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Basic Concepts of Industrial Hygiene

1st Edition

By RonaldM. Scott


496 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

The History and Present State of Workplace Health and Safety

History and Basis of Industrial Hygiene: The Historical View

Government Regulation

Basics of Toxicology

Toxic Effects

Measuring Relative Toxicity and Assessing Risk

Toxicokinetics: Toxicants Into, Around, and Out of the Body

Chemical Hazards in the Workplace

Occupational Dermatosis and Eye Hazard

Inhalation Toxicology

Protecting the Worker I: Monitoring the Plant Atmosphere

Protecting the Worker II: Providing Clean Air

Fire and Explosion

Protection from Chemicals in Special Situations: Large Chemical Operations, Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup, and Emergency Response

Physical and Biological Hazards in the Workplace

Occupational Hearing Loss


Working in Extreme Temperatures

Prevention of Accidents

Cumulative Trauma


Applications of Industrial Hygiene in Selected Industries

Metals: Metal Preparation and Manufacturing

Metals II: Details About Specific Metals




Appendix A: Statistical Calculations

Appendix B: MSDS

Appendix C: Safety Phone Numbers

Appendix D: Useful Addresses

Appendix E: Fire Diamond

Appendix F: Confined Space Entry Form

Appendix G: Conversion Factors

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety