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Author Reed, Susan (Occupational hygienist)

Title Principles of occupational health & hygiene : an introduction / edited by Sue Reed, Dino Pisaniello, Geza Benke & Kerrie Burton
Edition Second edition
Published Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2013
Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2013


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 MELB  613.62 Ree/Poo  AVAILABLE
Description xxv, 518 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents Foreword -- Preface -- Author biographies -- Abbreviations and definitions..Acknowledgements -- 1. The hazardous work environment: the hygiene challenge - David Grantham -- 2. Occupational health, basic toxicology and epidemiology - John Edwards and Geza Benke -- 3. The concept of the exposure standard - Robert Golec and David Grantham -- 4. Control of workplace health hazards - Gary Gately -- 5. Industrial ventilation - David Bromwich -- 6. Personal protective equipment - Gary Gately -- 7. Aerosols - Geoff Pickford, Brian Davies and Linda Apthorpe -- 8. Metals in the workplace - Ian Firth and Gary Rhyder -- 9. Gases and vapours - Noel Tresider, Kate Leahy and Aleks Todorovic -- 10. Biological and biological-effect monitoring - John Edwards -- 11. Indoor air quality - Sue Reed and Michael Shepherd -- 12. Noise and vibration - Beno Groothoff -- 13. Radiation: ionising and non-ionising - Roy Schmid and Michelle Wakelam -- 14. The thermal environment - Ross Di Corleto -- 15. Lighting - Martin Jennings -- 16. Biological hazards - Margaret Davidson and Sarah Thornton -- 17. Emerging and evolving issues - Dino Pisaniello, Howard Morris, Bob Rajan and Sue Reed -- Index
Summary "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. Principles of Occupational Health and Hygiene is 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."--Publisher's website, Cover p. 4
Analysis Australian
Notes Record machine-generated from publisher information
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Industrial hygiene -- Australia.
Industrial hygiene.
Industrial safety -- Australia.
Industrial safety.
Author Benke, Geza, editor
Burton, Kerrie, editor
Pisaniello, Dino, editor
Reed, Sarah, editor
Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists.
ISBN 9781743311295
Other Titles Principles of occupational health and hygiene : an introduction