1st Edition

Occupational Hygiene Management Guide

By Shirley K. Jones Copyright 1990

    Applicable worldwide, this valuable guide will enable you to develop, implement, and maintain the effective occupational health programs for your company needs. Authored by four experts responsible for environment, health, and safety at different General Electric businesses, it can help you avoid costly business as well as personal liabilities resulting from occupational health problems. This book describes the hazard recognition and control procedures essential to employee preventive health programs. Details the auditing and measurements process, and outlines the procedures necessary to monitor and ensure total effectiveness of your program, both immediate and long-term. A prime feature is the 1989-1990 TLVs (Threshold Limit Values) and BEIs (Biological Exposure Indices) published with permission of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW. Purpose. Scope. Responsibility. Management Function Responsibility Chart. Sample Policy and Procedure. PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATION PRACTICES. Administration. Recognition. Exposure Assessments Hazard Reduction Procedures. Hazard Communication. Training. Recordkeeping. Use of Support Laboratories/Consultants. AUDITING AND MEASUREMENT. Auditing and Measurement Procedures. Occupational Illness Experience. Organization and Procedures. Hazard Identification and Control. Training and Communications. APPENDICES. Typical Program Elements. Chemical and Physical Agents - Description and Source. Toxicology. Threshold Limit Values and Biological Exposure Indices - 1989-1990. Recommended Reference Materials. Glossary.


    Stanley E. Jones is currently Corporate Program Manager of Industrial Hygiene for General Elec­tric Company in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is responsible for monitoring and supporting the development and operation of effective occupa­tional hygiene programs throughout General Electric's worldwide operations and providing technical assistance to company management and health professionals through the processes of review, con­sultation, recommendation, liaison and representation, and pro­gram appraisal. Born and educated in England, Mr. Jones majored in electrical engineering at a local technical college. He began his career with Imperial Chemical Industries, with responsibilities allied to the maintenance, construction, and commissioning of chemical and petrochemical plants. After com­ing to the United States in 1965, he accepted a position with The Budd Company in its Detroit Automotive Division. Since joining General Electric Company in 1966, his positions have included Manager of Health and Safety Assurance for General Electric's Engineered Materials Group (six specialty chemical businesses); Manager of Health, Safety and Environmental En­gineering; and Specialist in Safety and Environmental Engineer­ing for the Metallurgical Division. In these positions, Mr. Jones was responsible for the design, implementation, and overall ef­fectiveness of industrial hygiene, safety, and environmental pro­tection programs and regulatory compliance for as many as 35 U.S. and worldwide manufacturing operations.