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ChapterTitleAuthorView Chapter
1.1Foreword, acknowledgments 2019
1.2Contents2017
13.Synopsis of the OHS Body of Knowledge2017
2IntroductionPam Pryor and Leo Ruschena
3.1The generalist OHS professional in Australia, 2012 Pam Pryor and Leo Ruschena
3.2The generalist OHS professional: Australian and international perspectives Future Chapter
Global concepts
4.1Work, 2012Mike Rafferty and Sally WrightView Chapter
4.2Work as a context for OHSFuture Chapter
5.1Safety, 2012Sidney DekkerView Chapter
5.2SafetyFuture Chapter
6.1Health, 2012Niki EllisView Chapter
6.2HealthFuture Chapter
The Human
7The Human: As a biological systemKelly Johnstone and Keith AdamView Chapter
8.1The Human: Basic psychological principles Carlo CapponechiaView Chapter
8.2The Human: Basic principles of social interaction Bill Pappas, Carlo Capponechia and Eleanor H. Wertheim View Chapter
Socio-political context
9.1Socio-political context: OHS law and regulation in Australia Liz BluffView Chapter
9.2Work Health and Safety Law in Australia Neil Foster, Barry Sherriff, Eric Windholtz, Richard Johnstone, Leo RuschenaView Chapter
9Socio-political context: Industrial, technological and business imperatives Leo RuschenaView Chapter
The organisation
10.1The OrganisationAndrew Hopkins, John Toohey, Dennis Else, Bob Stacy, David Borys, Susanne TepeView Chapter
10.2Organisational CultureDavid BorysView Chapter
10.3Governance and OHSFuture Chapter
11OHS performance evaluation Future Chapter
Systems
12.1SystemsDavid Borys, Steve Cowley, Susanne Tepe, Andrew Morrell, Wendy Macdonald View Chapter
12.2OHS Management SystemsFuture Chapter
12.3OHS Managing Process SafetyTrish KerinView Chapter
13Rules and proceduresDavid ProvanFuture Chapter
Hazards
14Foundation SciencePam Pryor and Mike CapraView Chapter
15Hazards as a conceptPam Pryor and Mike CapraView Chapter
16Biomechanical HazardsRobin Burgess LimerickView Chapter
17Chemical HazardsDino Pisaniello and Susanne TepeView Chapter
17.2Dusts, fibres and particlesFuture Chapter
17.3Process Hazards (Chemical)Trish KerinView Chapter
18Biological HazardsGeoff Newman-Martin View Chapter
19Psychosocial hazards and occupational stress Kïrsten A WayView Chapter
20Psychosocial hazards: FatigueJessica L Paterson and Drew DawsonView Chapter
21Psychosocial hazards: Bullying, aggression and violence Kïrsten A WayView Chapter
22Physical hazards: Noise and vibrationBeno GroothofView Chapter
23Physical hazards: Electricity Leo RuschenaView Chapter
23.1Physical hazards: Electricity Appendix - Arc Flash Brett Cleaves View Chapter
24Physical hazards: Ionising RadiationMartin L Ralph View Chapter
25Physical hazards: Non-Ionising Radiation – Electromagnetic Leo Ruschena and Martin L Ralph View Chapter
26Physical hazards: Thermal environment Ross DiCorletoView Chapter
27Physical hazards: Gravitational Neil Adams and Paul BreslinView Chapter
28Physical hazards: Plant Tony PayneView Chapter
29Physical hazards: Mobile plant Gloria Kyriacou MorosinottoView Chapter
30Physical hazards: Vehicles and occupational road useRwth StuckeyView Chapter
31.1RiskJean CrossView Chapter
31.2OHS risk and decision making Carmel Bofinger, Jan Hayes, Chris Bearman, Derek VinerView Chapter
32Models of causation: Safety Yvonne Toft, Geoff Dell, Karen K Klockner and Allison HuttonView Chapter
33Models of causation: Health determinantsWendy MacdonaldView Chapter
34.1Control: Prevention and interventionLeo Ruschena View Chapter
34.2User-centred safe design approach to control Tim Horberry, Robin Burgess-Limerick, Neil Storey, Matthew Thomas, Leo Ruschena, Margaret Cook, Chad PettittView Chapter
34.3Health and safety in design Australian Institute of Health and Safety View Chapter
34.4Organisation of work Future Chapter
35Mitigation: Health impactsAustralian Institute of Health and Safety with Australian New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine View Chapter
36Mitigation: Emergency preparedness Andrew Stanbury View Chapter
Practice
37Introduction to ‘practice’ as a conceptView Chapter
38.1Model of OHS practice Pam Pryor and Susanne TepeView Chapter
38.2Working in organisations
38.3Leadership and the OHS professional Future Chapter
38.4The ethical professional Australian Institute of Health and SafetyFuture Chapter
39.1The OHS professional as a ‘critical consumer’ of researchPauline Zardo and Pam Pryor View Chapter