Industrial Hygiene Control of Airborne Chemical Hazards

Author: William Popendorf
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849395283
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices

Author: Princeton Energy Resources International
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118031784
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A valuable and comprehensive safety reference for any organization working with or around electricity. This comprehensive guide informs working professionals in multiple industries, such as manufacturing, processing, or energy, about safety procedures that should be used on the job. It informs the reader about the hazards in the work place and what to do to make sure he/she is protected. The Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices presents readers with the proper organizational skills needed to avoid hazardous injuries, details environmental monitoring techniques, and discusses how to ensure that proper protection is used on the job. The authors cover not only obvious electrical safety considerations, such as exposed wires and evacuation plans, but everything related to electrical safety, such as air quality, sound level, and radiation. This reference provides the most comprehensive coverage for any company to keep employees informed and to keep their work environment safe. The Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices: Contains working plans and templates for evaluating safety proceduresand conditions in the plant Covers common hazards and how to avoid them, such as radiation, noise, air quality, fire, and electric shock Gives a comprehensive view of workers' rights and international regulations Goes beyond regulations and laws to provide a workable blueprint for creating a safe industrial environment

Patty s Industrial Hygiene III Physical Agents IV Biohazards V Engineering Control and Personal Protection

Author: Robert L. Harris
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 0471297542
Release Date: 2000-03-27
Genre: Science

The standard reference in occupational health and safety for over 50 years, the new Patty's presents for the first time a separation of industrial hygiene and toxicology topics, offering complete reorganization of the material into four volumes of clearly defined topic areas.

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.

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.

The Work Environment

Author: Doan J. Hansen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0873713036
Release Date: 1991-05-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This exciting new volume, the first of a multiple volume set, is a thorough introduction to workplace health and safety issues. Its uncomplicated presentation of material makes it a clear presentation for attorneys, teachers, architects, managers, supervisors, union members and others who regularly deal with occupational health and safety issues. Everyone concerned with recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace hazards will want this volume. It addresses topics in occupational health and safety, including worker and community right-to-know issues, worker health and safety training, and other contemporary issues. The book also offers valuable "how-to" information for occupational health and safety professionals. Safety engineers, health physicists, and industrial hygienists will want this book for its coverage of the industrial hygiene field and as a refresher of industrial hygiene principles. Each chapter was written by a practicing occupational health professional and has been integrated into a clear and comprehensive text.

Clinical Veterinary Toxicology E Book

Author: Konnie Plumlee
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323058346
Release Date: 2003-12-10
Genre: Medical

This book covers all aspects of toxicology, including toxic diseases of large animals, small animals, and exotic pets. It provides key information on how poisons affect the body, how the body responds to a foreign substance, how poisonings are diagnosed, and how poisonings are treated. Coverage includes every organ system of every species of animal with details on each body system's susceptibility to poison. Poisons affect animals differently depending on species, breed, age, gender, health status, and reproductive status. This resource addresses these differences, allowing the veterinarian to determine the class of toxicant, the mechanism of action, and the proper course of treatment. If confronted with an unknown poison, the information in this book will assist the veterinarian in formulating a list of potential poisons based on the clinical signs that the animal is exhibiting, and in choosing the appropriate tests to narrow the list to one or a few possible poisons. Most comprehensive toxicology book available Written in a user-friendly style that makes it easy to master the content Covers poisonings in both large and small domestic animals The Principles of Toxicology section provides comprehensive coverage of concepts & terminology, toxicokinetics, treatments, and regulatory information The Manifestations of Toxicoses section is devoted to differentiating between poisons based on lesions and clinical signs The Classes of Toxicants section offers detailed information on each poison, including sources, risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical signs and lesions, diagnostic testing, and treatment The author is board-certified in toxicology, and the contributors are all toxicologists and educators, ensuring authoritative, up-to-date clinical information