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2nd Edition

Occupational Hygiene and Risk Management

ISBN 9781741143294
Published May 1, 2004 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

The science of occupational hygiene is growing, as is awareness amongst Australian employers of the importance of minimising occupational health and safety risk.

Occupational Hygiene and Risk Management offers an innovative approach to learning about the practice and principles of occupational hygiene and managing risk in the workplace. This new edition of this widely used textbook has been extensively updated with new material on legislation and Australian and New Zealand standards. It also includes expanded sections on risk analysis and management. The theory of occupational hygiene is brought to life through case studies, illustrations and practical examples.

Occupational hygiene aims to minimise ill-health from exposure to hazardous events by a process of identification, evaluation and control. These three stages form the foundation of this textbook as physical, psychological and emotional health risks are examined across the following topics:

* Hazard identification
* Dusts and particulate
* Metals
* Chemical contaminants
* Noise and vibration
* Heat and cold
* Radiation and pressure
* Biological hazards
* Ergonomics
* Risk analysis
* Control
* Risk management

Occupational Hygiene and Risk Management is accompanied by a website with discussion questions, case studies, further readings and teacher resources, creating an invaluable resource for students and professionals.

Visit www.allenandunwin.com/OHRM

Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene and Risk Management

2. Working out the Human Body

3. Hazard Identification

4. Dusts and Particulate

5. Metals

6. Chemical Contaminants

7. Noise and Vibration

8. Heat and Cold

9. Radiation and Pressure

10. Biological Hazards

11. Ergonomics

12. Risk Analysis

13. Control

14. Using a systematic approach to risk management

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Megan Tranter has worked as an OHS Professional for the past 10 years in Australia. Most recently she has worked in senior strategic roles in multi-national companies where she specialises in risk management. She has also worked as an occupational hygienist in the mining industry and government and as a lecturer teaching undergraduate and postgraduate occupational health and safety programs in Australia and Hong Kong. She holds a Masters of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Management and Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Health and Safety) and is completing a Doctor of Philosophy.