Meet today’s critical issues and challenges as an occupational health and safety practitioner, educator, or student with the tools, methodologies and knowledge provided in this reference.
Its 53 chapters include information on hazard recognition andevaluation, physical agents, the human environment, controlling the occupational environment, program management, and much more.
The practical performance of a control-based approach to identifying and controlling hazardous agents in a changing world. Industry experts from academic, government, and non-government organizations developed this guide to promote a broader understanding of key concepts, significant developments, and research needs. A comprehensive reference list and study resources and other helpful aids in conducting control banding analyses are included.
Hazard prevention is exposure by providing step-by-step processes and strategies, thus promoting new ideas for a more prevention-oriented industrial hygiene model. The approach of precaution, innovation and change, rather than control paves the way for the elimination of risk and exposure. This book will equip staff to implement this strategy and become committed to its prevention concepts.
A reference library at your fingertips! This convenient summary of current, pertinent, practical information for OEHS professionals covers such topics as ventilation, noise, heat stress, ionizing and nonionizing radiation, respiratory protection, ergonomics, illumination, and more. The manual also provides general conversion tables, rules of thumb, and a variety of formulas, figures, and charts.
This timely guide explores clandestine meth labs and the hazards these labs present to occupants, first responders, property owners, industrial hygienists and all others involved. It also discusses the many challenges these labs present to urban and rural areas nationwide. Industrial hygienists and other health and safety professionals will be fully equipped in recognizing, assessing, and abating the hazards associated with clandestine meth manufacturing and production.
This guideline discusses this emerging problem in communities with respect to environmental health and safety issues that can affect a wide range of individuals and organizations. AIHA has developed this guideline in collaboration with the Office of the Fire Marshal, Province of Ontario, Canada to address the ever-increasing health and safety hazards associated with clandestine marijuana grow operations.
Best management practices currently being used are outline in this practical guideline. The fundamentals for development of personal protective equipment (PPE) programs for small business owners are discussed, as well as guidance for the selection of protective clothing and equipment for employees from physical and chemical hazards encountered in various occupational settings.
This practical application of OSHA regulations for hazardous waste sites is an excellent starting point for understanding and controlling chemical hazards. Major topics include federal regulations in 29 CFR 1910.120; the basics of chemical recognition, evaluation, and protection, and application of the basic principles. Charts, graphs, and photographs make this ideal for HAZWOPER training and in the academic classroom.
The focus is on the industrial hygienist’s role and integration with other contributors in exposure reconstruction projects. To maintain this focus the guideline presents current good practices in the development of efficient, yet thorough, procedures for any exposure reconstruction project. It addresses alternative approaches, data source considerations, exposure metrics, quality assurance, and appropriate documentation for possible future retrospective exposure data needs. Provided checklists will help ensure the collection of necessary information needed for later exposure assessment work and data analysis.
A good IAQ investigator is calm, observant, thorough, and discerning. They should be skilled in knowing what questions to ask, have knowledge of building systems, and possess a willingness to engage the public promptly and communicate results clearly to all involved parties. This guide discusses the initial investigation, an HVAC overview and inspection, considerations for special indoor environments, risk communication, and report preparation. Eleven appendices are also included, providing the reader with guidelines, checklists, and forms to assist in their investigations.
For professionals conducting mold assessments in both residential and commercial buildings. The guideline discusses exposure and hazard assessments, determination of requirements to allow for the reoccupancy of a building, and post-remediation verification methodologies and techniques.
This HVAC guideline describes the practices and objectives for the management, operation, testing, and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems used to provide acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ). This guideline is useful for industrial hygienists and other safety professionals.
This document is intended to provide guidance on
recognition, evaluation and control of Legionella
colonization and amplifi cation in common building water
systems, both with and without any associated disease
(legionellosis). This document expands upon information
previously presented in the American Industrial Hygiene
Association (AIHA®) publication, Field Guide for the
Determination of Biological Contaminants in Environmental
Samples, 2nd edition.
Best practices and current procedures used to manage contractor health and safety activities through construction and post-construction work are provided in this guideline. Its six chapters and nine supporting appendices address construction health and safety contract concerns.
Every laboratory will benefit from this outline of laboratory ventilation requirements and practices. Chapters include performance tests, air cleaning, preventive maintenance, and work practices. Five appendices covering definitions, terms and units are included. Those involved in laboratory management, including chemical hygiene officers, campus and institutional health and safety staff, industrial hygienists, and environmental health and safety staff will benefit from this standard.
Industrial hygiene and safety managers of staff and/or programs are provided clear and concise measures for tracking operations and organizational performance. The metrics offered emphasize the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of techniques and implementation. An organization will benefit by improved management and function of its industrial hygiene programs, and the prevention of health hazards.
Industrial hygienists and environmental health professionals are provided key safety and health planning and execution steps to follow during various disaster response operations. It provides technical information on air monitoring, respiratory protection and personal protective equipment and offers guidelines for an effective response to an all-hazards threat environment.
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