Our Mission is Safety
The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Donate to our cause.
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.
Have questions? Visit our FAQs or contact NSC.
Occupational safety and health is a concern for workers and employers alike. Workplaces have many different types of hazards, and thousands of people are injured, disabled, or killed on the job each year. The costs associated with injuries and illnesses, lost wage compensation, insurance premiums, hiring replacement workers, damaged equipment, and lost production are immense expenses for businesses and the economy in general.
Many U.S. companies have a staff of professionals with degrees and experience in occupational safety and health. However, for many other companies, the task of developing and implementing injury and illness programs falls to employees with experience and responsibilities in other areas such as the human resource manager, the security officer, or the quality control manager.
The Basics of Occupational Safety and Health provides professionals new to the field of OSH with an introduction to the development of programs that reduce injuries and address regulatory requirements. At the same time, this book describes how effective health and safety programs can improve the sustainability of the organization through continuous improvement. (Click on Downloads on the right to find supplemental materials.)
Buy this book
Copyright date: 2014
Product #: 17645-0000
Suggested retail price: $74.45
Browse the NSC Press catalog.