Environmental Health and Hazard Risk Assessment: Principles and Calculations

Louis Theodore, R. Ryan Dupont

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June 5, 2012 by CRC Press
Reference - 636 Pages - 70 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439868874 - CAT# K13156

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Features

  • Covers the fundamentals of health, safety, and accident management and their application to real-world environmental problems
  • Examines human reaction to environmental accidents: risk identification, toxicology/dose-response, and exposure assessment
  • Addresses emergency preparedness and response related to environmental accidents for first responders
  • Offers guidance on the latest environmental regulations
  • Includes numerous case studies and illustrative examples drawn from real-world experiences and applications

Summary

Environmental Health and Hazard Risk Assessment: Principles and Calculations explains how to evaluate and apply environmental health and hazard risk assessment calculations in a variety of real-life settings. Using a wealth of examples and case studies, the book helps readers develop both a theoretical understanding and a working knowledge of the principles of health, safety, and accident management. 

Learn the Fundamentals of Health, Safety, and Accident Management

The book takes a pragmatic approach to risk assessment, identifying problems and outlining solutions. Organized into four parts, the text:

  • Presents an overview of the history of environmental health and hazard problems, legal considerations, and emergency planning and response
  • Tackles the broad subject of health risk assessment, discussing toxicology, exposure, and health risk characterization
  • Examines hazard risk assessment in significant detail—from problem identification, probability, consequence, and characterization of hazards/accidents to the fundamentals of applicable statistics theory
  • Uses case studies to demonstrate the applications and calculations of risk analysis for real systems

Incorporate Health and Safety in Process Design

The book assumes only a basic background in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, making it suitable for students and those new to the field. It is also a valuable reference for practicing engineers, scientists, technicians, technical managers, and others tasked with ensuring that plant and equipment operations meet applicable standards and regulations. A clear and comprehensive resource, this book offers guidance for those who want to reduce or eliminate the environmental health effects and accidents that can result in loss of life, materials, and property.