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3rd Edition

Principles of Occupational Health and Hygiene
An introduction

ISBN 9781760528508
Published December 3, 2019 by Routledge
574 Pages

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Book Description

Principles of Occupational Health and Hygiene offers a comprehensive overview of occupational health risks and hazardous environments encountered in a range of industries and organisational settings.

Leading industry professionals and educators explain how to identify key workplace hazards including chemical agents such as dusts, metals and gases; physical agents such as noise, radiation and extremes of heat and cold; and microbiological agents. They outline assessment procedures and processes for identifying exposure levels. They also explain how to evaluate risk and follow safety guidelines to control and manage these hazards effectively.

Chapters are heavily illustrated with detailed case studies, diagrams, flowcharts and photos. Practical guidelines are provided for managing each hazard type. This third edition has been extensively revised and updated and reflects current research evidence and the Workplace Health and Safety legislation on workplace hazards.

Principles of Occupational Health and Hygiene is an essential reference for Occupational Hygienists and anyone in an Occupational Health and Safety role.

Table of Contents

1. The hazardous work environment: the occupational hygiene challenge
Charles Steer and Caroline Langley

2. Occupational health, basic toxicology and epidemiology
Dr Geza Benke and Dr Martyn Cross

3. The concept of the exposure limit for workplace health hazards
Robert Golec

4. Control strategies for workplace health hazards
Garry Gately and Wayne Powys

5. Industrial ventilation
Dr David Bromwich, Dr Elaine Lindars and Kate Cole

6. Personal protective equipment
Garry Gately and Terry Gorman

7. Aerosols
Linda Apthorpe and Jennifer Hines

8. Metals in the workplace
Ian Firth and Ron Capil

9. Gases and vapours
Aleks Todorovic

10. Biological monitoring of chemical exposure
Dr Gregory E. O'Donnell and Dr Martin Mazereeuw

11. Indoor air quality
Assoc Prof Sue Reed and Michael Shepherd

12. Noise and vibration
Beno Groothoff and Jane Whitelaw

13. Radiation-ionising and non-ionising
Roy Schmid and Dr Geza Benke

14. The thermal environment
Dr Ross Di Corleto and Jodie Britton

15. Lighting
Martin Jennings and So Yong Lee

16. Biological hazards
Dr Margaret Davidson, Dr Ryan Kift and Assoc Prof Sue Reed

17. Postscript
Prof Dino Pisaniello


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Dr Sue Reed FAIOH Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH)® is Associate Professor in Occupational Hygiene and Director Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety at Edith Cowan University. Dr Dino Pisaniello FAIOH Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH)® is Professor in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene and Director of Adelaide Exposure Science and Health at the University of Adelaide. Dr Geza Benke FAIOH Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH)® is Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health at Monash University. They are all former presidents of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists.