Over the past forty years, the Industrial Hygiene profession has significantly grown, and is expected to continue to grow as workplaces evolve in the development, management, and usage of hazardous materials. This growth in the profession is also related to the shift in public knowledge and perception regarding the acceptance of the health risk from activities performed at work and home. As time progresses, workplaces are being regulated to not only minimize the health imparts to the workforce, but also decrease the likelihood of negatively impacting the environment. Society has become more educated on the potential impacts on human health and the environment that hazardous materials, activities, and environments can pose. As such, there has been a noticeable decrease in the acceptance of risk by workers and the public. The accepted standard of performance for Industrial Hygiene has grown beyond compliance, but now also focuses on improving existing processes and practices to create a workplace free from work related injury and illness.
Industrial Hygiene: Improving Worker Health through an Operational Risk Approach focuses on the implementation of Industrial Hygiene, using a risk-based approach, in an operational environment. The approaches and methods described in this book are designed to assist the Industrial Hygienist in managing workplace risks, including risks associated with anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and hazard control processes.
"…it could be a very useful primer for those wishing to know a little more about risk assessment and industrial hygiene than is generally avaliable."
The RoSPA, OS&H Journal, November 2018, pg 20
Chapter 1 Occupational Safety and Health in the Workplace Chapter 2 Art and Science of Industrial Hygiene Chapter 3 Industrial Hygiene Professional Chapter 4 Strategies for Exposure Monitoring and Instrumentation Chapter 5 Risk-Based Industrial Hygiene Chapter 6 Recognizing, Evaluating, and Controlling Workplace Hazards Chapter 7 Medical Monitoring and Surveillance of the Worker Chapter 8 Workforce Training on Hazard Recognition and Control Chapter 9 Industrial Hygiene and Emergency Response Chapter 10 Evaluating the Industrial Hygiene Program Chapter 11 Continuous Improvement
This new series is designed to provide information and guidance to individuals, companies, and institutions in a collation of books that will provide current information that can improve their processes, practices, and knowledge. Books in the series will consist of approximately 225 to 300 printed pages and is expected to sell for approximately $99.95 and above. Targeted books and committed authors so far are as follows: "Industrial Hygiene: A Practical Approach", Alston, "Leadership Models and Application", Milikin, "Developing and Maintaining an ISO compliant Risk Management Program", Drager, "Succession Planning in a Lean Environment", Piispanen, "The Legal Aspects of Environment Safety & Health", Drager