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Each chapter is downloaded separately. However users are advised to read the Introduction, which provides background to the information in individual chapters. They should also note the copyright requirements and the disclaimer before using or acting on the information.

1 Preliminaries 2017 Updated!

1 Preliminaries 2017 Contents Updated!

1 Preliminaries 2017 Synopsis Updated!

2 Introduction 2012

3 The generalist OHS professional 2012

Global concepts

4 Global Work 2012

5 Global Safety 2012

6 Global Health 2012

Technical concepts

7 Foundation science 2012

Socio-political context

8 Sociopolitical – OHS law in Australia 2012

8.2 Principles of OHS Law 2014

9 Sociopolitical – Industrial 2012

The organisation

10 The Organisation 2012

10.2 Organisational Culture 2014


11 Systems 2012

11.3 Managing Process Safety New!

12 Human as a biological system 2012

13 Human – Psychology principles 2012

14 Human – Principles of social interaction 2012

Hazards and their mechanisms of action and related controls

15 Hazard as a concept 2012

16 Hazard Biomechanical 2012

17 Hazard Chemical 2012

17.3 Process hazards – Chemical New!

18 Hazard Biological 2012

19 Psychosocial Hazard Stress 2012

20 Psychosocial Hazard Fatigue 2012

21 Physical Hazard Bullying 2012

22 Physical Hazard Noise 2012

23 Physical Hazard Electricity 2012

24 Physical Hazard Ionising radiation 2012

25 Physical Hazard Non ionising radiation 2012 New!

26 Physical Hazard Thermal environment 2012

27 Physical Hazard Gravitational 2012

28 Physical Hazard Plant 2012

29 Physical Hazard Mobile plant 2012

30 Physical Hazard Vehicles and occupational road use 2012


31 Risk 2012

31.2 OHS Risk and decision-making (2015)


32 Models of causation – Safety 2012

33 Models of causation – Health determinants 2012


34 Control – Prevention and intervention 2012

34.1 User centric safe design approach to control 2014

35 Control – Mitigation – Emergency preparedness 2012

36 Control – Mitigation – Health impacts 2012

37 Introduction to Practice as a concept 2012


38 Practice – Model of practice 2012

39 Practice – Critical consumer of research 2012

OHS risk and decision-making is being further reviewed to add some exciting new material. it is anticipated that it will be available in April, 2015.

  • Please post any comments on how you have applied the information in specific chapters to your work

    • colin corlass-brown

      As busy professionals is it possible to set up a complete set for down load like for instance some Australian Standards

  • Annonymous

    Isn’t this a Safety institute of Australia publication and shouldn’t the author (SIA) be recognised here? I can’t see the SIA mentioned once on your website..

    • GB Cooper

      I suggest you read the preliminary download above in full.

  • Andrew Heinrichs

    Was terrific to see the new chapters launched last week, with future topic areas mooted. Let’s hope some funding comes through for them!

  • Andy B

    I would suggest that it would be useful to have the release date next to the title of chapters. Also an option to download all at once.


  • Wayne G

    As always, excellent information, might suggest a hover box or drop down over each header that gives a synopsis and list of contents, would help in the initial searching, also, the logon is a tad weird, it says I have an account, when I put in the details it says I am wrong, I’d suggest your system maybe, as I only have one and I use it daily, this site got wrong, so opted for a guest – cheers :)

  • very good, thank you very much for sharing

  • very good, thank you very much for sharing

  • Ashari Aris Ais

    good e-book.. thank you

  • Brad

    Might I suggest that if you use the book, buy a hard copy and support the research that has gone in. more money means SIA can put the book in front of people who need to see it. Best thing I did upon launch and I have to periodically go through and clear out the flags as I change topics. My greatest concern is that I have just joined a high risk govt organisation which prefers to use the Wikipedia safety manual rather than use evidence based material. I have a job ahead of me.

    • Phil Pavlidis

      Do you know where to buy it and how much it costs?

  • Bernard Corden

    Managing Process Safety is an extremely valuable addition to the BOK and must be digested by many of the BBS acolytes who persist in teaching rodents or pigeons how to play table tennis and wallowing in scientology, neurolinguistic programming and obscurantist psychobabble. To reiterate the late and much lamented Trevor Kletz…….Try changing the situation, not people, it is far less complicated and if you think safety is expensive, try an accident.

  • Bernard Corden

    The topics covering Managing Process Safety and Process hazards are long overdue and provide a simple and compact explanation of the difference between operational or material risk and general OHS risks.

    The pagination in Managing Process safety requires synchronising following Page 34 when changing from portrait to landscape.

    Managing Process Safety Page 44 also needs attention regarding “Buncefield in Texas City” ??

    Otherwise it’s an excellent overview from an individual who is fully conversant with their portfolio

  • Jean AArouet

    If we could just go directly to the new books instead of around the world first it would be welcomed more….I wonder even what are their names?

  • Rob Long

    I recognize at least 9 schools of thought in safety and wonder why the SIA chose to focus only on one?


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