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Hazardous Chemicals Safety Management and Global Regulations T.S.S. Dikshith Bilekahalli, Bangalore, India

The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety Edited by

E. Scott Dunlap Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, USA

An accessible guide to scientific information on safety management of chemical substances for students and occupational health professionals, this book covers proper management, related care, and precautions, along with related global regulations. It supplies readers with the understanding required to prevent and minimize the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive chemical substances.

“… invaluable to administrators and educators as a relevant and active tool to prepare for crisis management.”

Detailing safety measures for the transportation of chemical substances--including by road, rail, air, and sea—this book: • Discusses the various aspects of potentially toxic and hazardous chemicals using language that’s easy to understand • Covers the toxicity and health effects of chemicals in non-technical language • Supplies scientific information on hazardous and potentially dangerous chemical substances at work places • Provides comprehensive coverage of the biological and health effects of hazardous and potentially toxic chemicals • Reports on the latest developments in safety management of hazardous and potentially toxic chemicals, along with related global regulations

—Pam Dalton, Danbury Public Schools, Connecticut, USA

Selected Contents: Introduction Hazardous Chemical Substances: A-Z Global Regulatory Systems Hazardous Chemical Substance and Safety Management System Glossary Appendices

—Nancy Booth, Boone County Schools, Madison, West Virginia, USA

“… deals with issues every administrator faces on a regular basis (e.g. school bullying and cyber security). ... a very timely text.”

The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety expands the dialogue on school safety to address the complete spectrum of safety risks—including bullying, fire safety, playground and transportation safety, and more. Based on research and practical experience, this book provides school administrators with tools to develop appropriate programs to protect students, teachers, and staff from harm. Author E. Scott Dunlap draws on his experience in OSHA and DOT compliance, behavior-based safety, and organizational safety culture to provide a holistic perspective of school safety. The book includes vulnerability assessment tools and incident investigation forms to help schools develop a comprehensive safety program. By focusing on the wide range of issues, the book’s dynamic perspective places the keys to achieving an effective safety program within easy reach. • Presents strategies based on research that can be implemented to create a comprehensive school safety program • Includes incident investigation forms and other tools to help readers conduct effective vulnerability assessments • Considers safety from a dynamic perspective rather than focusing solely on school security issues


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Manual Lifting A Guide to the Study of Simple and Complex Lifting Tasks Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti, Enrique Alvarez-Casado, and Thomas R. Waters Manual lifting tasks—whether simple or complex—all involve variable loads, postures, and movements. This practical guide discusses how to analyze the intricate lifting function and prevent injury during its execution. Outlining revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE) methods, the book illustrates their use in assessing manual lifting tasks of varying degrees of difficulty. Using examples to reinforce presented concepts, it explains how RNLE methods can be applied to evaluate single, composite, variable, and sequential lifting tasks. It also explores how to interpret and apply the results according to international standards and guidelines. • Presents applications of RNLE for all types of lifting tasks • Includes a special chapter devoted to procedures for Active Health Surveillance of workers who perform manual handling tasks • Explains procedures and applications with examples • Defines different types of lifting tasks, with instructions on how to analyze each

Selected Contents: Introduction. A Brief History of the NIOSH Lifting Equation. International Standards on Manual Lifting: ISO 11228-1 and EN 100S-2. Methods and Criteria for Analyzing Manual Handling Tasks. How to Analyze a Single Lifting Task. How to Analyze a Multiple (Composite) Lifting Task (Up to 10 Variants). How to Analyze a Composite Lifting Task When More Than 10 Task Variants Are Present. How to Analyze a Variable Lifting Task. How to Analyze Sequential Lifting Tasks. Mapping Lifting Tasks in a Company. Reference to Available Software and Instructions for Use. Active Health Surveillance of Workers: Procedures and Clinical Tools.

Catalog no. K12661, July 2012, 256 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-5663-5, $69.95 / £44.99 Also available as an eBook

Motor Fleet Safety and Security Management Second Edition Daniel E. Della-Giustina West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA

This second edition of a bestselling reference provides a clear understanding of how to develop and manage a comprehensive motor fleet safety and instructional program. It presents the underlying concepts, basic techniques, and principles of motor fleet safety and security management. Keeping the trademark style that made the previous edition so popular, the author addresses the critical steps for successful driver selection, training, instruction, and supervision. He provides you with the foundation you need to combat common problems and manage your motor fleet transportation system.

Catalog no. K14220, May 2012, 185 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-9507-8, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as an eBook

Accident/ Incident Prevention Techniques Second Edition Charles D. Reese University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA

Offering significant new and revised material, this onestop guide to accident/incident prevention techniques continues to be the A to Z, hands-on guide to address the responsibilities, principles, tools, and techniques involved in accident investigative planning and preparation. By investigating the various methods and equipment used in system safety applications, the book covers a myriad of accident/incident prevention techniques and supplies the illustrations and tools that allow the reader to begin to develop and build a safety and health program in their workplace.

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Occupational Health and Safety Safety Management A Comprehensive Approach to Developing a Sustainable System

Safety Management Near Miss Identification, Recognition, and Investigation

Chitram Lutchman, Rohanie Maharaj, and Waddah Ghanem

Ron C. McKinnon

Built upon practical principles and knowledge derived from the authors’ field experience, Safety Management: A Comprehensive Approach to Developing a Sustainable System provides recommendations and practical solutions for improving health and safety in the workplace. The authors recognize and promote workplace health and safety as essential for sustained long-term profitability of all organizations, regardless of the industry. The book emphasizes the potential for sustained improvements in workplace health and safety from understanding: • How business environment trends can guide approaches to managing health and safety in the workplace • The importance of safety management systems (SMS) • The benefits of integrating process safety management (PSM) into your business practices • How leadership commitment and shared learning in health and safety can improve the workplace and that leveraging shared learning in safety helps you avoid repeat and similar incidents • The importance of leveraging contractor safety management to generate real improvements in workplace safety • Proactively identifying gaps in organizational SMS and addressing them by using audits as a collaborative process

Identification and investigation of "near-miss" incidents can be the difference between avoiding and suffering a drastic, loss-producing accident. This book provides step-by-step instructions on how to develop a "near-miss" incident program in the workplace to isolate and eliminate root causes, heal systemic weaknesses, and implement safety management systems before an accident occurs. Focusing on the successes of safety systems at two large copper mines, numerous diverse industries, and an aluminum smelter, it includes several examples and case studies to clarify the investigative philosophy and preventive application of "near-miss" incidents.

The authors explore different leadership styles and detail their pros and cons in the workplace. Compiling this wealth of knowledge into a single book provides a holistic approach to upgrading the way health and safety is managed in the workplace. It shows you how to take your organization from ordinary to world-class safety performance.

Catalog no. K12904, March 2012, 500 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6261-2, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

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Management Obligations for Health and Safety Gregory W. Smith Freehills, Western Australia

In recent years, the safety management field has placed leadership and management commitment at the center of effective workplace health and safety programs. At the same time, personal liability for workplace health and safety has increased, resulting in poor outcomes for individual managers. Discussing the minimum expectations that courts and tribunals have of managers, this book examines the relationship between those expectations and effective safety performance. Using specific case examples for illustration, the author examines whether managers are merely meeting their legal obligations or making a positive contribution to workplace safety and health.

Catalog no. K12915, October 2011, 186 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-6278-0, $59.95 / £38.99 Also available as an eBook

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Discrimination Law Issues for the Safety Professional Thomas D. Schneid Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, USA

Written for safety professionals, this book provides general knowledge of the various laws and regulations that offer protection to employees and individuals against discrimination in the workplace. It takes a proactive approach to identifying situations where potential discrimination against an employee or individual may occur, and provides guidance on how to take immediate action to address the potential discriminatory situation. The book discusses recent laws and amendments to existing laws, and illustrates the filing process for claims. Chapters cover the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

Catalog no. K13074, December 2011, 438 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6779-2, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace Developments in Theory, Research, and Practice, Second Edition Edited by

Ståle Einarsen, Helge Hoel, Dieter Zapf, and Cary L. Cooper Previously titled Bullying and Emotional Abuse in the Workplace: International Perspectives in Research and Practice, the first edition of this bestselling resource quickly became a benchmark and highly cited source of knowledge for this burgeoning field. Renamed to more accurately reflect the maturing of the discipline, the second edition provides a much-needed update of the original work. Edited by leading experts and presenting contributions from pioneers in their respective subject areas, the book is an up-to-date research-based resource on key aspects of workplace bullying and its remediation.

Catalog no. K10270, September 2010, 512 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-0489-6, $83.95 / £53.99 Also available as an eBook

Labor and Employment Issues for the Safety Professional

Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide

Thomas D. Schneid

W. David Yates

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, USA

Bodine Services of the Midwest, Decatur, Illinois, USA

An examination of the safety laws and regulations, particularly in the areas of labor and employment, this book provides a working knowledge of the impacts, requirements, and implications of safety professionals’ actions and inactions as related to state and federal laws. It presents information on an issue-by-issue basis and delineates the basics of the issue, identifies the applicable law or regulation, and presents possible solutions to achieve and maintain compliance while achieving the safety objective. The book covers conflicts between laws and regulations and includes case law and reference points.

Written as a reference and study guide for candidates preparing to take the Board of Certified Safety Professional's exam, this book provides technical information needed for the test. It covers topics such as math review, ventilation, noise, gases and particulates, radiation, toxicology, industrial hygiene, biological hazards, thermal stressors, statistics, fire protection and prevention, accident investigation, mechanics, hydrostatics and hydraulics, electrical safety, engineering economy, and workers compensation. The book provides step-by-step instructions on how to solve the equations and formulas on the exam and gives examples on how and when to use them.

Catalog no. K11065, June 2011, 252 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2020-9, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

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Occupational Health and Safety Concise Guide to Workplace Safety and Health

Loss Prevention and Safety Control

What You Need to Know, When You Need It

Dennis P. Nolan

Gary Chambers “… useful for people who know next to nothing about the safety and health field … definitely useful and it is accurate.” —William H. Weems, University of Alabama,Tuscaloosa, USA

Going beyond compliance, this book addresses 34 major occupational safety and health topics. Organized for quick access to regulatory requirements or online resources, the text addresses required documentation, training elements, recordkeeping, and more, including quality online links for background and training information and those that lead to sample programs. This is a valuable reference for business owners, HR managers, safety supervisors, lawyers, and students as well as OSHA-concerned personnel who are seeking to be safe as well as compliant.

Catalog no. K10371, January 2011, 409 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-0732-3, $79.95 / £49.99

Terms and Definitions Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia , USA

An encyclopedic, A-Z listing of terminology, this book addresses the need for a reference that provides complete descriptions of the terminology used in the safety/loss prevention field. This text covers background, meanings, and descriptions of terms. It presents terminology in alphabetical order and contains supplemental appendices of safety organizations, common safety standards, and acronyms. Two-paragraph descriptions of terms, photographs, diagrams, graphs, and tables are included to aid understanding of the subject.

Catalog no. K11539, November 2010, 324 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3363-6, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

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Loss Control Auditing A Guide for Conducting Fire, Safety, and Security Audits E. Scott Dunlap Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, USA

Principles of Emergency Management Public Health Considerations Michael J. Fagel Aurora Safety, Founder, CEO, Illinois, USA

A comprehensive resource for those developing and executing a loss control audit program, this book comes at the material from three perspectives: workplace safety, physical security, and life safety and fire service. Written for professionals in loss prevention and safety management as well as those studying the field, this reference includes core auditing issues that are addressed in the mainstream by loss control professionals and provides insight on the implementation of an auditing program within organizations. It illustrates audit scoring methodologies and presents sample audit formats for reader understanding and future use.

Emergency managers and officials have had more planning responsibilities placed on their shoulders in the last decade. This book helps communities and organizations of any type become better prepared to cope with public health impacts on the areas that they serve. It focuses on broad responses across the spectrum of public health, emergency management, and mass casualty situations. With an emphasis on emergency medical facilities, it examines long-term solutions when a community or organization must operate outside its normal daily operational windows. The text also provides an overview of various elements to be considered and integrated into an overall planning sequence.

Catalog no. K11419, April 2011, 255 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-2886-1, $49.95 / £31.99

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Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders Third Edition

Handbook of Chemicals and Safety T.S.S. Dikshith Bilekahalli, Bangalore, India

Robert Burke Fire Marshal, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA

Written in the same clear, concise style that made the previous editions bestsellers, this book provides easyto-understand chemistry for responders to use to handle hazardous materials emergencies on a daily basis. It provides the fundamentals of "street chemistry" that emergency response personnel need to know, with a focus on hazmat elements. This edition includes new review questions with answers and new incident examples. It also introduces the new United Nations GHS system for classification and labeling of chemicals, updates the NFPA requirements, and provides information on ethanol and other alternative automotive fuels.

Catalog no. K12261, May 2013, c. 568 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4985-9, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

“… the text is clearly laid out, containing information about the use and possible health effects, immediate and long-term effects, and hazards of chemical substances … concise, clear, quickly referenced, and easily read … —Chromatographia (2012) 75:193

A comprehensive resource, this volume offers a tool for the management of a range of chemical substances commonly used, handled, stored, transported, and disposed of as wastes. The substances include industrial solvents, pesticides, metals, air pollutants, toxic gases, drugs, and other items. Information supplied includes the chemical abstract system number, IUPAC name, molecular formula, synonyms and trade names, use and exposure, toxicity, health effects, and carcinogen factors.

Catalog no. K11089, November 2010, 531 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2060-5, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as an eBook

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Hazardous Materials Compliance for Public Research Organizations

Safe Use of Chemicals

A Case Study, Second Edition

A Practical Guide

Nicolas A. Valcik

Bilekahalli, Bangalore, India

University of Texas at Dallas, USA

This book is a case study of one university’s policies and practices with regard to the procurement, use, storage and disposal of HAZMAT in the context of a changing internal structure and regulatory environment. The author’s presentation is no holds barred, using interviews, archival documentation, and unobtrusive observations as a participant where the research institution was at times noncompliant with the new federal guidelines. This book provides a better understanding of the issues that research organizations face when contending with the new federal legislation on HAZMAT.

Concise yet thorough, this book presents quick, comprehensive instructions to those who work with potentially dangerous substances and provides them with the information they need to avoid the hazards associated with handling these chemicals. Thoroughly referenced from a wide variety of sources, this book contains information on industrial solvents, pesticides, metals, air pollutants, toxic gases and drugs, as well as other substances. For each chemical, the author provides the CAS number, IUPAC name, molecular formula, synonyms, uses and exposures, toxicity and health effects, exposure limits, and methods of proper storage and disposal.

Catalog no. K14726, February 2013, c. 248 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-0946-7, $69.95 / £44.99

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Occupational Health and Safety Safety Performance in a Lean Environment A Guide to Building Safety into a Process Paul F. English

Second Edition of a Bestseller!

Process Plants A Handbook for Inherently Safer Design, Second Edition

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, USA

Trevor Kletz Paul Amyotte

“… chock full of useful and practical information. … I would encourage all SH&E professionals interested in Lean thinking to read and digest the information presented in this book.”

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

—Mike Taubitz, ProfessionalSafety, April 2012

This book demonstrates how Lean tools can eliminate waste in your safety program. Written by safety pro Paul English, it explores tools such as Lean manufacturing, DMAIC processes, and Kepner-Trego problem solving. It also discusses value-based management, a technique identified as a leading business model for any organization wanting to live “The Toyota Way.”

Catalog no. K11119, November 2011, 166 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2112-1, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

This second edition of a bestseller provides a wellillustrated resource that comprehensively covers the design of inherently safer and user-friendly plants. The book demonstrates how chemical plants can withstand human error and equipment failures without serious effects on safety, output, or efficiency. This edition features new chapters that outline the role of inherently safer design in explosion prevention and mitigation and the link between inherently safer design and process safety design. New sections address the hierarchy of controls and highlight human factors in determining risk. The text also includes case studies that review major process incidents.

Catalog no. K10249, May 2010, 384 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0455-1, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

Corporate Safety Compliance OSHA, Ethics, and the Law

Fire Protection for Commercial Facilities

Thomas D. Schneid

Mark Bromann

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, USA

Rally Fire Protection Services, Illinois, USA

As a result of changing responsibilities and new laws, safety and health professionals often find themselves in situations without guidance toward the solutions. This book provides such guidance to legal issues involving OSHA and how to avoid potential legal areas of liability if possible. Tackling safety and ethical issues head on, the text explores the area of criminal liability for individuals and corporations under the OSHA Act and state criminal codes. The author also gives methods to achieve and to maintain OSHA compliance, using specific case studies to illustrate ways to avoid or to minimize the impact of legal issues.

Written in a conversational tone that makes the concepts easy to understand, this book presents systems and practices that can increase a facility's ability to avoid fires, limit the development and spread of fires, and effectively control fires. It provides guidance for decision making regarding what can be effectively controlled in-house, and what should be contracted out to relieve the workload burden of the in-house staff. The information offered augments a broad range of expertise common to building or plant engineers, keeping them abreast of the divergent subfields of fire prevention.

Catalog no. 66471, April 2008, 332 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6647-0, $96.95 / £61.99

Catalog no. K11343, October 2010, 251 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2720-8, $125.95 / £80.99

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Occupational Health and Safety Human Factors in the Design and Evaluation of Central Control Room Operations

Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health Edited by

Danuta Koradecka Central Institute for Labor Protection, National Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland

Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book examines how to best protect humans in working environments. The author presents a wide range of methods along with specific criteria for assessing hazard and exposure in the workplace environment; more importantly, she also offers ways to reduce these hazards. Examining the technical, medical, and organizational aspects of work processes, this comprehensive text includes coverage of basic risk factors, law-based protection of labor, shaping conditions of occupational safety and ergonomics, and psychophysical capabilities of humans in the working environment.

Catalog no. K10349, May 2010, 662 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0684-5, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

Neville A. Stanton, Paul Salmon, Daniel Jenkins, and Guy Walker “... a fantastic book that shows what it takes to ensure support staff work and operate together, in a formal and efficient manner. The book integrates the topics of human factors and ergonomics to create an incredibly valuable tome.” —Ben Rothke, writing on

An invaluable resource, this book discusses the human factors that affect control operations and their implications for staff. SCADA assessment, alarms, environment, human error potential, and safety culture are each assessed against contemporary human factors and ergonomics guidelines and includes the relevant BS, EN, and ISO standards.

Catalog no. K10495, November 2009, 446 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0991-4, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as an eBook

Safer Complex Industrial Environments A Human Factors Approach Edited by

Handbook of Control Room Design and Ergonomics A Perspective for the Future, Second Edition

Erik Hollnagel MINES ParisTech, France

Edited by industrial safety expert Eric Hollnagel and featuring commentary from leaders in the field, the book examines research on the contemporary human factors approach, looks at documented cases, and considers methods currently in practice. The book introduces theories and methods that can be used to describe human and collective performance in a complex socio-technical environment. Building on this, the text describes how contemporary human factors science can be used to go beyond failure analysis to actively make complex industrial environments safer.

Catalog no. 92480, October 2009, 264 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9248-6, $96.95 / £61.99 Also available as an eBook

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Edited by

Toni Ivergard and Brian Hunt Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Published two decades ago, the first edition of this bestselling handbook became the go-to reference for this field. With more than 20 new chapters and subchapters, this second edition delineates modern approaches that emphasize the role of people in learning for self-development and in shaping their work environments. Taking a holistic view, the authors make a strong argument for integrating the work of the new control centers in the context of society as a whole, including global concerns such as environmental protection, energy conservation, and sustainability.

Catalog no. 64290, October 2008, 384 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6429-2, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as an eBook


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Second Edition of a Bestseller!

Occupational Health and Safety Management

Developing a Safety and Health Program

A Practical Approach, Second Edition

Daniel E. Della-Giustina

Charles D. Reese University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA

The second edition of a bestseller, this book demonstrates how to initiate a comprehensive occupational safety and health initiative, providing practical applications for real-world situations. The volume covers the development of written programs, identification and mitigation of hazards using common safety and health tools, development of a safe workforce through communications, and motivational techniques including behavior-based safety, worker involvement, and stepped-up training. It covers OSHA regulations and compliance including new recordkeeping guidelines, behavior-based safety and workplace security, and violence and environmental issues in the workplace.

Catalog no. 51806, October 2008, 520 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5180-3, $107.95 / £69.99

Second Edition West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA

This second edition of a bestseller examines the elements of a safety and health program and delineates how to incorporate them into any organization’s safety efforts. The author defines safety policy and gives an overview of OSHA and other regulatory agencies. He covers hazard communication safety training and how to write material safety data sheets, how to maintain a good fire loss control program, and procedures for developing an emergency response plan. The second edition includes new regulations and standards and a discussion of how advanced management concepts can improve preventive programs.

Catalog no. K10738, December 2009, 158 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1438-3, $96.95 / £61.99 Also available as an eBook

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Safety, Health, and Environmental Auditing

Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention

A Practical Guide

Steven Di Pilla

A Practical Handbook, Second Edition

Simon W. Pain

ESIS, Inc., Haddon Heights, New Jersey, USA

A practical guide to environmental, safety, and occupational health audits, this book allows organizations and business to avoid expensive external auditors and retain the knowledge and learning in-house. In contrast to the overly academic and uninspiring tone of most auditing books, this text gives accessible userfriendly advice in a step-by-step manner. Building on novel auditing techniques designed to overcome common problems in the audit process, it emphasizes accurate auditing that is representative and repeatable. It allows managers or safety/environmental officers to undertake in-house audits in a competent and reproducible fashion.

A comprehensive reference for prevention, control, and mitigation of slip, trip, and fall accidents, this wellillustrated and carefully researched volume covers standards and best practices relating to facility design, effective management control programs, test methods and standards relating to pedestrian safety, and slip resistance methods. In addition to fall exposure profiles of high-risk occupations, the book contains chapters devoted to healthcare and food service. It provides step-by-step information on slip/fall accident reporting, investigation, and mitigation. It also includes checklists, handouts, case studies, rich online resources, and an extensive bibliography.

Catalog no. K11449, April 2010, 230 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2947-9, $94.95 / £59.99

Catalog no. 82345, July 2009, 480 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8234-0, $107.95 / £69.99

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Occupational Health and Safety Principles of Emergency Management


Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation Strategies

Emergency Planning Guide for Utilities

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Second Edition

Michael J. Fagel, PhD, CEM

Samuel Mullen

Aurora Safety, Illinois, USA

Absecon, New Jersey, USA

The best way to protect the public in a disaster is by implementing an integrated emergency management system that incorporates all potential stakeholders throughout all phases of the event. This volume offers preparedness and mitigation recommendations for advanced emergency planning. Topics discussed include continuity planning, the role of public health officials, developing public-private partnerships, and traditional and social media and their impacts on emergency management. The book reviews specific types of disasters, including terrorism, agroterrorism, pandemics, and active shooter incidents. Additional topics include sheltering, human services, and the special needs of children in disasters.

This book offers new and field-tested approaches to plan development, training, exercising, and emergency program management. Revised and expanded, the new edition of this popular reference places a greater emphasis on the element of strategy development and examines dependencies for effectively responding to emergencies and disasters. All utilities can gain an advantage using this guide. Readers will learn the fundamentals as well as advanced tactical methods to help bring their utility’s emergency program in alignment with current needs. The book will help readers to effectively prepare for damaging events and help improve the level of performance in reducing outage times.

Catalog no. K13259, December 2011, 585 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7120-1, $89.95 / £57.99

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Principles of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) Michael J Fagel, PhD, CEM Aurora Safety, Founder, CEO, Illinois, USA

“… an essential tool that should be in every new emergency manager’s tool belt and on every seasoned emergency manager’s reference shelf.” —Rick C. Mathews, MS, Director of the National Center for Security & Preparedness

This book provides an understanding of how an EOC should operate within the guidance of various federal and national programs. It discusses the processes and systems that must be considered in emergency planning and preparedness efforts. The culmination of decades of experience, the text provides time-tested tips for those developing and revising emergency preparedness plans. It details the requirements for appropriate training and planning, both validated by a welldesigned exercise program.

The Risk Management of Safety and Dependability Edited by

W. Wong The issue of risk should be embedded into the mindset of every engineer and manager to improve safety and dependability. Companies can be held accountable through law when a gross failing in health and safety management has fatal consequences. In this volume, risk management, the organizational structure required, and the main factors needed for its successful execution are explored. It covers legal risk management requirements, risk quantification, and risk reduction methods. It uses case histories of recent disasters to illustrate failures in risk management.

Catalog no. N10174, May 2010, 312 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2992-9, $205.95 / £130.00

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Occupational Health and Safety Security Manager's Guide to Disasters Managing Through Emergencies, Violence, and Other Workplace Threats Anthony D. Manley

Lean Safety Transforming your Safety Culture with Lean Management Robert Hafey

Wantagh, New York, USA

Homer Glen, Illinois, USA

“… covers a great breadth of subject matter ... . Starting with a topic familiar to many readers— loss prevention—he moves on to address planning, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, threats to IT, natural disasters, fires, workplace violence, and the law. … Almost 100 pages of the book are dedicated to the four appendices containing examples of policies and procedures, training topics, homeland security considerations, and a listing of websites. … The book provides a broad overview that could be useful to entry-level professionals … .”

“This much-needed book provides real practical examples of how safety and Lean teams working on their own improvement journeys can come together and drive easier, cleaner, and safer work environments and practices for the employees of any business.”

—Paul D. Barnard, CPR CISM, Security Manager, U.S. Department of Defense, in Security Management, August 2010

Catalog no. K10448, July 2009, 408 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0906-8, $107.95 / £69.99 Also available as an eBook

Environmental and Human Health Risk Management in Developing Countries Edited by

E.N. Laboy-Nieves, M.F.A. Goosen, and E. Emmanuel This book examines the multidisciplinary aspects of the impacts that humans have on the physical environment, the biota, and human health. Focusing on developing and under developing countries, it covers environmental degradation, pollution, occupational health, risk management, epidemiology, and toxicology. It will help scientists, resource managers, administrators, educators, policy makers, and college students to interpret that risk management and the advancement of research in sustainable development is of utmost importance in seeking solutions for the protection of natural and anthropogenic systems, and human health.

Catalog no. K12405, September 2010, 290 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-60162-7, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

—Dan McDonnell, Lean Initiative Manager, General Electric Transportation

Written by a leader in Lean implementation, this book explains how to assess and improve safety programs with Lean tools and techniques. It focuses on cultural change, leadership, improvement methodologies, investigations designed to get at root causes, and the standards and metrics required to maintain and track a fluid approach to safety.

Catalog no. K10844, December 2009, 186 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-1642-4, $41.95 / £27.99

Lean Sustainability Creating Safe, Enduring, and Profitable Operations Dennis Averill Unilever, Bel Air, Maryland, USA

This how-to manual on the proper integration of safety and environmental sustainability with Lean implementations provides a proven recipe for achieving safety and sustainability excellence. It is the result of the author’s two decades of experience implementing Lean; Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE); and sustainability processes in the chemical, food, and consumer products industries. The book unveils valuable lessons learned and little-known tips for eliminating waste and increasing process efficiency—while reducing safety incidents and impact on the environment. It also describes how to use the SHE Pillar as a gateway to continuous improvement, regardless of the improvement methodology you use.

Catalog no. K12680, June 2011, 222 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-5716-8, $39.95 / £25.99

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Occupational Health and Safety Radiation Threats and Your Safety

Laser Safety

A Guide to Preparation and Response for Professionals and Community

Tools and Training Edited by

Ken Barat Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, California, USA

Armin Ansari Health Physicist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

“The author … has skillfully assembled a body of knowledge on preparedness and response to accidental and intentional radiological and nuclear incidents targeted at concerned citizens and early responders. … a good resource for both perspective and plain-language explanations of sometimes complex subjects.” — George J. Vargo, Health Physics, June 2011

This book informs us about what we need to know ahead of time and the best ways to respond to a nuclear or radiological incident either as an emergency responder or community/family member. It details protocols for both accidental and intentional emergencies such as nuclear explosions and dirty bombs.

This book discusses a number of laser safety techniques that can be used in a variety of settings, from universities to mega power facilities. Providing straightforward documentation of laser safety standards, the author examines a range of laser use applications such as microscopes, Petawatt installations, and nanotechnology settings. Filled with diagrams and photographs, the book includes examples of laser injuries and describes how they can be prevented. It also explores the components of laser work with optics, vibration control on the optical table, selection of the power meter, and user training.

Catalog no. 68547, December 2008, 400 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4200-6854-2, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. C8361, October 2009, 344 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8361-3, $75.95 / £47.99 Also available as an eBook

Radiation Injury Prevention and Mitigation in Humans Kedar N. Prasad, Ph.D. Premier Micronutrient Corporation, Antioxidant Research Institute, Novato, California, USA

Human Reliability Assessment Theory and Practice Anthony J. Spurgin Independent Consultant, San Diego, California, USA

Radiation Injury Prevention and Mitigation in Humans identifies and examines physical protection strategies as well as non-toxic, cost-effective biological protection strategies. This includes agents that— when administered orally before and/or after irradiation exposures—could be effective in preventing and mitigating acute radiation damage. The book discusses implementing physical and biological protection strategies particularly for first responders, radiation workers, astronauts, and civilians who might be exposed to higher doses of radiation in the course of their activities.

An in-depth exploration of current theories, this book explains how to model, change, and apply new approaches to a number of different high-risk industries. It covers data and data sources, choice of methods, training of individuals, use of simulators for HRA purposes, and the relationship between psychology, human factors, accident analyses, and human reliability. The author explores reactor performance and the demands it makes on operators to ensure plant safety. He also covers the roles of plant management in the decision-making applied to both design and operation.

Catalog no. K13439, March 2012, 302 pp., ISBN: 978-1-4398-7424-0, $89.95 / £57.99

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Occupational Health and Safety

Handbook of Safety and Health for the Service Industry Series Charles D. Reese University of Connecticut (Retired), Storrs, USA

Industrial Safety and Health for People-Oriented Services

Industrial Safety and Health for Administrative Services

Industrial Safety and Health for People-Oriented Services focuses on the safety requirements of the tertiary sector of industry’s education, health, and hospitality services. This is an instruction manual on managing a safe and healthy environment—one free of biological, chemical, and ergonomics hazards—while adhering to OSHA regulations. This must-have guide covers workplace emergency planning, customer and coworker safety, health, security, and violence in the workplace. It is an essential tool for keeping service industry employees protected and should sit in every service manager’s library.

Industrial Safety and Health for Administrative Services constitutes a much-needed source for the identification and prevention of most of the injuries and illnesses occurring in the financial and information sectors. The text thoroughly explains the issues of office health management, major safety and electrical hazards, and emergency response to violence. This comprehensive resource also covers office ergonomics in preventing injuries due to overexertion, lifting, slips, and falls. It provides a valuable tool for managers trying to maintain a safe and healthy office environment in the areas of professional, scientific, and technical services.

Catalog no. 53841, October 2008, 480 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5384-5, $87.95 / £55.99 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. 53825, October 2008, 418 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5382-1, $87.95 / £55.99 Also available as an eBook

Industrial Safety and Health for Infrastructure Services Industrial Safety and Health for Infrastructure Services provides an in-depth look into the areas of transportation, utilities, administrative, waste management, and remediation. It covers OSHA regulations in reference to the major safety and health hazards associated within these five fields. The content describes the safety hazards applied to chemical waste, confined spaces, electrical hazards, excavations/trenches, falls, flammable gases, and machine safety (motor vehicle and power tools). It also discusses the occupational illnesses that transpire in the service industry, while placing emphasis on the prevention of these exposures to help ensure a safer workplace.

Catalog no. 53809, October 2008, 560 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5380-7, $87.95 / £55.99 Also available as an eBook

Industrial Safety and Health for Goods and Materials Services Industrial Safety and Health for Goods and Materials Services focuses on the safety requirements of the wholesale and retail trades, including warehousing. This detailed text describes the hazards associated with chemicals, compressed gases, and fire. This resource provides a comprehensive review of applicable safety standards that impact these industries, and addresses how to work with OSHA to comply with its regulations. It is a valuable reference for promoting safety in the workplace, and every manager in these fields would benefit from a copy.

Catalog no. 53787, October 2008, 432 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5378-4, $87.95 / £55.99 Also available as an eBook

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Handbook of Safety and Health for the Service Industry, Four-Volume Set Catalog no. 53779, November 2008, ISBN: 978-1-4200-5377-7, $209.95 / £134.00

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Healthcare Safety Epidemic of Medical Errors and HospitalAcquired Infections Systemic and Social Causes William Charney “… ground-breaking work … Once again, William Charney challenges the status quo and explores an uncharted field for improvements in American health care systems. Using a social science approach, William Charney brings together a broad range of experts on the aspects of medical errors and hospital-acquired infections, including the hospital environment, technology, legal issues, nursing injury rates, and more... .” —Anne Hudson, RN, BSN, Public Health Nurse, Coos County Public Health Dept.

Second Edition of a Bestseller!

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety Second Edition Edited by

Pascale Carayon University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

“The list of topics is extensive without any major deficiencies. This volume should make a substantial contribution to the field.” — Harvey Murff, M.D., M.P.H., Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University

“... very well informed and breaks finally the code of silence that has surrounded medical error and all the injuries it causes to patients in the U.S. and Canada.”

“The key feature is that it is comprehensive. ... onestop shopping for those who would want to find information for human factors related to patient safety and quality. I am not aware of any other sources that come close to this goal.”

—Jocelyn Villeneuve, Senior Ergonomist, Asstsas, Canada

— Yan Xiao, Ph.D., Patient Safety Scientist and Human Factors Engineer, University of Maryland

This book describes the systemic and social causes of medical error and iatrogenic events that have a direct effect on the epidemic of patient injury, but are rarely considered. These systemic causes include factory medicine (for-profit medicine), staffing ratios in clinical and non-clinical departments, shift work, healthcare working conditions, lack of accountability, legal issues that conflict with patient safety issues, bullying and hierarchical relationships, training of healthcare workers that never rises to the level of risk, and injury to healthcare workers.

The bestselling first edition took the medical and ergonomics communities by storm with in-depth coverage of human factors and ergonomics research, concepts, theories, models, methods, and interventions and how they can be applied in health care. Instead of focusing on particular human factors and ergonomics issues, this book draws on both areas to provide a compendium of human factors and ergonomics issues relevant to health care and patient safety.

An expert with 30 years of experience as a health and safety officer in healthcare and as an activist for community health and safety issues, William Charney explores the issues surrounding medical errors and examines the science behind possible solutions.

Catalog no. 89293, February 2012, 356 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8929-5, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

Containing 17 new chapters, the second edition takes a practical approach with coverage of methods, interventions, and applications and a greater range of domains such as medication safety, surgery, anesthesia, and infection prevention. New topics include: work schedules, error recovery, telemedicine, workflow analysis, simulation, health information technology development and design, and patient safety management. Reflecting recent developments and advances, the book explores medical technology and telemedicine and puts a special emphasis on the contributions of human factors and ergonomics to the improvement of patient safety and quality of care.

Catalog no. K11489, November 2011, 876 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3033-8, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as an eBook


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Healthcare Safety

Patient Safety A Human Factors Approach Sidney Dekker

Patient Safety An Engineering Approach B.S. Dhillon

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt, Australia

University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

“User-friendly and well-written, this book takes the complex nature of healthcare seriously and pulls no punches. It demonstrates what the human factors approach can and does do, providing excellent examples to tease out the subtleties of this fascinating subject.”

“… an outstanding book ... . Dr. Dhillon is an international authority in the field of reliability, safety, and human factors engineering ... . The highlight of this book is that Dr. Dhillon is applying timetested, proven engineering best practices to the field of patient safety... .”

—The RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal, June 2012

Increased concern for patient safety has put the issue at the top of the agenda of practitioners, hospitals, and even governments. The risks to patients are many and diverse, and the complexity of the healthcare system that delivers them is huge. Yet the discourse is often oversimplified and underdeveloped. Written from a scientific, human factors perspective, Patient Safety: A Human Factors Approach delineates a method that can enlighten and clarify this discourse as well as put us on a better path to correcting the issues. This book defines an approach that looks relentlessly for sources of safety and risk everywhere in the system. The breadth of the human factors approach is itself testimony to the realization that there are no easy answers or silver bullets for resolving the issues in patient safety. • Written with the medical practitioner in mind • Discusses accountability and just culture • Presents information using easy-to-follow bulleted lists A user-friendly introduction to this approach, this book takes the complexity of health care seriously and doesn’t over simplify the problem. It demonstrates what the approach does do, that is offer the substance and guidance to consider the issues in all their nuance and complexity.

Catalog no. K12403, May 2011, 261 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-5225-5, $34.95 / £22.99 Also available as an eBook

—Dr. Subramanyam Rayapati, IBM

This book explains how to handle patient safety-related problems with methods developed in the area of engineering. It introduces the mathematical concepts and fundamental material on safety and human factors needed to understand the concepts presented in subsequent chapters.

Catalog no. K13421, November 2011, 234 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7386-1, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare Edited by

Vincent G. Duffy Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Underlining the utility of research in achieving effective design, Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare discusses how human factors and ergonomics principles can be applied to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care. Topics covered include the design of work environments to improve satisfaction and well-being of patients, healthcare providers, and professionals. The book explores new approaches for improving healthcare devices such as portable ultrasound systems, better work design, and effective communications and systems support. It also examines healthcare informatics for the public and usability for patient users, building on results from usability studies for medical personnel.

Catalog no. K13227, July 2012, 760 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7021-1, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

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Healthcare Safety Second Edition of a Bestseller!

Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems

Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety

Edited by

Second Edition

Yuehwern Yih

Edited by

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

William Charney

Using a system engineering perspective, this handbook offers theoretical foundations, methodologies, and case studies in each main sector of the system. It explores how system engineering methodologies and their applications in designing, evaluating, and optimizing the operations of the healthcare system could improve patient outcomes and cost effectiveness. The book presents an overview of challenges in the healthcare system and the potential impact of system engineering. It describes an integrated framework for the delivery system and the tools and methodologies used for performance assessment and process improvement with examples of Lean concept, evidence-based practice, and risk assessment.

Catalog no. K10187, December 2010, 812 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0333-2, $135.95 / £87.00

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is one of the industries with the highest injury rates. This second edition of William Charney’s seminal work covers exposure paradigms and offers solutions and models of protection. Extensively updated, the new edition includes information on technology to protect healthcare workers, discusses threats in the form of emerging infectious diseases, and covers legislation and regulations. This edition also includes new data on interventions, recent research on occupational health and safety for healthcare workers, and insight into the philosophy of creating a safe hospital culture.

Catalog no. 4785X, July 2009, 1226 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-4785-1, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as an eBook

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Handbook of Human Factors in Medical Device Design Edited by

Matthew Bret Weinger, Michael E. Wiklund, and Daryle J. Gardner-Bonneau “... interesting, well-written, and achieves the goal of raising the reader's awareness of important design issues. ... even a reader with experience in equipment design will most definitely gain new insights into the man-machine interface of medical devices.” —Jonathan A Gaev, Biomedical Engineering Online

Promoting the user-centric design of safe, effective, and usable medical devices, this book offers information on general and specific design guidelines. It covers fundamental topics, general human factors principles as well as the design of specific interface elements, specific types of devices, and devices for particular use environments.

Catalog no. ER562X, December 2010, 844 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8058-5627-9, $135.95 / £87.00

Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare Edited by

Vincent G. Duffy Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

This book discusses how to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care through the application of human factors and ergonomics principles. It provides guidance for those involved with the design and application of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery from both a patient and staff perspective. Its coverage includes the proper design of bed rails, the most efficient design of operating rooms, the development of quality products, and the rating of staff patient interaction. It considers ways to prevent elderly patient falls and ways to make best use of electronic health records.

Catalog no. K11576, June 2010, 900 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3497-8, $83.95 / £53.99 Also available as an eBook

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Healthcare Safety GIS in Hospital and Healthcare Emergency Management Edited by

Ric Skinner, GISP

Medical Error and Patient Safety Human Factors in Medicine George A. Peters and Barbara J. Peters

The Stonybrook Group, LLC, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Peters & Peters, Santa Monica, California, USA

“Skinner and the contributing authors have taken a very complex subject and made it understandable for local users …. a wonderful addition to the emergency preparedness toolbox.”

“... an excellent resource for any health care provider, patient, or attorney representing the patient’s best interest related to health care in America.”

—John J Shaw, DMD, Program Director, Capitol Region Metropolitan Medical Response System

— Janabeth Fleming Taylor, R.N., R.N.C., - ATLA Paralegal of the Year 2002

GIS in Hospital and Healthcare Emergency Management explains how hospitals and healthcare facilities can improve their emergency management and disaster preparedness through the use of GIS. Covering the spatial aspects of planning, preparedness, response, and recovery, it includes a CD with color images, forms, exercises, and other helpful resources.

This book considers the potential for error and the possibility for improvement in every aspect of healthcare. After an introduction to general concepts, it examines vulnerabilities in medical services, including emergency services, healthcare facilities, and infection control. It presents more than 500 remedies that can be applied and tailored to readers’ unique circumstances.

Catalog no. K11128, April 2010, 279 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2129-9, $104.95 / £66.99

Catalog no. 64789, November 2007, 256 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6478-0, $89.95 / £57.99

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The PROACT Root Cause Analysis Approach

Reliability Technology, Human Error, and Quality in Health Care

Robert J. Latino

B.S. Dhillon

Patient Safety

Reliability Center, Inc., Hopewell, Virginia, USA

“... an eye opener for healthcare leadership and a great tool for healthcare professionals in risk, quality, and safety management.” —Anne Flood, RN, MA, Union Memorial Hospital/MedStar Health

Written by a reliability expert, this book provides a perspective on patient care from outside the healthcare industry and culture. Challenging perceptions about Root Cause Analysis (RCA), it provides a new approach that includes tools such as FMEA and OA which help quantify and prioritize events which deserve the attention of true RCA.

Catalog no. 87274, October 2008, 192 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8727-7, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

A compilation of data from a wide variety of sources, this book eliminates the need to pick through journal articles, online databases, and conference proceedings to obtain information. The authors discuss medical device maintenance, human error reporting systems and models for predicting human reliability and error, patient safety, quality methods, and steps for improving quality in healthcare. Highlights include a chapter on mathematical concepts and another chapter containing introductory material on reliability technology, human error, and quality considered essential to understanding materials presented in subsequent chapters. The book contains examples, their solutions, and end-of-chapter problems.

Catalog no. 65580, February 2008, 216 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6558-9, $96.95 / £61.99 Also available as an eBook

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Ergonomic General Safety New!

Coming Soon!

The Rules of Work

Behavioural Adaptation and Road Safety

A Practical Engineering Guide to Ergonomics, Second Edition Dan MacLeod

Theory, Evidence, and Action Edited by

Christina Rudin-Brown and Samantha Jamson

Dan MacLeod LLC, Milford, Pennsylvania, USA

“The book, like its predecessor, provides a very well illustrated and comprehensive set of manual work conditions that are amenable to ergonomics intervention methods. ... This book should be on every practicing ergonomists book shelf.” —Don Chaffin, PhD, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

The experience of the past decade since the publication of the first edition proves just how central ergonomics is for effective production. Revised and updated to reflect new insights from workplace developments, the second edition continues the tradition of providing essential tools for implementing good ergonomics in a way that simultaneously improves productivity and safety.

This book presents an exhaustive compilation of stateof-the-art research and theory into the causes and consequences of behavioural adaptation in road transport/road safety and systems. It brings together earlier and more recent theories on behavioural adaptation, combined with practical advice and methods to minimize the potential impact of behavioral adaptation on the road transport system and road user safety. This text is an essential component of any road safety library, benefiting researchers, practitioners, designers and policy-makers interested in maximizing safety while encouraging innovation and excellence in road transport-related design.

Catalog no. K12663, May 2013, c. 504 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5667-3, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

New in the Second Edition: • Updated examples and additional rules of thumb • "How to" pages covering actions such as how to design a workstation • Coverage of RULA, Strain Index, and TAPDA Part I of the book provides help on how to think and Part II explains how to measure. The non-quantitative materials come first, since creativity in the application of the principles and rules provides greater value. Based on 35 years of practical problem-solving in over 1,500 workplaces, the book provides a down-to-earth and practical guide for solving ergonomics problems. It provides a framework for evaluating tasks using lowtech, non-quantitative methods, along with an overview of the standard measuring systems for those occasions when numbers are needed.

Catalog no. K14336, October 2012, 196 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-9906-9, $59.95 / £39.99 Also available as an eBook

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Cultural Ergonomics Theory, Methods, and Applications Edited by

Tonya Lynette SmithJackson, Kayenda Johnson, and Sharnnia Artis An introduction to cultural ergonomics within a human factors framework, this book is a primer on how to implement the approach. It provides systemic methods to apply what is learned from analyses of culture to the design, development, and evaluation of products and systems. The author includes interdisciplinary coverage of theory, methods, applications, and methodological approaches backed up by concrete examples and case studies to assist with applications. • Provides interdisciplinary coverage of theory, methods, and applications • Focuses on inclusive design, development, and evaluation • Includes case studies to assist with applications

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Ergonomic General Safety Occupational Ergonomics Theory and Applications, Second Edition

Designing for Situation Awareness

Amit Bhattacharya

An Approach to User-Centered Design, Second Edition

University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Mica R. Endsley and Debra G. Jones

James D. McGlothlin

Designing for Situation Awareness: An Approach to User-Centered Design, Second Edition provides a successful, systematic methodology and 50 design principles for engineers and designers seeking to improve the situation awareness of their systems' users based on leading research on a wide range of relevant issues. Completely revised and updated, liberally illustrated with actual design examples, this second edition demonstrates how people acquire and interpret information and examines the factors that undermine this process. Endsley and Jones distill their expertise and translate current research into usable, applicable methods and guidelines.

Edited by

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

“… an excellent reference book for engineers and practitioners in the field of ergonomics. … very useful to people involved in the design and automation of manufacturing systems.” —Arturo Molina, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

This volume supplies a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of ergonomics. It illustrates the application of ergonomic principles in solving actual problems in the workplace, and reviews ergonomic case studies from various industries. It includes helpful ergonomic tables; a work-saving list of vendors of ergonomic tools, software, and video-training materials; and convenient ergonomic check lists.

Catalog no. K11020, March 2012, 1332 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1934-0, $139.95 / £89.00

Catalog no. 63553, December 2011, 396 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4200-6355-4, $69.95 / £44.99 Also available as an eBook

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Safety and Human Error in Engineering Systems

Foundational Principles, Applications, and Technologies

B.S. Dhillon University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

“... very easy to read and understand. ... extremely useful to not only the undergraduate and graduate students of various engineering disciplines but also is very useful to the researchers and practicing safety and human factors professionals.” —Dr. Subramanyam Naidu Rayapati, IBM, Austin, Texas, USA

Written by an expert in various aspects of healthcare, engineering management, design, reliability, safety, and quality, this book provides tools and techniques for improving engineering systems with respect to human error and safety. It begins by explaining the mathematical concepts needed to understand the material presented in subsequent chapters.

Catalog no. K14644, July 2012, 260 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-0692-3, $99.95 / £63.99

Pamela McCauley Bush, Ph.D., CPE University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

A comprehensive introduction to the field of ergonomics, this text includes scientific principles, research, applications, and emerging trends in technology. It contains all the necessary elements for delivery of a quality ergonomics course including a sample course syllabus, PowerPoint slides for instructors and students, homework assignments, class projects, instructor’s manual, suggested lab equipment, proposed lab exercises, and a student laboratory manual. This valuable resource allows readers to understand and improve the environments, equipment, and systems with which humans interact in the workplace, recreational environment, and home.

Catalog no. K10245, December 2011, 356 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0445-2, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

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Ergonomic General Safety New!

Rail Human Factors around the World

Occupational Physiology Edited by

Allan Toomingas, Svend Erik Mathiassen, and Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist A clear and accessible text on work physiology, this book focuses on important issues in the modern working life. Taking up some of today's major public health problems— musculoskeletal disorders and stress—this book explains connections between work, well-being, and health according to up-to-date research in the field. It gives an orientation of useful methods for risk assessments and provides guidelines on arranging a good working life from the perspective of the working individual, the company, and the society as a whole.

Catalog no. K13002, December 2011, 309 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6696-2, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

Impacts on and of People for Successful Rail Operations Edited by

John R Wilson, Ann Mills, Theresa Clarke, Jane Rajan, and Nastaran Dadashi This book, the third on rail human factors, is drawn from papers presented at the Lille 3rd International Conference on Rail Human Factors. The contributions cover the range of human and organisational issues on the railway, from driving to signalling and control to maintenance and engineering work, to passengers and security issues such as trespass, and address improvements in safety, reliability, use of capacity, efficiency and quality. The book represents the best of recent work in rail human factors, and starts to define the framework for the next few years.

Catalog no. K16381, September 2012, 868 pp. Soft Cover ISBN: 978-0-415-64475-4, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as an eBook

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Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Safety Edited by

Tareq Z. Ahram and Waldemar Karwowski University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

Based on recent research, this book discusses physical ergonomics, which is concerned with human anatomical, anthropometric, physiological, and biomechanical characteristics as they relate to physical activity. Topics include working postures, materials handling, repetitive movements, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, workplace layout, safety, and health.

Catalog no. K13240, July 2012, 604 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7038-9, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2012, Blackpool, UK, 16-19 April 2012 Edited by

Martin Anderson Health and Safety Executive, Bootle, UK

Reflecting the name change of the Ergonomics Society to the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors, the peer-reviewed papers in this volume embrace a wide range of issues related to ergonomics. International contributors provide insight into current practice and present new research findings. They cover an array of topics, including defense; hazardous industries; human factors integration; inclusive design; medical; methods and tools; occupational health and safety; slips, trips, and falls; transport; and applications of ergonomics.

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Ergonomic General Safety Auditory Cognition and Human Performance Research and Applications Carryl L. Baldwin George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Broad in scope, this book thoroughly examines the intersection of auditory processing and mental workload requirements, highlighting the information processing demands of auditory signals. The author provides background information before going on to explore methodologies and design issues. She provides extensive coverage of audition in human factors, cognitive aspects of auditory processing related to attention, working memory, speech and decision making, auditory processing changes associated with aging, and the impact of advanced auditory displays. The text draws together work from a vast array of disparate fields to create an interdisciplinary resource on auditory perception.

Catalog no. TF1738, February 2012, 343 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-32594-3, $119.95 / £76.99

Designing for Older Adults Principles and Creative Human Factors Approaches, Second Edition Arthur D. Fisk, Wendy A. Rogers, Neil Charness, Sara J. Czaja, and Joseph Sharit The first edition of this resource broke ground as a primer on designing for older adults. In the second edition, the authors have revised and updated each of the original chapters, rearranged some of them for a more natural flow, added a new section of tutorials, and provided updated recommended readings. The multidisciplinary author team translates a vast array of academic literature into guidelines strongly grounded in science. They discuss the role the field of human factors plays in creating technology that is effective and safe to use.

Catalog no. 80555, March 2009, 232 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8055-1, $75.95 / £47.99 Also available as an eBook

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Human Factors for the Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Mining Equipment Tim John Horberry, Robin Burgess-Limerick, and Lisa J. Steiner

Maintaining Safe Mobility in an Aging Society David W. Eby, Lisa J. Molnar, and Paula S. Kartje University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Written by leading experts from Australia and North America, this book covers the impact of new mining technology on human work performance and safety. Ergonomics experts Tim John Horberry, Robin Burgess-Limerick, and Lisa J. Steiner draw on their personal experience to provide recent research, case studies, and examples, making the book useful, accurate, informative, and easy to read. The authors combine their in-the-trenches experience and academic expertise to present a treatment that balances breadth with depth. The book supplies a much-needed overview of the human element in the journey to optimal equipment design of mining equipment.

A complete resource for those providing services to seniors as well as those responsible for transportation policy, this book addresses the complexities surrounding the growing number of aging drivers and includes practical solutions for sustaining safe transportation for this growing group. It takes a hard look at the skills related to safe driving and how they can be compromised by aging. It also provides a comprehensive description of assessment practices, issues, and tools and explores various means by which aging individuals can maintain safe mobility.

Catalog no. K10121, July 2010, 227 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0231-1, $94.95 / £59.99

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Ergonomic General Safety Advances in Ergonomics Modeling and Usability Evaluation

Reliability, Risk and Safety Back to the Future Edited by

Ben J.M. Ale, Ioannis A. Papazoglou, and Enrico Zio

Edited by

Halimahtun Khalid, Alan Hedge, and Tareq Z. Ahram University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

This volume focuses on advances in the use of ergonomics modeling and in the evaluation of usability. The research described in the book's 70 chapters is an outcome of dedicated research by academics and practitioners from around the world, and across disciplines. The book is organized into five sections: Models and Methods, Vision and Visual Displays, Product Design and User Interfaces, Input Devices and Computer Based Systems, and Individual and Environmental Technology Related Issues. This book is an invaluable reference for evaluating products and environments and designing future ones that are intuitive, safe, and easy to use.

A collection of over 300 contributions, this book covers risk and reliability analysis methods, maintenance optimization, human factors, and risk management. It highlights societal factors influencing the use of reliability and risk assessment methods. It also provides integral demonstrations of the use of risk analysis and safety assessment in many practical applications concerning major technological systems and structures. Invaluable to academics and engineers interested in nuclear engineering, oil and gas engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, information technology, communication, and infrastructure.

Catalog no. K12545, August 2010, 2448 pp. CD-ROM ISBN: 978-0-415-60427-7, $490.00 / £312.00

Catalog no. K11580, June 2010, 658 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3503-6, $83.95 / £53.99 Also available as an eBook

Ergonomics for Children

Fitting the Human

Designing products and places for toddler to teens

Introduction to Ergonomics, Sixth Edition

Edited by

Karl H.E. Kroemer

Rani Lueder

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburgh, Virginia, USA

Humanics ErgoSystems, Inc., Encino, California

Valerie J. Berg Rice

With new figures, graphs, and tables, this latest edition of Fitting the Human provides quick access to the ergonomic information that professionals need when engineering workplaces, machinery, offices, computers, and lighting. Author Karl Kroemer organizes detailed knowledge regarding body size, strength, and mobility, as well as motivation, perceptions, and acquired skills. He also covers various work demands including shift work. Completely updated and revised, this seminal reference maintains the straightforward style of preceding editions as it describes mental and psychosocial ergonomics in detail.

General Ergonomics, University City, Texas, USA

Catalog no. 55399, October 2008, 464 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5539-9, $59.95 / £38.99 Also available as an eBook

“I am so excited to see this book in press. … provides a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the range of factors that should be considered when designing for children.” —Wendy A. Rogers, Georgia Institute of Technology, Past President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

This practical manual about child ergonomics is ideal for people who design for, play with, teach, supervise, and protect children. The authors discuss how to create products and environments for toddlers to teenagers that match their capabilities, stimulate their development, promote learning, and keep them healthy and safe.

Catalog no. TF1640, July 2007, 984 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-30474-0, $115.95 / £73.99 Also available as an eBook


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Ergonomic General Safety

Introduction to Ergonomics Third Edition R.S. Bridger Hants, UK

“… a well-known textbook of basic ergonomics now in its third edition. ...This new edition has sought to enhance practicability by including an 'ergonomics workshop' in each chapter which gives worked examples and identifies tools or 'instruments' to do specific ergonomic jobs … Rating, four stars (Buy, read, and keep).” —Andy Slovak, Occupational Medicine, February 2011

A comprehensive introduction to the field, this book contains more than 20 worked examples and an Instructor’s Manual with solutions to more than 200 problems. It provides a general introduction to the field and study sections that delve deeper into special topics.

Catalog no. 7306, August 2008, 808 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-7306-0, $75.95 / £47.99

Human Factors Issues in Handgun Safety and Forensics Hal W. Hendrick, Paul Paradis, and Richard J. Hornick Packed with case examples, this book provides an overview of the human factors that may play a role in unintentional shooting incidents. It details the components and mechanics of handguns and ammunition to reveal safety problems in current designs. The authors stress the importance of safety training, evaluate various safety training programs, and make suggestions for improvement. The book concludes by applying the previous topics to forensic and investigative settings and providing advice for expert witnesses. It comes with an accompanying DVD with hundreds of color photos.

Catalog no. ER574X, November 2007, 248 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8058-5742-9, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

Writing and Designing Manuals and Warnings

Biomechanics in Ergonomics

4th Edition

Edited by

Patricia A. Robinson

Shrawan Kumar

Coranado Consulting Services, Wisconsin, USA

University of North Texas, Fort Worth, USA

Drawn from the collective experience of hundreds of technical writers, graphic artists, and product safety engineers, this book covers every aspect of developing product manuals and safety warnings. Filled with examples that show how good manuals and effective warnings can add value to your company’s products and build repeat business, while at the same time reducing liability exposure, the text demonstrates how to create manuals that give products a competitive edge and improve customer satisfaction. Grounded in research, this down-to-earth book is a survival guide for writers dealing with short deadlines and tight budgets.

Two of the most important goals of ergonomics are the comfort, and the health and safety of the working population. Written by leaders in the field, this second edition of Biomechanics in Ergonomics presents updated and new material regarding the biomechanics of tissues and organs in the workplace. This text establishes a foundation for the understanding of gross biomechanical loads on the human system at the tissue level. It describes biomechanical risk factors and supplies exposure assessment tools and techniques. Comprehensive in scope, the book is suitable for use by ergonomic engineers and physical therapists, and as a textbook for ergonomics courses.

Catalog no. 69845, June 2009, 352 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6984-6, $96.95 / £61.99

Catalog no. 7908, December 2007, 744 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-7908-6, $115.95 / £73.99

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Ergonomic-Transportation Safety Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology

Transportation Systems Reliability and Safety

Edited by

B.S. Dhillon

Donald L. Fisher, Matthew Rizzo, Jeffrey K. Caird, and John D. Lee Effective use of driving simulators requires considerable technical and methodological skill along with considerable background knowledge. Acquiring the requisite knowledge and skills can be time consuming, yet there has been no single comprehensive source of information on the driving simulation research being conducted around the world. Filling this need, Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology brings together discussions of technical issues in driving simulation with broad areas in which driving simulation is now playing a role. It explores technical considerations, methodological issues, special and impaired populations, evaluation of in-vehicle and nomadic devices, and infrastructure evaluations. It examines hardware and software selection, visual database and scenario development, independent subject variables and dependent vehicle, environmental, and psychological variables, statistical and biostatistical analysis, different types of drivers, existing and future key-in vehicle devises, and validation of research. A compilation of the research from more than 100 leading thinkers and practitioners, the book covers basic and advanced technical topics and provides a comprehensive review of the issues related to driving simulation. It describes hundreds of different simulation scenarios, provides color photographs of those scenarios, and makes available select videos of the scenarios on an accompanying website, all of which should prove essential for seasoned researchers and for individuals new to driving simulation.

Catalog no. 61003, April 2011, 751 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6100-0, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Integrating coverage of transportation reliability and safety topics and concepts into a single volume, this book eliminates the need to consult a number of different resources to obtain important information. It begins with mathematical concepts and safety basics considered useful to understanding the contents of subsequent chapters. The author then covers the significance of human error in rail and transportation systems and provides material on methods used to perform reliability and safety analyses. Problems are included to test reader comprehension and examples with solutions are provided.

Catalog no. K12078, February 2011, 236 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4640-7, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

Lighting for Driving Roads, Vehicles, Signs, and Signals Peter R. Boyce Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA

This book conveys the crucial role lighting plays in road safety and examines how it could be used more effectively. Authored by a lighting and visibility expert, it explains the thinking and scientific reasoning behind various forms of lighting—analyzing their contribution to the driver’s understanding of real and potential road hazards. Filled with useful information, this resource addresses a wide range of safety factors encountered in real driving situations, such as weather conditions, complex signage, and driver age. It also deals with the often-ignored consequences of too much light.

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Ergonomic-Transportation Safety Driver Distraction Theory, Effects, and Mitigation Edited by

Fatal Accidents

Michael A. Regan, Kristie Young, and John D. Lee

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A practical resource, this book outlines the underlying theory of distraction, its effects on driving performance and safety, strategies for mitigating its effects, and directions for future research. It also brings together the wide array of literature on the topic into one, all-inclusive volume. The book reviews the full range of distracting activities that occur while driving and recommends ways to manage distraction through enhanced data collection and analysis, driver education and training, driver licensing, legislation and enforcement, vehicle design, road design, company policies, and future research.

Contrary to popular general sentiment that fatal accidents follow no pattern, Fatal Accidents contends that they diminish with time in an ordered fashion. It proposes a model of human behavior in which the reduction in fatal accident rates over time results from a development of skill, such that the population becomes progressively more adept at avoiding mishaps. Such changes are subconsciously and collectively regulated by the population concerned–for example, by drivers in the case of road transport—and are made possible by advances in science and technology. A similar model is applicable to the reduction of general mortality rates to economic growth and population growth.

Catalog no. 7426, October 2008, 672 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-7426-5, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as an eBook

Human Factors of Visual and Cognitive Performance in Driving Edited by

John Lancaster Institute of Welding

Catalog no. WP9483, July 2009, 192 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9483-1, $189.95 / £116.00

Human Factors in the Maritime Domain

Universidad de Granada, Spain

Michelle Rita Grech, Tim John Horberry, and Thomas Koester

Written clearly and concisely and using jargon-free language, this book compresses research from the past few decades into an accessible resource. It focuses on the concrete cognitive processes of driving, specifically, information acquisition and information processing. The text delineates the theory, practice, and application of human factors knowledge and psychology to explain human errors that occur when acquiring information from the road environment. The book discusses highway engineering technologies, signage, VMS, and safety as well as situational awareness, workload, and fatigue.

Bringing together human factors information from many domains, this book integrates a common body of knowledge into one single volume. It provides the background information necessary to acquire a core knowledge base and a much-needed overview of human factors within the maritime domain. The authors draw from diverse backgrounds including working as a maritime surveyor, transport consultant, human factors lecturer, and mechanical engineer. This combination of human factors knowledge, maritime wisdom, and substantial publication experience results in a book that is effective and practical.

Catalog no. 55305, November 2008, 296 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5530-6, $104.95 / £66.99

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Industrial Hygiene New!

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Management of Hazardous Energy

Air Contaminants, Ventilation, and Industrial Hygiene Economics

Deactivation, De-Energization, Isolation, and Lockout Thomas Neil McManus North West Occupational Health Safety, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

“Neil McManus has a well-deserved reputation as a comprehensive writer in topics affecting industrial concepts and practices affecting safety and injury prevention. This book should be part of the library of any management or safety industrial specialist concerned with ensuring their industry is not affected by its poor or ineffective control.” —Edward J. Willwerth, Atlantic Environmental & Marine Services, Inc., Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

Management of Hazardous Energy provides the practical tools needed to assess hazardous energy in equipment, machines, and systems, and covers how to manage hazardous energy through elimination or control in order to ensure worker safety and regulatory compliance. Written in plain English with a minimum of jargon, it provides safety professionals with the knowledge they need to interact with specialists, designers, and engineers to ensure that appropriate and necessary protocols and safety practices and tools are put into place for assessing the dangers and steps taken to eliminate or control exposure to hazardous energy when needed. Approaching the subject from the bottom up, the author starts at the workplace level, to ensure that the right actions happen for the right reasons. He outlines a protocol for describing the flow of energy, including transformation and/or storage; for capturing the logic of decisions about control, including failure analysis and contingency planning; and ultimately for creating procedures that are technically sound and defensible. Creating simple procedures for ensuring worker safety and regulatory compliance, the book offers U.S. and international strategies for hazardous energy management.

Catalog no. K13638, August 2012, 942 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7836-1, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

The Practitioner's Toolbox and Desktop Handbook Roger Lee Wabeke This book provides industrial hygienists with a reference containing the equations, conversions, and formulas they encounter in their day-to-day duties. Containing 725 unique problems and solutions, the book is a study aid to those taking the certification exams (CIH, CSP, CHMM, and DABT). It also includes 154 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. • Provides a thorough discussion of the concepts involved in the field of industrial hygiene • Contains 725 solved problems in industrial hygiene, ventilation, occupational-environmental toxicology, occupational health risk management, and chemical safety engineering • Offers 154 economic persuasion techniques based on actual case studies to assist installation of industrial hygiene control methods • Presents tips on preparing for the board certification exams for CIH, CSP, CHMM, and DABT

Selected Contents: How to Use This Book—Tips on Preparing for the Board Certification Examinations for Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional – Tips in Fire and Explosion Safety, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager – Toxicology, 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.

Catalog no. K16817, April 2013, c. 392 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4665-7790-9, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook


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Industrial Hygiene Microorganisms in Home and Indoor Work Environments Diversity, Health Impacts, Investigation and Control, Second Edition Edited by

Brian Flannigan, Robert A. Samson, and J. David Miller The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently concluded that elimination of moisture and mouldy materials in the home definitively results in improved health. Unfortunately, problems of accurate assessment and precise identification plague the full understanding of the effects of mould on human health. Addressing exposure assessment and identification, Microorganisms in Home and Indoor Work Environments: Diversity, Health Impacts, Investigation, and Control, Second Edition discusses the methodology for conducting investigations on indoor environments, including details on key fungi and actinobacteria, and reflects advances in predicting their occurrence in buildings in various parts of the world. Beginning with a review of types of microorganisms in outdoor and indoor air, their growth and control in home and work environments, and their role in respiratory disease, this second edition presents new studies on pollen and its allergenic effects, the mechanistic basis for the effects of toxins and inflammatory agents on lung biology, and the use of molecular methods for determining microbial contaminants. On the practical side, this edition examines remediation, control, and quality assurance; occupational exposures in a wide range of environments; and infectious fungi and bacterial endotoxins in the built environment. Bringing together the state of the science in this health-critical field, this accurate and timely book offers researchers, public health officials, and industrial hygienists crucial information on specific microorganisms in the built environment, along with current measurement and assessment solutions to clean up indoor air and keep residents and workers healthy in the future.

Catalog no. 93347, April 2011, 539 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9334-6, $149.95 / ÂŁ95.00 Also available as an eBook

Indoor Air Quality The Latest Sampling and Analytical Methods, Second Edition Kathleen Hess-Kosa OMEGA Southwest Environmental Consulting, Canyon Lake, Texas, USA

The updated edition of this reader-friendly guide covers basic concepts and details various approaches to the identification and assessment of indoor air contaminants that contribute to building-related illness in commercial buildings, institutions, and residences. Included are newly added topics focusing on less common concerns in indoor air quality such as psychological and building comfort factors and approaches to assessing air movement within buildings. Expanded appendices and three new chapters provide the reader with 30 percent new material, including the most recent approaches to indoor air quality as well as more inclusive information to further address quality problems.

Catalog no. K11302, May 2011, 397 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2665-2, $119.95 / ÂŁ76.99 Also available as an eBook

Hospital Airborne Infection Control Wladyslaw Kowalski Among the first to deal with the control of airborne hospital-acquired infections in detail, this book offers practical methods for evaluating aerobiological problems and provides test protocols for air and surface sampling. It provides information on the ways in which airborne infections transmit, and offers engineering methods for designing, installing, operating, and maintaining air disinfection and surface disinfection systems using the latest technologies. It covers a variety of UV systems for decontamination problems, and offers guidance in their use and statistical data on their effectiveness. Treatment technologies covered include ultraviolet, ionization, ozone, plasma systems, and vegetative air cleaning.

Catalog no. K11161, December 2011, 370 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2196-1, $149.95 / ÂŁ95.00 Also available as an eBook

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Industrial Hygiene Asbestos Risk Assessment, Epidemiology, and Health Effects, Second Edition Edited by

Ronald F. Dodson ERI Consulting, Inc., & University of Texas at Tyler, USA

Samuel P. Hammar Diagnostic Specialties Laboratory, Bremerton, Washington, USA

Praise for the Previous Edition “The authors clearly have a very detailed understanding of the relevant laws and provide a comprehensive overview of the links between these and environmental health.” —Progress in Physical Geography, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2004

The first edition of Asbestos: Risk Assessment, Epidemiology, and Health Effects received critical acclaim due to the interdisciplinary nature of its content. Editors Ronald Dodson and Samuel Hammar have carefully kept this popular focus while updating and expanding the topics covered in the first edition with the help of internationally known experts.

Catalog no. K10484, June 2011, 679 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0968-6, $159.95 / £99.00

Building Vulnerability Assessments Industrial Hygiene and Engineering Concepts Edited by

Martha J. Boss and Dennis W. Day URS Corporation, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Chemical, biological, and radioactive (CBR) threats are generally only recognized after a catastrophic event such as terrorism or sabotage occurs. However, many buildings and facilities throughout the world already have these known risk factors. This resource aids building owners and operators in quickly determining appropriate risk management during normal operations and when emergencies occur. It explores ventilation systems, the value of sheltering versus evacuation, design options, decontamination methods, and mechanical systems. It also presents summaries of regulations that are used to determine if chemicals that are present create a risk to off-site locations or constitute a homeland security vulnerability.

Catalog no. 78348, June 2009, 436 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7834-3, $107.95 / £69.99 Also available as an eBook

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Sick Building Syndrome and Related Illness

Environmental Site Assessment Phase I

Prevention and Remediation of Mold Contamination

Fundamentals, Guidelines, and Regulations, Third Edition

Edited by

Kathleen Hess

Walter E. Goldstein

OMEGA Southwest Environmental Consulting, Canyon Lake, Texas, USA

Goldstein Consulting Company, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

This practical reference focuses on the serious contaminants that cause fungal infestations, commonly referred to as mold. It provides information on how to counter problems as they occur and how to prevent infestations with proactive measures. It includes chapters on biology and metrics that explore how to approach measuring infestation and understanding it. It also discusses mold and other contaminant particles, remediation, and repair to provide insight on what to do in the event of a problem. The chapter on epidemiology conveys an understanding of the problem and its magnitude and presents aspects of health challenges.

Extensively updated, this third edition provides a valuable guide to the tools and techniques used to perform Phase 1 site assessment. This book elucidates the systematic processes and methods used by leaders in the industry. It also emphasizes the development of an easy-to-follow investigative strategy for in-house assessment. After reviewing the history of the field, legal issues, and important terms, the book discusses physical setting, historic usage, property and area reconnaissance, building materials, and industrial activities associated with a property. It also gives interviewing tips, lists regulatory agencies, and considers unique situations such as wetlands and historical buildings.

Catalog no. K10091, August 2010, 256 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0144-4, $135.95 / £87.00

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