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Safety Culture: Theory, Method and Improvement

Stian Antonsen
April 16, 2017

The aim of this book is to show how a cultural approach can contribute to the assessment, description and improvement of safety conditions in organizations. The relationship between organizational culture and safety, epitomized through the concept of 'safety culture', has undoubtedly become one of...

Building Materials: Product Emission and Combustion Health Hazards

Kathleen Hess-Kosa
April 14, 2017

The construction industry is bombarded with ever-changing building materials—components of which are more and more difficult, if not impossible, to identify. Building material emissions have been implicated as a major source of indoor air pollution, and toxic gases, often unidentified, are...

Lean Implementation: Applications and Hidden Costs

Frances Alston
April 11, 2017

This book will address key organizational issues that must be considered and addressed when implementing Lean business practices. The book offers solutions for many of the challenges, provides a resource that leaders can use in addressing cultural and regulatory issues, provides means to address...

Asbestos: Risk Assessment, Epidemiology, and Health Effects, Second Edition

Ronald F. Dodson, Samuel P. Hammar
April 06, 2017

The first edition of Asbestos: Risk Assessment, Epidemiology, and Health Effects received critical acclaim due to the interdisciplinary nature of its content. Editors Ronald Dodson and Samuel Hammar have carefully kept this popular focus while updating and expanding the topics covered in the first...

Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders, Third Edition

Robert Burke
March 31, 2017

The third edition of a bestseller, Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders continues to provide the fundamentals of "street chemistry" required by emergency response personnel. Emergency response and hazmat expert Robert Burke takes the basics of chemistry appropriate for response...

Risky Work Environments: Reappraising Human Work Within Fallible Systems

Pascal Béguin, Christine Owen
March 31, 2017

Risky Work Environments provides new insights into the multiple and dynamic trajectories of both near misses and mistakes in complex work environments, based on actual case examples. It also studies the interactions between various activity systems or work practices (design, maintenance, incident...

Safety Management in a Competitive Business Environment

Juraj Sinay
March 30, 2017

Although often taken for granted, safety doesn’t just happen. It requires a deep understanding of the principles of safety culture that then must be applied in all of your actions. Safety Management in a Competitive Business Environment discusses the meaning of the culture of safety in all areas of...

Hazardous Area Classification in Petroleum and Chemical Plants: A Guide to Mitigating Risk

Alireza Bahadori
March 30, 2017

Due to an increase in the wide-range of chemicals in petrochemical processing industries, as well as frequency of use, there has been a steady rise in flammability problems and other hazards. Hazardous Area Classification in Petroleum and Chemical Plants: A Guide to Mitigating Risk outlines the...

Electric Safety: Practice and Standards

Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi
March 30, 2017

Electric power engineering education traditionally covers safety of the power equipment and systems. Little attention, if any, is given to the safety of people. When they reach professional status, most power engineers are not familiar with electric safety issues such as practices governing site...

Air Contaminants, Ventilation, and Industrial Hygiene Economics: The Practitioner's Toolbox and Desktop Handbook

Roger Lee Wabeke
March 29, 2017

There is nothing more devastating to baseless opinions than good numbers. Air Contaminants, Ventilation, and Industrial Hygiene Economics: The Practitioner's Toolbox and Desktop Handbook helps you obtain "good numbers" on your quest to squash shabby opinions with sound advice. It details real-world...

Industrial Air Quality and Ventilation: Controlling Dust Emissions

Ivan Nikolayevich Logachev, Konstantin Ivanovich Logachev
March 29, 2017

In the field of industrial ventilation and air quality, a lack of adequate analysis for aerodynamic processes, as well as a shortage of properly equipped computer facilities, has forced specialists to rely on an empirical approach to find answers in the past. Commonly based on crude models,...

Variability in Human Performance

Thomas J. Smith, Robert A. Henning, Michael G. Wade, Thomas Fisher
March 29, 2017

Understanding the conditions under which variability in performance may arise, and the processes related to its emergence, gives us insight into the development of techniques for improving the quality of performance. Variability in Human Performance details the scientific and the practical...

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