Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers

Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers Author(s): David L. Goetsch

Difference between 8th and 7th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 8th and 7th editions

  • Time between current and previous publications: 4 years (2014 vs 2010).
  • Goetsch's book was first published in 1993 under the title "Industrial Safety and Health in the Age of High Technology: For Technologists, Engineers, and Managers".
  • The Eighth Ed. features updated coverage of new OSHA, EPA, NFPA, ANSI/NFSI, and other standards.
  • Major updates to the Eighth Ed:
  • Chapter 1:
    • New section on "Return on Investment in Safety and Health Management"
    • New case study about a factory fire in Bangladesh
  • Chapter 2:
    • Updates section and data on death rates by industry
  • Chapter 3:
    • New material on Heinrich's Domino Theory and corrective action, and on limitations of chain-of-events accident causation theories.
  • Chapter 4:
    • New section "Certification of Safety and Health Professionals"
  • Chapter 6 has been refreshed to reflect changes to OSHA standards, resources, incentives, and more; and includes new sections:
    • OSHA'S Whistleblower Program
    • OSHA'S Stand on Safety Incentives
  • Chapter 7:
    • Improved clarification on when employees covered by Workers’ Compensation insurance can and cannot sue.
  • Chapter 8 has new material on:
    • The "what and why" of workplace accidents
    • The latest version of OSHA Form 301
    • The team approach to accident investigations
    • How to add perspective to accident scene photographs, and how to follow up an accident investigation.
  • Chapter 10:
    • New material on the repeal of OSHA’s short-lived Ergonomic Program Standard
    • Updated statistics on the extent of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and Cumulative Trauma Injuries (CTIs).
  • Chapter 14:
    • New material on minimum general requirements for machine safeguards
    • New section "Permanent Electrical Safety Devices in Lockout/Tagout Programs"
  • Chapter 15:
    • Covers the new ANSI/NFSI B101.1 Standard for measuring wet Static Coefficient of Friction traction, OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard, and head protection (rating of hard hats)
    • New section on OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard for Construction
  • Chapter 16:
    • Adds material on personal protective equipment for cold work environments.
  • Chapter 18:
    • Expanded coverage of Electrical Hazards Self-Assessment
    • New section " Permanent Electrical Safety Devices"
  • Chapter 19:
    • New material on flammable and combustible liquids
    • New sections "Basic Requirements" and "Response"
  • Chapter 20:
    • Updated OSHA’s Process Safety Management Guidelines and the section on Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDS (now Safety Data Sheets or SDS) and Global Harmonization of Hazard Communication (GHS)
    • New standards for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigations
    • New section "ASTM D7338: Guide for the Assessment of Fungal Growth in Buildings"
    • New section "Environmental Protection Agency Risk Management Program"
    • New section "Confined Space Hazards"
  • Chapter 22:
    • New section on Hearing Conservation and Noise Reduction Ratings.
    • New material on fit testing of hearing protection devices.
8th Edition of
Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers
eBook, 720 pages
eBook ISBN: 9780133484205
Published by: Prentice Hall, January 14, 2014
Hardcover, 720 pages
ISBN-10: 0133484173
ISBN-13: 9780133484175
Published by: Prentice Hall, February 03, 2014
7th Edition of
Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers
eBook, 768 pages
eBook ISBN: 9780132638890
Published by: Prentice Hall, March 23, 2011
Hardcover, 768 pages
ISBN-10: 013700916X
ISBN-13: 9780137009169
Published by: Prentice Hall, January 21, 2010
6th Edition of
Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers
Hardcover, 976 pages
ISBN-10: 0132397609
ISBN-13: 9780132397605
Published by: Prentice Hall, May 10, 2007

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