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As the introduction suggests, it is an arduous task to attempt to explain the why and wherefore of OSH. But, being able to explain or justify why the many specific factors of safety and health are needed in order to build an effective OSH program that will protect businesses' or industries' capital investment, facilities, workforce, and profitability in the global world of today is a continuous and evolving undertaking for any reputable business. Since the questions of why this or that is needed for a safety and health program are always arising, this book provides direction and guidance for this endeavor.

Further Readings

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Website at, Washington, DC: OSHA, 2001.

Petersen, D. Techniques of Safety Management: A Systems Approach (Third edition). Goshen, NY: Aloray Inc., 1989.

Reese, C.D. Accident/Incident Prevention Techniques (Second Edition). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012.

Reese, C.D. Occupational Health and Safety Management (Third Edition). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2016.

Reese, C.D. and J.V. Eidson. Handbook of OSHA Construction Safety & Health (Second Edition). Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis, 2006.

United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Training and Education. OSHA Voluntary Compliance Outreach Program: Instructors Reference Manual. Des Plaines, IL: US Department of Labor 1993.

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