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Monday, September 29, 2008

Principles of Occupational Health & Hygiene

Edited by Cherilyn Tillman
174175058X     2008    P
B     Allen & Unwin  496pp   
 Single Colour 7 x 9 "   Rs. 695.00

Description: Today’s workplaces are full of materials and processes which are potentially hazardous to our health. Industry depends on a large range of naturally occurring and synthetic materials, many of which can adversely affect the health of the workers. Even some non-industrial workplaces can contain hazardous materials or cause exposure to physical or biological agents that can be harmful to health.

Principles of Occupational Health and Hygiene offers a systematic and comprehensive overview of occupational health hazards 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.

Contents:  The hazardous work environment: The hygiene • Occupational health, basic toxicology and epidemiology •  The concept  of the exposure standard • Control of workplace health hazards • Aerosols • Metals in the workplace •  Gases and vapours • Biological and biological-effect monitoring • Indoor air quality • Noise and vibration • Ionising and non-ionising radiation • Other physical agents • Biological hazards • Sources of information

About the editor: 
Cherilyn Tillman BSc, MAppSc, PhD is a Fellow of the AIOH and a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH). She has over 30 years experience in occupational hygiene, in occupational health and safety, risk management and risk engineering. She is currently OHS Team Leader with the Victorian Employer’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Target Audience: An ideal resource for students of Occupational Health and Safety, and a professional reference for Occupational Hygienists, Safety Officers, and anyone working in an Occupational Health and Safety role.

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