Air Sampling and Industrial Hygiene Engineering

Author: Martha J. Boss
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420056727
Release Date: 2000-12-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

We know certain chemicals cause problems in the workplace. The issues now are: Where do they occur in the workplace? How can we best evaluate them? What are the procedures for dealing with them safely? Many books simply define the problem and tell you that you need a program. Air Sampling and Industrial Hygiene gives you a guide to air sampling protocols from start to finish. The book presents sampling technology updated with today's tools - such as microcircuitry and remote sensing. The authors emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to understanding how air monitoring can adequately report current environmental conditions associated with outdoor media, indoor remediation efforts, proximal equipment, interior line monitoring, and the interrelationship of ventilation parameters. In addition to providing the how-tos of sampling, this guide covers the basics of chemical risk assessment, biological assessment, engineering evaluation of mechanical system design criteria, and chemical or process engineering hazard assessments. It presents the information using text, text outlines, graphics, and pictures - including cross sections of instrumentation and side bars to elaborate on complex concepts. Faulty readings caused by poor sampling techniques can be very costly. This book provides the how-tos for making design engineering and on-site decisions as to instrumentation selection and scheduled usage. Air Sampling and Industrial Hygiene Engineering will allow you to complete the sampling process systematically and correctly from initial suspicions to the use of obtained results.

Building Vulnerability Assessments

Author: Martha J. Boss
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420078356
Release Date: 2009-06-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

All too often the assessment of structural vulnerability is thought of only in terms of security upgrades, guards, and entrance barriers. However, in order to fully ensure that a building is secure, the process of design and construction must also be considered. Building Vulnerability Assessments: Industrial Hygiene and Engineering Concepts focuses on the range of vulnerabilities that can and should be addressed from design implementation through securing a building from intrusion from all types of threats. Customized Recommendations for Individual Structures The book begins with an outline for vulnerability assessments conducted either in-house or in coordination with a third party. The text is presented in a way that facilitates modifications for an organization’s particular needs. The authors present summaries of regulations that are used to determine if chemicals create a risk to off-site locations or constitute a homeland security vulnerability. They also discuss physical security and chemical, biological, and radioactive (CBR) threat potentials. Highlights the Threat of Biological Contamination The remainder of the book discusses control systems to reduce vulnerabilities, emphasizing ventilation system controls. Since a building or facility which is already contaminated is easier to contaminate further, the authors put a heavy focus on new, latent, and residual chemical and biological contamination within building infrastructures. The book concludes by presenting basic emergency planning recommendations and offering recommendations for assessment programs and emergency drills. This volume, comprising the wisdom of scientists and engineers who have dealt in the past with building and site failures, assists future designers and operations and emergency planners in making decisions that may lessen the impact of emergencies and help to prevent them from occurring in the first place. By taking a multi-faceted approach to building security, those charged with protecting a structure’s vulnerability can help to ensure that crisis is averted.

Industrial Hygiene Engineering

Author: John J. Talty
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 9780815518075
Release Date: 1998-12-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Provides an advanced level of study of industrial hygiene engineering situations with emphasis on the control of exposure to occupational health hazards. Primary attention is given to ventilation, noise and vibration control, heat stress and industrial illumination. Other topics include industrial water quality, solid waste control, handling and storage of hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, and costs of industrial hygiene control.

Environmental and Occupational Medicine

Author: William N. Rom
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781762995
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION: Now in its updated Fourth Edition, this classic text provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of occupational and environmental medicine. The book offers accurate, current information on the history, causes, prevention, and treatment of a wide range of environmental and occupational diseases and includes numerous case studies.This edition includes more information on gene-environment interactions. The section on air pollution has been completely reorganized. Other Fourth Edition highlights include expanded coverage of government responses to the field and a new chapter on children's environmental health. Now in its updated Fourth Edition, this classic text provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of occupational and environmental medicine. The book offers accurate, current information on the history, causes, prevention, and treatment of a wide range of environmental and occupational diseases and includes numerous case studies. This edition includes more information on gene-environment interactions. The section on air pollution has been completely reorganized. Other Fourth Edition highlights include expanded coverage of government responses to the field and a new chapter on children's environmental health.

Handbook of Environmental Engineering

Author: Frank R. Spellman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498708623
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Genre: Science

In his latest book, the Handbook of Environmental Engineering, esteemed author Frank Spellman provides a practical view of pollution and its impact on the natural environment. Driven by the hope of a sustainable future, he stresses the importance of environmental law and resource sustainability, and offers a wealth of information based on real-world observations and his many years of expert experience. The book offers a basic overview of environmental pollution, emphasizes key terms, and addresses specific concepts in advanced algebra, fundamental engineering, and statistics. The author considers socioeconomic, political, and cultural influences, and provides an understanding of how to effectively treat and prevent air pollution, implement industrial hygiene principles, and manage solid waste, water, and wastewater operations. This book addresses the cause and effect of environmental issues, and introduces concepts on how to mitigate them, comply with environmental laws, and implement practices to help prevent future damage. Examines the ramifications and impacts of pollution Details the multiple benefits derived from environmental remediation Describes engineering controls and remediation procedures Discusses various remediation techniques for environmental spills Contains numerous tables and illustrations to supplement the material Both Technical and Nontechnical The Handbook of Environmental Engineering is written in a down-to-earth style for a wide audience, as it appeals to technical readers, consultants, and policy makers, as well as a wide range of general readers.

Air Contaminants Ventilation and Industrial Hygiene Economics

Author: Roger Lee Wabeke
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466577916
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Nature

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 applications of good numbers to foster improvements in industrial hygiene, preventing inhalation toxicity and promoting better environmental air quality. Divided into four parts, the book includes: Tips on preparing for the board certification examinations for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), and Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) 726 solved problems in industrial hygiene, ventilation, occupational-environmental toxicology, occupational health risk management, and chemical safety engineering 154 economic persuasion techniques based on actual case studies to help feather one’s career bed and assist installation of industrial hygiene control methods Tips and guiding principles for professional career development This book provides industrial hygienists with a reference containing the equations, conversions, and formulas they encounter in their day-to-day duties. A study aid to those taking the certification exams (CIH, CSP, CHMM, and DABT), it also includes business economic case studies demonstrating how to preserve your clients' financial resources, promote industrial hygiene, foster worksite safety, learn the financial ropes of business economics, and help control your clients' potential adverse environmental impact and, in so doing, greatly enhance career progress.

Electrical Safety

Author: Martha J. Boss
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482230185
Release Date: 2014-10-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Learn How to Implement Safety Codes and Regulations Effectively A number of electrical fatalities and injuries that occur each year can be overcome by a thorough understanding of electrical concepts. Yet due to the complexity of regulatory requirements, many safety professionals may not be fully equipped to handle the task. Electrical Safety: Systems, Sustainability, and Stewardship addresses the problem by simplifying the knowledge acquisition process, and arming safety professionals with the tools needed to successfully meet safety and efficacy goals. From power generation facility to electrical device, this text combines knowledge of industry standards, regulations, and real-world experience to provide a detailed explanation of electrical power generation, transmittal, and use. Explains the Concepts behind Electric Code The book introduces the basic sustainability and stewardship concepts inherent to reliability centered maintenance (RCM). It explains how these concepts apply to the components of an electrical system (the concepts can be used when auditing for electrical safety, training on electrical safety, and overseeing an upgrade or extension of a building's electrical system). In addition, it addresses general electrical safety, electromagnetic field shields, ohm/resistance study criteria, arc flash hazard analysis, and hazardous energy control. The authors outline OSHA requirements and the reasons for those requirements, and explain the implementation exigencies. This book: Describes power generation, transmittal, and usage Contains regulatory summaries from the OSHA electrical safety standards Presents the various types of electrical studies including arc flash, electromagnetic field, and ohm resistance investigations Discusses earthing grounds and overcurrent devices as overall components of electrical control and safety Offers an up-to-date discussions of arc flash criteria and evaluation needs that are linked to general electrical safety and grounding requirements Considers electromagnetic field physics, measurement, and control alternatives Electrical Safety: Systems, Sustainability, and Stewardship provides a step-by-step dialogue of the OSHA requirements and more importantly the reasons for those requirements. Describing electrical use within industrial settings, and presenting a ground approach to understanding how electrical power is used, this book lays down the ground work for making important decisions.

Biological Risk Engineering Handbook

Author: Martha J. Boss
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420032161
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This handbook discusses biological risk engineering, an extension of industrial hygiene that involves the assessment, control, and decontamination of indoor biological risks. The book synergizes the knowledge of experts in various fields, from law to toxicology, to provide a compendium of information for applying science to limit biological risk. Biological Risk Engineering Handbook: Infection Control and Decontamination begins with a microbiological dictionary, using pictures to illustrate the basic morphology and culture appearance of fungi, bacteria, viruses and prions. The text then reviews sampling and laboratory procedures to ensure coordination between sampling teams and their ultimate receiving laboratory. The contributing authors further examine interpretation issues associated with toxicological studies and risk assessment in hopes of providing further impetus for synergistic studies related to risk assessment and management of biohazardous agents. Other topics include ventilation design, infection control, and the use of biocides. The discussion of Legionella control and cooling towers serves as a case study of how design, maintenance, and decontamination should be a seamless process. The contributors also discuss patent utility requirements, insurance processes, laws, and current regulations, including a chapter on Tuberculosis that compares OSHA and CDC guidelines. Finally, security is addressed from the standpoint of both homeland security in the United States and the security of individual laboratories. From assessment methods to design options, Biological Risk Engineering Handbook presents state-of-the-art techniques and practices to measure, control, and contain human exposure to biological contaminants. With the concern of biological risk on the rise and the emerging fear today of biological warfare, this handbook allows you to move into the future armed with the information needed to limit this threat.

Industrial Hygiene Simplified

Author: Frank R. Spellman
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 9781591919766
Release Date: 2006-03-23
Genre: Medical

Other books on industrial hygiene focus more on classroom use than on practical application and are too large and cumbersome to use on the job. Author Frank Spellman, a certified safety professional and certified hazardous materials manager, fulfills the need for a more field-friendly reference with this simplified book. Using plain English, this book makes the theories and principles of industrial hygiene practical and useful. You'll examine the full spectrum of industrial hygiene needs and find a comprehensive yet concise reference that you can use as a resource for deciphering unfamiliar concepts and practices, as an overview of the scope and responsibilities of the field, and as a supplemental study guide for the Certified Industrial Hygiene (CIH) exam.

Air Contaminants and Industrial Hygiene Ventilation

Author: Roger L. Wabeke
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1566703077
Release Date: 1998-05-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The industrial hygienist is actively involved with the engineering community, particularly where the subject of industrial ventilation is concerned. While engineers concentrate on methods and techniques necessary to ensure maximum efficiency of a given system, the industrial hygienist concentrates on human health. Ventilation is one of the most widely used methods of controlling environmental eontaminates, and for this reason, industrial hygienists must have specific knowledge of the design of equipment and the principles which it operates. This informative text, written in easily understood language, will allow those without a mechanical engineering background to understand air calculation and ventilation problems. Industrial Hygiene Ventilation provides the industrial hygienist with a handy reference containing the equations, constants, conversions, and formulae that they will encounter in their day to day duties.

Patty s Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology

Author: George D. Clayton
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 0471501964
Release Date: 1991-08-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In the tradition that has made these volumes an industry classic, this edition offers in-depth, comprehensive & timely coverage of cutting-edge issues & innovations in the field. This latest revision features 18 new subjects including visual display terminal safety, biological agents in the workplace, indoor air pollution & design of analytical laboratories. These new additions build on the existing broad coverage of industrial hygiene as both a science & an art, devoted to the recognition, evaluation & control of environmental factors & stresses affecting the health of all workers.

Cleanrooms

Author: Michael Kozicki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401179508
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In writing this book, our goal was to produce a much needed teaching and reference text with a fresh approach to c1eanroom technology. The most obvious technological reason for bringing this book into being is that c1ean rooms have become vital to the manufacture and development of high technology products in both the commercial and military sectors, and there fore people have to develop an understanding of them. Examples of c1ean room applications include the manufacture of integrated circuits and other electronic components, preciSion mechanical assemblies, computer disks and drives, compact disks, optical components, medical implants and prostheses, pharmaceuticals and biochemicals, and so on. The book is written for anyone who is currently involved, or intends to become involved, with c1eanrooms. We intend it to be used by a wide range of professional groups including process engineers, production engineers, plant mechanical and electrical engineers, research engineers and scientists, managers, and so on. In addition, we believe it will be beneficial to those who design, build, service, and supply c1eanrooms, and may be used as a training aid for students who intend to pursue a career involving controlled environments and others such as c1eanroom operators and maintenance staff. We have attempted to steer clear of complex theory, which may be pursued in many other specialist texts, and keep the book as understandable and applicable as possible.