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Air Contaminants, Ventilation, and Industrial Hygiene Economics
The Practitioner's Toolbox and Desktop Handbook

ISBN 9781138073005
Published March 29, 2017 by CRC Press
445 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

There is nothing more devastating to baseless opinions than good numbers. Air Contaminants, Ventilation, and Industrial Hygiene Economics: The Practitioner's Toolbox and Desktop Handbook helps you obtain "good numbers" on your quest to squash shabby opinions with sound advice. It details real-world applications of good numbers to foster improvements in industrial hygiene, preventing inhalation toxicity and promoting better environmental air quality.

Divided into four parts, the book includes:

  • Tips on preparing for the board certification examinations for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), and Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT)
  • 726 solved problems in industrial hygiene, ventilation, occupational-environmental toxicology, occupational health risk management, and chemical safety engineering
  • 154 economic persuasion techniques based on actual case studies to help feather one’s career bed and assist installation of industrial hygiene control methods
  • Tips and guiding principles for professional career development

This book provides industrial hygienists with a reference containing the equations, conversions, and formulas they encounter in their day-to-day duties. A study aid to those taking the certification exams (CIH, CSP, CHMM, and DABT), it also includes business economic case studies demonstrating how to preserve your clients' financial resources, promote industrial hygiene, foster worksite safety, learn the financial ropes of business economics, and help control your clients' potential adverse environmental impact and, in so doing, greatly enhance career progress.

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725 Problems with Solutions (Industrial Hygiene, Ventilation, Toxicology, Chemical Risk Management, Control Methods)

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"Professor Roger Wobeke has provided the industrial hygiene profession with an excellent resource. This book provides not only an excellent overview of the topic; it also provides a large volume of worked example problems. The diligent student of the art and science of industrial hygiene will be well prepared to provide opinions backed by numbers rather than conjecture after reading and studying this book. Professor Wabeke’s late father was correct; there is nothing more devastating to an unscientific opinion than a good number. This book helps us to provide good numbers. Every industrial hygienist should have this book on his shelf."
—Ernest P. Chiodo, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., M.5., M.B.A., C.LH., Past President of the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society and former Medical Director of the City of Detroit

"… a companion for practicing industrial hygienists at workplace. … Moreover, candidates wishing to master the CIH examination (especially on the quantitative sections) might also find the book very useful. Yet, they must plan it carefully because sufficient time is required to browse through it topic by topic and page by page before the date for the examination."
—TSIN, Tai Wa, MH, MSc, CChem (MRSC), CIH, RPH, RSO, RSA, Consultant, WINCO & Associates Limited, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Research Associate, Hong Kong University

"… must have for those professionals that work in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene. In addition, for those planning to take a certification exam, it provides a multitude of sample problems to work through in preparation."
—Rodney Handy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA