Industrial Hygiene Control of Airborne Chemical Hazards

Author: William Popendorf
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420009408
Release Date: 2006-05-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Do you need guidelines for choosing a substitute organic solvent that is safer to use? Do you need an effective, cheap but perhaps temporary way to reduce exposures before you can convince your employer to spend money on a long-term or more reliable solution? Do you need information about local exhaust ventilation or personal protective equipment like respirators and gloves? Industrial Hygiene Control of Airborne Chemical Hazards provides the answers to these questions and more. Science-based and quantitative, the book introduces methods for controlling exposures in diverse settings, focusing squarely on airborne chemical hazards. It bridges the gap between existing knowledge of physical principles and their modern application with a wealth of recommendations, techniques, and tools accumulated by generations of IH practitioners to control chemical hazards. Provides a unique, comprehensive tool for facing the challenges of controlling chemical hazards in the workplace. Although William Popendorf has written the book at a fundamental level, he assumes the reader has some experience in science and math, as well as in manufacturing or other work settings with chemical hazards, but is inexperienced in the selection, design, implementation, or management of chemical exposure control systems. Where the book is quantitative, of course there are lots of formulae, but in general the author avoids vague notation and long derivations.

Introduction to Industrial Hygiene

Author: Ronald M. Scott
Publisher: CRC PressI Llc
ISBN: 1566701406
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is a non-encyclopedic introductory textbook of industrial hygiene. Based on years of teaching a single-semester course on the topic, it presents a broad survey of the field and addresses the typical student. Introduction to Industrial Hygiene is divided into three sections. The first section focuses on chemical hazards, presenting the basics of toxicology, the problems of skin contact and inhalation, the detection and control of airborne contaminants, and the threat of fire or explosion. The first part also describes government regulations and the agencies that enforce them. The second part of the book discusses injury from physical causes, including sound, radiation, heat, and accidents. This part also contains an introduction to ergonomics. The third part describes a range of industries that are major sources of both employment and potential injury, and it applies the principles outlined in the first two parts. At the end of each chapter, the material covered is summarized in a Key Points section. References are provided both to background material and to sources that expand beyond the scope of the chapter. Problems sets have practical bases and lead students into the CFR to familiarize them with the contents and the manner of locating information in the CFR. Extensive appendices provide practical information and allow the text to continue being a valuable source of reference for the student.

Toxic Chemicals in the Workplace

Author: T. M. Fraser, M.D.
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 008054309X
Release Date: 1996-02-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book examines toxic chemicals that may be present in the workplace and--with easy-to-understand, nontechnical language--examines the steps an organization can take to manage them.

Basics of Industrial Hygiene

Author: Debra Nims
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471299839
Release Date: 1999-01-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book provides environmental technology students with an enjoyable way to quickly master the basics of industrial hygiene. Like all the books in the critically acclaimed Preserving the Legacy series, it follows a rapid-learning modular format featuring learning objectives, summaries, chapter-end reviews, practice questions, and skill-building classroom activities. Throughout the text, sidebars highlight critical concepts, and more than 90 high-quality line-drawings, photographs, and diagrams help to clarify concepts covered. Author Debra Nims begins with a fascinating historical overview of the art and science of industrial hygiene, followed by a concise review of key concepts and terms from biology and toxicology. She then offers in-depth practical coverage of: * Identifying hazards or potential hazards * Sampling and workplace evaluations * Hazard control * Toxicology, occupational health, and occupational health standards * Airborne hazards * Dermatoses and contact hazards * Fire and explosion hazards * Occupational noise * Radiation * Temperature extremes * Repetitive use traumas With its comprehensive coverage and quick-reference format, Basics of Industrial Hygiene is also a handy refresher and working reference for practicing environmental technicians and managers.

Industrial Hygiene Simplified

Author: Frank R. Spellman
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 9781591919766
Release Date: 2006-03-23
Genre: Medical

Other books on industrial hygiene focus more on classroom use than on practical application and are too large and cumbersome to use on the job. Author Frank Spellman, a certified safety professional and certified hazardous materials manager, fulfills the need for a more field-friendly reference with this simplified book. Using plain English, this book makes the theories and principles of industrial hygiene practical and useful. You'll examine the full spectrum of industrial hygiene needs and find a comprehensive yet concise reference that you can use as a resource for deciphering unfamiliar concepts and practices, as an overview of the scope and responsibilities of the field, and as a supplemental study guide for the Certified Industrial Hygiene (CIH) exam.

Basic Concepts of Industrial Hygiene

Author: RonaldM. Scott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351464680
Release Date: 2018-05-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Basic Concepts of Industrial Hygiene covers the latest and most important topics in industrial hygiene today. The textbook begins with a look at the history and basis for industrial hygiene, which provides students with a foundation for understanding later developments. The book contains an in-depth discussion of new OSHA regulations, such as HAZWOPER and Process Safety, which deal with high hazard situations. It also features a chapter on biological hazards of current concern in health care, including tuberculosis, AIDS, and hepatitis B.

Principles of Occupational Health and Hygiene

Author: Cherilyn Tillman
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741760903
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Today's workplaces are full of materials and processes which are potentially hazardous to our health. Industry depends on a large range of naturally occurring and synthetic materials, many of which can adversely affect the health of the workers. Even some non-industrial workplaces can contain hazardous materials or cause exposure to physical or biological agents that can be harmful to health. Principles of Occupational Health and Hygiene offers a systematic and comprehensive overview of occupational health hazards and hazardous environments encountered in a range of industries and organisational settings. Leading industry professionals and educators explain how to identify key workplace hazards including chemical agents such as dusts, metals and gases; physical agents such as noise, radiation and extremes of heat and cold; and microbiological agents. They outline assessment procedures and processes for identifying exposure levels. They also explain how to evaluate risk and follow safety guidelines to control and manage these hazards effectively. Chapters are heavily illustrated with detailed case studies, diagrams, flowcharts and photos. Practical guidelines are provided for managing each hazard type. Principles of Occupational Health and Hygiene is an ideal resource for students of Occupational Health and Safety, and a professional reference for Occupational Hygienists, Safety Officers, and anyone working in an Occupational Health and Safety role.

Environmental Health Science

Author: Morton Lippmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190688622
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre:

Since the publication of the first edition of ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE, preventing and treating acute and chronic disease caused by exposure to chemical health hazards has become even more central to the practice of public health. This fully revised and updated edition introduces studentsand practitioners to the concepts and terminology from chemistry, ecology, toxicology, and engineering necessary for identifying the sources of environmental contaminants; quantifying environmental levels and human exposures; and preventing and remediating environmental health hazards. Liberal useof figures and tables allows readers to visualize complex scientific phenomena and to understand their effects on every aspect of the environment from cells to entire ecosystems. Authored by two of the foremost educators, investigators, and practitioners in this increasingly important discipline, the new edition of ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE is an essential resource for students and practitioners in public health; civil, environmental, and chemical engineers; policymakers; science journalists; and anyone else committed to promoting human health and the health of our environment.

Occupational Exposure Assessment for Air Contaminants

Author: Gurumurthy Ramachandran
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420032154
Release Date: 2005-03-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Over the last three decades, significant progress has been made not only in the technology of measuring air contaminants but also in the statistical descriptions of exposure distributions and exposure assessment strategies. Occupational Exposures for Air Contaminants addresses the various aspects of occupational exposure assessment for air contaminants as a coherent body of knowledge. It is the first book to explore occupational air contaminant measurement and properties, human exposure assessment, design of exposure strategies, and the statistical interpretation of exposure measurements in one comprehensive source. The book describes the process of obtaining a number that represents the value of exposure to an air contaminant and the science and technology underlying this process. It includes a discussion of sources of variability in exposures, the statistics of exposure distributions, and exposure assessment strategies for routine monitoring as well as occupational epidemiology. The book's all-inclusive exploration of the major theories and practices of occupational exposure assessment for air contaminants make this an ideal textbook for a graduate or upper-level undergraduate course on occupational exposure assessment of airborne contaminants.

Patty s Industrial Hygiene 4 Volume Set

Author: Vernon E. Rose
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470769539
Release Date: 2011-02-14
Genre: Science

Since the first edition in 1948, Patty’s Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology has become a flagship publication for Wiley. In the course of its nearly six decades in print, it has evolved into a standard reference for the fields of occupational health and toxicology. The volumes on Industrial Hygiene are cornerstone reference works for chemists, engineers, toxicologists, and occupational safety personnel. Since the 5th edition was published, the field of IH has changed with personnel often working for multinational firms, self-employed, at small consulting firms. Their environment has changed and expanded, and thus also the types of information and resources required have changed. The traditional areas of interest to occupational health and safety professionals include anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of potential hazards. In addition to these, the 6th edition provides information and reliable resources to prepare for natural disasters, exposures to biological agents and potential acts of terrorism.

Hazardous Chemicals Handbook

Author: P A CARSON
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080523798
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Summarizes core information for quick reference in the workplace, using tables and checklists wherever possible. Essential reading for safety officers, company managers, engineers, transport personnel, waste disposal personnel, environmental health officers, trainees on industrial training courses and engineering students. This book provides concise and clear explanation and look-up data on properties, exposure limits, flashpoints, monitoring techniques, personal protection and a host of other parameters and requirements relating to compliance with designated safe practice, control of hazards to people's health and limitation of impact on the environment. The book caters for the multitude of companies, officials and public and private employees who must comply with the regulations governing the use, storage, handling, transport and disposal of hazardous substances. Reference is made throughout to source documents and standards, and a Bibliography provides guidance to sources of wider ranging and more specialized information. Dr Phillip Carson is Safety Liaison and QA Manager at the Unilever Research Laboratory at Port Sunlight. He is a member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, of the Institution of Chemical Engineers' Loss Prevention Panel and of the Chemical Industries Association's `Exposure Limits Task Force' and `Health Advisory Group'. Dr Clive Mumford is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Aston and a consultant. He lectures on several courses of the Certificate and Diploma of the National Examining Board in Occupational Safety and Health. [Given 5 star rating] - Occupational Safety & Health, July 1994 - Loss Prevention Bulletin, April 1994 - Journal of Hazardous Materials, November 1994 - Process Safety & Environmental Prot., November 1994

Lees Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

Author: Frank Lees
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780123977823
Release Date: 2012-11-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Safety in the process industries is critical for those who work with chemicals and hazardous substances or processes. The field of loss prevention is, and continues to be, of supreme importance to countless companies, municipalities and governments around the world, and Lees’ is a detailed reference to defending against hazards. Recognized as the standard work for chemical and process engineering safety professionals, it provides the most complete collection of information on the theory, practice, design elements, equipment, regulations and laws covering the field of process safety. An entire library of alternative books (and cross-referencing systems) would be needed to replace or improve upon it, but everything of importance to safety professionals, engineers and managers can be found in this all-encompassing three volume reference instead. The process safety encyclopedia, trusted worldwide for over 30 years Now available in print and online, to aid searchability and portability Over 3,600 print pages cover the full scope of process safety and loss prevention, compiling theory, practice, standards, legislation, case studies and lessons learned in one resource as opposed to multiple sources