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Title:
Basics of industrial hygiene
Author:
Nims, Debra.
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Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley, 1999.
Physical Description:
xii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
General Note:
"National Science Foundation, INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications, Community Colleges Government Industry."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780471299837
Format :
Book

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Summary

This book provides environmental technology students with an enjoyable way to quickly master the basics of industrial hygiene. Like all the books in the critically acclaimed Preserving the Legacy series, it follows a rapid-learning modular format featuring learning objectives, summaries, chapter-end reviews, practice questions, and skill-building classroom activities. Throughout the text, sidebars highlight critical concepts, and more than 90 high-quality line-drawings, photographs, and diagrams help to clarify concepts covered.

Author Debra Nims begins with a fascinating historical overview of the art and science of industrial hygiene, followed by a concise review of key concepts and terms from biology and toxicology. She then offers in-depth practical coverage of:
* Identifying hazards or potential hazards
* Sampling and workplace evaluations
* Hazard control
* Toxicology, occupational health, and occupational health standards
* Airborne hazards
* Dermatoses and contact hazards
* Fire and explosion hazards
* Occupational noise
* Radiation
* Temperature extremes
* Repetitive use traumas


With its comprehensive coverage and quick-reference format, Basics of Industrial Hygiene is also a handy refresher and working reference for practicing environmental technicians and managers.


Author Notes

DEBRA K. NIMS earned an M.S. in Industrial Health from the University of Michigan, and holds two national certifications--Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). She is an adjunct professor at the University of Idaho, where she teaches courses in occupational and environmental health. Ms. Nims also runs her own consulting company, Teton Environmental Health, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.


Table of Contents

Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
Toxicology Review
Occupational Health Standards
Airborne Hazards
Sampling for Airborne Contaminants
Indoor Air Quality
Controlling Airborne Hazards
Occupational Skin Disorders
Occupational Noise Exposure
Ionizing and Nonionizing Radiation
Ergonomics and Temperature Extremes
Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment
Appendices
Glossary
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Index