectively edited and bound to provide easy access. - Description from Syndetics
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GMO myths and truths : a citizen's guide to the evidence on the safety and efficacy of genetically modified crops and foods
by obinson, Claire, Antoniou, Michael, Fagan, John

9780993436703Claire Robinson; Michael Antoniou; John FaganGMO Myths and Truths: A Citizen's Guide to the Evidence on the Safety and Efficacy of Genetically Modified Crops and FoodsIt is often claimed that the case against genetically modified (GM) crops and foods is based on emotion, not science, and that to oppose GM crop and food technology is to be anti-science. It is also claimed that GM crops offer higher yields and better nutrition, that they are safe for health and the environment, that they reduce agrochemical use, and that they are needed to feed the world's growing population. This book, co-authored by two genetic engineers and a writer/researcher, exposes these claims as false, using scientific and other documented evidence. GMO Myths and Truths summarizes the facts on the safety and efficacy of genetically modified (GM) crops and foods in terms that are accessible to the non-scientist but still relevant to scientists, policymakers and educators. The evidence presented points to many hazards, risks, and limitations of genetic engineering technology. These include harms found in animal feeding and ecological studies, which in turn indicate risks to health and the environment posed by GM crops and foods. The layout of the book enables those readers with limited time to read the chapter summaries, while providing more detail and full references for those who require them. At 164 pages of paperback size, this new condensed version is shorter and more accessible than the authors' 330-page report by the same name, which has been downloaded over half a million times. The book shows that conventional breeding continues to outstrip GM in developing crops that deliver high yields, better nutrition, and tolerance to extreme weather conditions and poor soils. In agreement with over 400 international experts who co-authored a UN and World Bank-sponsored report on the future of farming, the authors conclude that modern agroecology, rather than GM, is the best path for feeding the world's current and future populations in a safe and sustainable way. - Description from Syndetics
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Food safety : a reference handbook
by Redman, Nina, Morrone, Michele

9781440852626Nina E. Redman; Michele MorroneFood Safety: A Reference HandbookPresenting compelling and current information about some of the most important food safety issues, this book is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in avoiding foodborne disease or understanding how food safety standards could be improved. * Provides an up-to-date summary of food safety issues, many of which are controversial or commonly discussed in the media * Offers a breadth of perspectives about the future of food safety from a range of professionals * Includes an excerpt from the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act that enables readers to directly examine the key elements of this law that affects many aspects of the food we eat - Description from Syndetics
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Consumer survival : an encyclopedia of consumer rights, safety, and protection
by Reiboldt, Wendy, editor. Mallers, Melanie Horn, editor

9781598849363Wendy Reiboldt (Editor); Melanie Horn Mallers (Editor)Consumer Survival: An Encyclopedia of Consumer Rights, Safety, and ProtectionDesigned to empower readers to advocate for themselves and others, this wide-ranging encyclopedia reveals a surprising range of resources and options that consumers have at their disposal. * Traces the background, history, and chronology of the consumer movement * Presents A-Z entries on key events and individuals, government agencies, watchdog groups, and products * Provides balanced coverage of controversial topics to encourage critical thinking * Offers readers immediate opportunities to put concepts into practice and improve their quality of life - Description from Syndetics
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SAS urban survival handbook : how to protect yourself against terrorism, natural disasters, fires, home invasions, and everyday health and safety hazards
by Wiseman, John

9781620877111John WisemanSAS Urban Survival Handbook: How to Protect Yourself Against Terrorism, Natural Disasters, Fires, Home Invasions, and Everyday Health and Safety HazardsJohn "Lofty" Wiseman is the author of the bestselling SAS Survival Handbook , the definitive guide to survival in the wild from Britain's Special Air Service. Now he has compiled a complete guide to survival in the urban jungle. Every year in America there are thousands of fatal accidents in the home--more than on the roads, and many more than in the great outdoors. Fire, electricity, water, gas, sharp knives, poisons, chemicals--these valuable tools can quickly become dangerous weapons when not treated with proper respect and understanding. Add to these the risks of travel, terrorism, muggings, rape, tsunamis, and earthquakes. We are constantly reminded that the world is a dangerous place. Wiseman shows readers how to think realistically and practically about these perils in order to avoid them, whether they are at home, on the street, in school, or in transit. From self-defense techniques to home security systems to coping with natural disasters, this book will teach readers to recognize risks, make quick decisions, and live confidently in the modern urban world. - Description from Syndetics
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