This new edition serves both as a reference guide for the experienced professional and as a preparation source for those desiring certifications. It’s an invaluable resource and a must-have addition to every safety professional’s library.
Safety Professional’s Reference and Study Guide, Third Edition, is written to serve as a useful reference tool for the experienced practicing safety professional, as well as a study guide for university students and those preparing for the Certified Safety Professional examination. It addresses major topics of the safety and health profession and includes the latest version of the Board of Certified Safety Professional (BCSP) reference sheet, a directory of resources and associations, as well as state and federal agency contact information. Additionally, this new edition offers new chapters and resources that will delight every reader.
This book aids the prospective examination candidate and the practicing safety professional, by showing them, step-by-step, how to solve each question/formula listed on the BCSP examination and provide examples on how and when to utilize them.
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About the Author
W. David Yates was born in Morton, Mississippi, and lived most of his childhood in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. He has earned a B.S. Degree in Health Care Services from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, an M.S.Degree in Hazardous Materials Management from Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, a PhD in Environmental Science from Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi and J.D. from Birmingham School of Law. Dr. Yates served ten years in the United States Navy as a Preventive Medicine Technician. Dr. Yates retired from the United States Army Reserves as an Environmental Science and Preventive Medicine Officer, having attained the rank of Colonel. In his civilian career, Dr. Yates has operated his own professional consulting firm, served as the Safety and Mission Assurance Manager for Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, the Corporate Safety Director for Bodine Services of the Midwest, Decatur, Illinois, and several Safety and Security Manager positions in mining and manufacturing. Dr. Yates currently serves as the Area Safety Manager for Carmeuse Lime & Stone, Saginaw, Alabama . He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Dr. Yates is also a full time Faculty for Columbia Southern University in Environmental Management.
Dr. Yates has extensive knowledge and experience in hazardous materials management, safety programs management, indoor air quality, ventilation, noise, and industrial hygiene sampling and analysis.
Table of Contents
The Safety Profession and Preparing for the ASP/CSP Exam. Regulations. Math Review. Particulates and Gases. . Toxicology. Industrial Hygiene Air Sampling. Ventilation. Noise and OSHA’s Hearing Conservation Program. Biological Hazards. Fire Protection and Prevention. Thermal Stressors. Personal Protective Equipment. Statistics for the Safety Professional. Electrical Safety. Mechanics. Hydrostatics and Hydraulics. Training. Engineering Economics. Management Theories. Accident Causation and Investigation Techniques. Workers' Compensation. Ergonomics. Construction Safety. Risk Assessment and Management. Hazardous Materials Management. Radiation Safety. Walking and Working Surfaces. Materials Handling and Storage. Safety Management System. Site Security. Behavior-Based Safety. Measuring Health and Safety Performance. Safety Program Auditing Techniques and Checklist. Environmental Management. BCSP Code of Ethics. Appendix A: BCSP Supplied Equations. Appendix B: Conversions and Standards. Appendix C: OSHA Regional and Area Offices.