Practical software use in the "real world" of occupational health and safety is the thrust of this book. MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS in OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH and SAFETY stresses three major phases: 1. Recent trends, 2. New Software, and 3. Practical uses of existing software, e.g. word processing, Lotus 1-2-3, CAD (computer-aided design). Your computer can give you reports, tracking medical records, and engineering modeling, for example, in a fraction of the time formerly required.
SECTION 1-RECENT TRENDS. Microcomputers: A Powerful Tool for Industrial Hygienists and Safety Professionals. Information System Building Blocks. Systems Implementation. Dependable Information Can Define the Environment. Automation of Materials Inventory and MSDS Information. SECTION II-NEW PRODUCTS. The Evolution of Occupational Health Information Systems. Health Surveillance: Managing "Known" and "Unknown" Risk Through Integration of Industrial Hygiene and Health Data. SECTION III-PRACTICAL USES. Electronic Spreadsheets in Industrial Hygiene Management. Data Base Management. Word Processing Applications in Industrial Hygiene. Computer Communications. SECTION IV-EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS. A Lotus 1-2-3 Data Base Model for Keeping and Tracking Citations. Computer Aided Design (CAD) Applications in Industrial Hygiene. Researching Toxic Substances Information Through the Use of Interrelational Data Base. Metabolic Energy Expenditure Prediction and Static Strength Prediction Program Models. Example Problems-Computer-Aided Ventilation Design. Use of a Microcomputer Spreadsheet Program to Model Carbon Monoxide Levels and Effects Due to Indoor Construction with Partial General Ventilation. The Safety and Health Aspects of Video Display Terminals . A Computerized System for Tracing Field Equipment Maintenance. Computer Applications. Glossary.