1st Edition

Basic Concepts of Industrial Hygiene

ISBN 9781566702928
Published August 29, 1997 by CRC Press
432 Pages

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Book Description

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

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