This exciting new volume, the first of a multiple volume set, is a thorough introduction to workplace health and safety issues. Its uncomplicated presentation of material makes it a clear presentation for attorneys, teachers, architects, managers, supervisors, union members and others who regularly deal with occupational health and safety issues. Everyone concerned with recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace hazards will want this volume. It addresses topics in occupational health and safety, including worker and community right-to-know issues, worker health and safety training, and other contemporary issues. The book also offers valuable "how-to" information for occupational health and safety professionals. Safety engineers, health physicists, and industrial hygienists will want this book for its coverage of the industrial hygiene field and as a refresher of industrial hygiene principles. Each chapter was written by a practicing occupational health professional and has been integrated into a clear and comprehensive text.
Table of Contents
Evaluating Workplace Hazards: Recognition and Evaluation of Chemical Hazards (Mark A. Puskar). Exposures to Chemicals (Paul D. Moss). Occupational Epidemiology: Investigating Health Hazards in the Workplace (Braxton D. Mitchell). Occupational Health Standards: Occupational Health Laws, Standards, and Guidelines (Neil Zimmerman). Worker Right-To-Know (James E. Brower). Community Right-To-Know (SARA Title III) (James E. Brower). Worker's Compensation (Glenn Shor). Controlling Hazards in the Work Environment: Ventilation for Contaminant Control (Richard P. Garrison). Heat Stress (David R. Fulton). Industrial Plant Noise Abatement (Joseph McGuire). Hearing Conservation and Employee Protection (Joseph McGuire). Trip, Slip, and Fall Prevention (William Marletta). Fire Prevention (Joe Levesque). Personal Protection: Personal Protective Equipment for Preventing Chemical Exposure (Andrea Bailey). Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Preventing Physical Injury (Leo DeBobes). Training to Optimize Occupational Health: Designing Educational Programs for Workers' Health and Safety (Lisa Lieberman). Worksite Health Promotion (Mary Beth Love). Extensive Glossary. Index.