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Health and Safety Science Abstracts

Published in association with the University of Southern California's Institute of Safety and Systems Management, this database provides a comprehensive, timely survey of recent work relating to public health, safety, and industrial hygiene. Cited studies are geared to help individuals identify, evaluate, and eliminate or control risks and hazards across the spectrum of environmental and occupational situations. The database provides the latest perspectives on topics of widespread concern such as aviation and aerospace safety, environmental safety, nuclear safety, medical safety occupational safety, and ergonomics. Health and safety related aspects of pollution, waste disposal, radiation, pesticides, epidemics - and countless other phenomena having the potential to threaten the public, the environment, or the workplace itself - are reported here. Drawing on government reports as well as journal articles, conference proceedings, books, and other publications, Health and Safety Science Abstracts synthesizes the most important new developments in safety science and human factors research.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Occupational Safety and Health
    • Transportation
    • Environmental and Ecology
    • Food and Drugs
    • Pesticides
    • Natural Disasters, Civil Defense, and Emergency Management
    • Fire Safety
    • Radiation Safety, and Electrical Safety
    • Consumer and Recreation Safety
    • Ergonomics, and Human Factors
    • Diseases, Injuries and Trauma
    • Epidemology and Public Health
    • Medical Safety
    • Toxicology
    • Civil and Structural Engineering
Dates of Coverage
    1981 - current
Update Frequency
    Monthly, with approximately 445 new records added
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
Print Equivalent
    Health and Safety Science Abstracts (1981 - 2003)
    789 E. Eisenhower Parkway
    P.O. Box 1346
    Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
    Tel: +1-734-761-4700
Sample Record
    TI: Title
    From research to practical tools--developing assessment tools for safety management and safety culture
    AU: Author
    Hurst, N
    AF: Author Affiliation
    Health and Safety Lab., Sheffield, UK
    SO: Source
    J. LOSS PREV. PROCESS IND., vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 63-66, 1997
    IS: ISSN
    AB: Abstract
    This article illustrates how the findings from research work have been used to develop practical tools for the assessment of safety management systems and attitudes to safety at Major Hazard sites. In describing the process of developing such tools some mention is made of the research work itself, although this is mainly by reference to published material, and some reference is made to the process of initiating research work and managing it. The paper, therefore, seeks to emphasize the practical utility of research work in the field of health and safety. The author fully acknowledges the wide range of contributions made by other workers to the outcomes of the work.
    LA: Language
    SL: Summary Language
    PY: Publication Year
    PT: Publication Type
    Journal Article
    DE: Descriptors
    safety systems; management; occupational safety; hazardous materials; research programs
    CL: Classification
    SF: Subfile
    Health & Safety Science Abstracts
    AN: Accession Number
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract LA = Language
    AF = Author Affiliation NT = Notes
    AN = Accession Number NU = Other Numbers
    AU = Authors OT = Original Title
    CA = Corporate Author PB = Publisher
    CF = Conference PT = Publication Type
    CL = Classification Code PY = Publication Year
    DE = Descriptors SF = Subfile Name
    ED = Editor SL = Summary Language
    ER = Environmental Regime SO = Source
    IB = ISBN TI = Title
    ID = Identifiers TR = ASFA Input Center Number
    IS = ISSN UD = Update