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Lewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health

ISBN 9781566703994
Published September 28, 1999 by CRC Press
1104 Pages

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With definitions from areas such as toxicology, industrial hygiene, environmental compliance, environmental engineering, and occupational medicine the Lewis Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health contains THE MOST definitions for the words, related phrases, and terms encountered in these fields. It also includes a comprehensive listing of acronyms and abbreviations.
You will find definitions in:

  • risk management
  • workers' compensation
  • insurance
  • chemistry
  • transportation
  • computing
  • ergonomics
  • product liability
  • expert witnessing
  • system safety
  • health physics
  • emergency response
  • fire protection and prevention
  • hazardous waste management
  • occupational health and safety
  • industrial security
  • pollution control
  • biology and microbiology
  • environmental protection and preservation
  • aviation and aerospace
  • toxicology
  • law and litigation
  • accident investigation
  • inspections and audits
  • and much, much more!

    No other reference provides as much in a single source than the Lewis Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health.

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    Jeffrey W. Vincoli, CSP, CHCM has worked in the field of occupational safety and environmental health for more than eighteen years. This experience has included the development, implementation, administration, and management of occupational and environmental safety and health programs for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Currently, Mr. Vincoli is President and Principal Consultant of J.W. Vincoli & Associates specializing in providing occupational safety and environmental training and consulting services to a number of domestic and international clients., Mr. Vincoli has provided safety, health, and environmental training and management consulting services for literally thousands of professionals across the United States and in more than 15 countries. He also specializes in providing expert testimony on matters of fact pertaining to occupational safety, health, and the environment. His consulting practice has extended across a wide range of industries including aerospace and aviation, military, mass transit, nuclear, chemical, manufacturing, and many others. This experience has led to an appreciation for the specialized terminology that seems to be somewhat unique to the various industries. This appreciation has subsequently resulted in the compilation of the Lewis Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health., Prior to beginning his own consulting practice, Mr. Vincoli spent 14 years working in our nation's missile, space, and strategic defense programs. With more than 10 years working for the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing), he worked first as a Safety Engineer and then as Manager of occupational safety and health, system safety engineering, industrial hygiene, hazardous waste management, and environmental compliance programs. Mr. Vincoli has worked on such programs as the Space Shuttle, Space Station, unmanned launch vehicle operations, Tomahawk Cruise Missile, and other specialized weapon systems for the United States and allied governments. Mr. Vincoli also worked for companies such as EG&G, Inc., and United Technologies Corporation, always with a focus on ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for several thousand employees., Mr. Vincoli received his undergraduate degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology and completed his Master of Science and Master of Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a Certified Safety Professional, a Certified Hazard Control Manager, and a Registered Environmental Professional., Mr. Vincoli is a member of many recognized organizations, including the American Society of Safety Engineers, the System Safety Society, the National Environmental Health Association, and the Veterans of Safety. He has published more than two dozen articles in professional trade journals such as Professional Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Hazard Prevention, Green Cross (Hong Kong), and Noticias de Seguridad (Mexico). The Lewis Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health, his second work for Lewis Publishers, is his seventh published text in the field of safety, health, and the environment. He has served on the Editorial Board for Occupational Hazards magazine (1995-1998) and on the Advisory Committee for the Bureau of Business Practice (1995-1997)., Mr. Vincoli is an active member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. He has held office on the Chapter level, including President, and has served on numerous Regional and National Committees and Special Task Force assignments focusing on the Society's service to its members and to the safety profession. He has received numerous awards from professional societies, including the System Safety Society's Manager of the Year (1994) and the American Society of Safety Engineers'Regional Safety Professional of the Year (1987 and 1993). In 1998, he received the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award from the American Society of Safety Engineers for his contributions to the Society and its members., Mr. Vincoli is a noted speaker, lecturer, trainer, and published author on subjects that extend across the broad scope of the occupational safety, health, and environmental industries.


    "By making the case for the merging paths of the occupational and environmental safety and health professions, Vincoli justifies this combined reference tool, a comprehensive and lengthy resource. Words, terms, and phrases from 54 specific areas are defined, ranging from biostatistics, chemistry, and ecology to ergonomics health care, law and litigation, and workers' compensation. The practicing professional who has responsibilities in both occupational and environmental safety and health, Vincoli claims, must be familiar with the "language of the profession." Lewis' meets this need…A significant contribution…highly recommended for reference collections in academic, public, and special libraries, as well as for individual practitioners."-Choice Magazine, March 2000

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