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

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 (CAS) number, IUPAC name, molecular formula, synonyms and trade names, use and exposure, toxicity and health effects, and carcinogen factors. Also included is information on exposure limits, methods of proper storage, and waste disposal. • Offers a comprehensive, integrated, and accessible tool for the management of several chemical substances • Includes, but is not limited to, industrial solvents, pesticides, metals, air pollutants, toxic gases, pharmaceuticals, Persistent Organic Chemicals (POCs), and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) • Collates information from different published sources and the author’s earlier work on a large number of chemical substances • Discusses the role and importance of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and Global Regulatory Systems

Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide W. David Yates Bodine Services of the Midwest, Decatur, Illinois, USA

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 worker's 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. • Provides a reference tool for the experienced practicing safety professional, as well as a study guide for university students and those preparing for the BCSP Exam • Addresses major topics of the safety and health profession • Includes the latest version of the BCSP examination reference sheets • Offers 150 equations and 150 problems to reinforce understanding

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Introduction. Categorization of Chemical Substances. Elements of Toxicology and Guidelines (or Principles of Toxicity and Safety). List of Chemical Substances. Chemical Substances: Future Perspectives. Glossary. Appendices. Index.

The Safety Profession and Preparing for the ASP/CSP Exam. Regulations. OSHA Record Keeping. Math Review. Particulates and Gases. Toxicology. Industrial Hygiene. Ventilation. Noise. Illumination. Biological Hazards. Thermal Stressors. Personal Protective Equipment. Statistics for the Safety Professional. Fire Protection and Prevention. Mechanics. Hydrostatics and Hydraulics. Electrical Safety. Engineering Economy. Training. Accident Investigations. Worker's Compensation.

Catalog no. K11089, January 2011, 531 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2060-5, $149.95 / £95.00

Catalog no. K11570, January 2011, 580 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3485-5, $99.95 / £63.99

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Loss Control Auditing A Guide for Conducting Fire, Safety, and Security Audits E. Scott Dunlap Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, 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. It begins with a presentation of the fundamentals of acoustics and structural acoustics, then moves on to provide basic analyses of beams, plates and built-up shell structures, and cylindrical shells and built up variable media. It closes with analysis and applications of random loading. 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. • Explains general guidelines for the audit process • Includes general strategies for audit program development and execution • Covers workplace safety auditing, security auditing, and life safety and fire service auditing • Illustrates audit scoring methodologies • Presents sample audit formats

Selected Contents: The Audit Process. Creating an Audit Protocol. Creating an Audit Program. Workplace Safety Auditing. Security Auditing. Life Safety and Fire Service Auditing. Audit Scoring. Catalog no. K11419, April 2011, c. 255 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4398-2886-1 $49.95 / £31.99

Loss Prevention and Safety Control Terms and Definitions Dennis P. Nolan Saudi Aramaco, 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 is an encyclopedic A-Z listing of terminology. 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, January 2011, 324 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3363-6, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

Concise Guide to Workplace Safety and Health What You Need to Know, When You Need It Gary Chambers 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, record-keeping, 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 Also available as an eBook

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Labor and Employment Issues for the Safety Professional

Principles of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC)

Thomas D. Schneid

Michael J. Fagel

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, USA

Aurora Safety, Founder, CEO, 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.

The culmination of many years of experience, this book discusses the process and systems that should be considered in emergency planning and preparedness efforts, providing critical insight helpful to those developing or revising emergency preparedness plans. The author details the needs for appropriate training and planning. He stresses the importance of consistency with the various national preparedness initiatives, includes definitions of terms, and examines language representative of the evolution of emergency planning. The book also discusses the development of an exercise program so that participants can simulate actual emergency preparedness scenarios.

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Catalog no. K11065, June 2011, c. 252 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2020-9, $89.95 / £57.99

Fire Protection for Commercial Facilities Mark Bromann

Catalog no. K11747, January 2011, 430 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3851-8, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

Environmental and Human Health Risk Management in Developing Countries Edited by

Rally Fire Protection Services, Illinois, USA

E.N. Laboy-Nieves, M.F.A. Goosen, and E. Emmanuel

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.

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 for all parties involved in seeking solutions for the protection of natural and anthropogenic systems, and human health.

Catalog no. K11343, January 2011, 251 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2720-8, $119.95 / £76.99

Catalog no. K12405, January 2011, 290 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-60162-7, $99.95 / £63.99

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Occupational Health and Safety The Risk Management of Safety and Dependability A Guide for Directors, Managers, and Engineers 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 what risks must be managed as a legal requirement, how risk is quantified, and what methods can be used to reduce risk. It uses case histories of recent disasters to illustrate failures in risk management. Catalog no. N10174, 2010, 312 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2992-9, $205.95 / £130.00 Also available as an eBook

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

Stale Einarsen, Helge Hoel, Dieter Zapf, and Cary 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 researchbased resource on key aspects of workplace bullying and its remediation. Catalog no. K10270, January 2011, 512 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4398-0489-6 $79.95 / £49.99 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 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 up-to-date 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. Catalog no. K10121, January 2011, 227 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0231-1, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

Process Plants A Handbook for Inherently Safer Design, Second Edition Trevor A. Kletz Paul Amyotte Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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, 2010, 384 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0455-1, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook


Occupational Health and Safety Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health Edited by

Developing a Safety and Health Program

Danuta Koradecka

Second Edition

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

Daniel E. Della-Giustina

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 provides coverage of basic risk factors, law-based protection of labor, shaping conditions of occupational safety and ergonomics, psychophysical capabilities of humans in the working environment, and much more.

The second edition of a bestseller, this book 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. K10349, 2010, 662 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0684-5, $99.95 / £63.99

Catalog no. K10738, 2010, 158 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1438-3, $92.95 / £58.99

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West Virginia University, USA

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Safety, Health, and Environmental Auditing

Lean Sustainability Creating Safe, Enduring, and Profitable Operations

A Practical Guide

Dennis Averill

Simon W. Pain

Unilever, Bel Air, Maryland, 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 over-academic and uninspiring tone of most auditing books, this text gives accessible user-friendly advice in a step by step manner. Building on novel auditing techniques designed to overcome common problems in the audit process, emphasizes accurate auditing that is representative and repeatable. It allows any competent manager or safety/environmental officer to undertake in-house audits in a competent and reproducible fashion. Catalog no. K11449, 2010, 230 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2947-9, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

A how-to manual on the integration of safety and environmental sustainability with Lean implementations, this reference provides Lean and TPM practitioners with a recipe to effectively achieve safety and sustainability excellence. Supplemented with practical, real-world advice, it presents proven methodology and tools for delivering safety and sustainability. Novel concepts and methodologies discussed include Autonomous Safety, giving employees the knowledge, skills, and motivation to work safely; Triple Zero, the achievement of zero accidents, environmental incidents, and losses; and Green Value Steam Mapping, the application of Value Steam mapping to environmental and sustainability issues. Catalog no. K12680, June 2011, c. 216 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4398-5716-8 $39.95 / £25.99

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Lean Safety Transforming your Safety Culture with Lean Management Robert Hafey Homer Glen, Illinois, USA

Written by a leader in Lean implementation with more than 30 years of experience, this book provides the knowledge necessary to both assess and improve safety programs by using Lean tools and techniques. The text 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. The author takes lessons learned from Lean and applies them to the building of a world-class safety-first organization. Catalog no. K10844, 2010, 186 pp., Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4398-1642-4, $40.95 / £25.99 Also available as an eBook

Human Factors in the Design and Evaluation of Central Control Room Operations Neville A. Stanton, Paul Salmon, Daniel Jenkins, and Guy Walker

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

Toni Ivergard and Brian Hunt 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 sub-chapters, 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, 2009, 384 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6429-2, $133.95 / £85.00 Also available as an eBook

Radiation Threats and Your Safety A Guide to Preparation and Response for Professionals and Community

An invaluable resource, this book discusses the human factors that affect control operations and their implications for staff. It covers competencies for control room work, training and training needs analysis, development and maintenance of procedures, communication processes within and outside the control room, manning of the control room, automation and allocation of function, supervision of staff, and shift patterns. The author also examines control room layout. SCADA assessment, alarms, environment, human error potential, and safety culture are each assessed against contemporary human factors and ergonomics guidelines.

Written by a health physicist from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this book informs us about what we should 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 accidental and intentional emergencies such as nuclear explosions and dirty bombs. It shows how to prepare a family emergency plan, covers medical responses to radiation including radiation drugs, and discusses radiation from microwaves and cellular phones as well as food irradiation.

Catalog no. K10495, 2010, 446 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0991-4, $133.95 / £85.00

Catalog no. C8361, 2010, 344 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8361-3, $71.95 / £45.99

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Occupational Health and Safety Laser Safety Tools and Training Edited by

Ken Barat Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, California, USA

Human Reliability Assessment Theory and Practice Anthony J. Spurgin

Series: Optical Science and Engineering, Vol. 141

Independent Consultant, San Diegeo, California, USA

A stand-alone text or a companion to Laser Safety Management, this book discusses a number of laser safety techniques that can be used in a wide variety of settings, from universities to mega power facilities. Providing simple and 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, how safety limits are determined, and user training.

This book covers Human Reliability Assessment data and data sources, choice of methods, training of individuals, use of simulators, and relationships between psychology, human factors, accident analyses, and human reliability. It covers background, risk concepts, and HRA principles, then examines a range of current HRA models and tools and how to select the appropriate one. These discussions provide HRA specialists and decision makers with the research to either backup their decisions or lead them to change them.

Catalog no. 68547, 2009, 400 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6854-2, $149.95 / £96.00

Security Manager's Guide to Disasters

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Safer Complex Industrial Environments

Catalog no. 68512, 2010, 304 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6851-1, $82.95 / £52.99 Also available as an eBook

A Human Factors Approach

Managing Through Emergencies, Violence, and Other Workplace Threats

Edited by

Anthony D. Manley

Erik Hollnagel

Wantagh, New York, USA

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.

Whether the cause of a disaster is a terrorist or criminal attack, fire emergency, civil or geographic disruption, or major electrical or electronic failure, security professionals must be aware of how such a crisis could affect all they are employed to protect. This volume examines the most significant emergencies that may confront the security, business continuity, or risk manager in the protection of people and property, the prevention of crime, and the avoidance of liability. The book includes ways to prevent or reduce the severity of the incident, suggests how to properly interact with governmental agencies, and provides managers with a system for stabilization, recovery, and restoration.

Catalog no. 92480, 2010, 264 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9248-6, $92.95 / £58.99

Catalog no. K10448, 2010, 408 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0906-8, $102.95 / £65.99

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Occupational Health and Safety Occupational Health and Safety Management A Practical Approach, Second Edition Charles D. Reese University of Connecticut (Retired), 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, the identification and mitigation of hazards using common safety and health tools, the 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, 2009, 520 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5180-3, $102.95 / £66.99 Also available as an eBook

Safe Use of Chemicals A Practical Guide

Corporate Safety Compliance OSHA, Ethics, and the Law Thomas D. Schneid Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, USA

Safety and health professionals face a variety of potential legal and ethical issues. As a result of changing responsibilities and new laws, 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. Catalog no. 66471, 2008, 332 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6647-0, $92.95 / £58.99 Also available as an eBook

Biomechanics in Ergonomics Second Edition

T.S.S. Dikshith

Edited by

Bilekahalli, Bangalore, India

Shrawan Kumar

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, the exposure limits, and methods of proper storage and disposal. Tables and appendices are included where appropriate.

University of North Texas, Fort Worth, USA

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 thoroughly 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. 80512, 2009, 312 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8051-3, $109.95 / £69.99

Catalog no. 7908, 2008, 744 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-7908-6, $109.95 / £69.99

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Buy the Set and Save! Handbook of Safety and Health for the Service Industry Four-Volume Set Charles D. Reese University of Connecticut (Retired), Storrs, USA

Each of the four volumes in the Handbook of Safety and Health for the Service Industry demonstrates how to tackle particular safety and health dangers in sub sectors of the service industry. They cover materials and goods services, infrastructure services, administrative services, and people-oriented services. Closely examining hazard identification, intervention, and prevention, the books provide readers with the practical information and tools necessary to assess and address the specific occupational safety and health issues of their industry sector while adhering to OSHA guidelines and regulations. This all-inclusive set is a sturdy and complete reference for safety managers throughout the industry. Catalog no. 53779, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-4200-5377-7, $195.95 / £125.00 Also available as an eBook

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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 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 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 physical 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, 2009, 480 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5384-5, $82.95 / £52.99 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. 53825, 2009, 418 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5382-1, $82.95 / £52.99 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). Catalog no. 53809, 2009, 560 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5380-7, $82.95 / £52.99 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 in order to comply with its regulations. Catalog no. 53787, 2009, 432 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5378-4, $82.95 / £52.99 Also available as an eBook

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Healthcare Safety Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems

New!

Patient Safety

Edited by

A Human Factors Approach

Yuehwern Yih

Sidney Dekker

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Griffith University, Mt Gravatt, Australia

While system engineering concepts have been broadly applied in the healthcare systems, most improvements have been focused on a specific segment or unit of the delivery system. 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 could improve patient outcomes and cost effectiveness and offers a comprehensive description of the healthcare delivery system from the macro level (hospitals) to the micro level (operating room). Written from a systems engineering perspective, it provides theoretical foundations, methodologies, and case studies in each main sector of healthcare delivery systems for designing, assessing, optimizing, and managing each healthcare outcome.

With coverage ranging from the influence of professional identity in medicine and problematic nature of "human error", to the psychological and social features that characterize healthcare work, to the safety-critical aspects of interfaces and automation, this book spans the width of the human factors field and its importance for patient safety today. The author takes the complexity of healthcare issues seriously and doesn’t oversimplify the problem or only offer simple tools for safety improvement. In addition, the book discusses topics such as accountability, just culture, and secondary victimization in the aftermath of adverse events and takes readers to the leading edge of human factors research: complexity, systems thinking and resilience.

• Provides a systems perspective of healthcare delivery • Describes components in the healthcare delivery system for the macro and micro level • Covers state-of-the-art technologies in healthcare delivery systems • Presents healthcare pricing and payment structure and examines their impact on healthcare delivery systems • Defines processes in laboratories and pharmacies along with their roles in delivery systems

Selected Contents: Healthcare Delivery System Overview. Performance Assessment and Process Improvement Management. System Engineering: Technologies and Methodologies. Design, Planning, Control, and Management of Healthcare Systems. Catalog no. K10187, January 2011, 812 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0333-2, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

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• Presents material written with the medical practitioner audience in mind • Includes the latest Human Factors/Ergonomics research applicable to patient safety • Contains examples and cases on Human Factors and patient safety • Discusses accountability and just culture • Presents information in easy to use bulleted lists and illustrations where possible

Selected Contents: Medical Competence and Patient Safety, The Problem of "Human Error" in Healthcare. Cognitive Factors of Healthcare Work. New Technology, Automation and Patient Safety. Safety Culture and Organizational Risk. Practical Tools for Creating Safety. Accountability and Learning from Failure. New Frontiers in Patient Safety: Complexity and Systems Thinking. Catalog no. K12403, May 2011, 261 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4398-5225-5 $34.95 / £22.99


Healthcare Safety Handbook of Human Factors in Medical Device Design Edited by

Matthew Bret Weinger Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Michael E. Wiklund Wiklund Research & Design, Inc., Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Daryle J. Gardner-Bonneau Principal, Bonneau and Associates, Portage, Michigan, USA

Promoting the user-centric design of safe, effective, and usable medical devices, this book offers up-to-date information on general and specific design guidelines. The book 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. • Describes the environmental issues that need to be considered in the process of designing effective and safe medical devices • Takes a human factors–based approach to designing documentation to promote the safe, reliable, and effective use of medical devices • Gives guidance on principles for developing usability tests as well as advice on how variables are chosen, controlled, measured, and analyzed • Includes a detailed discussion of the differences among device users, ensuring that end-user differences are considered during the device specification, design, and development process • Highlights important human factors considerations in the design of mobile medical devices • Addresses the special issues involved in designing medical devices for use outside institutional settings by caregivers Catalog no. ER562X, January 2011, 844 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8058-5627-9, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety Second Edition Edited by

William Charney Washington Hospital Services, Seattle, USA

Healthcare is one of the industries with the highest injury rates. This volume covers exposure paradigms and offers solutions and models of protection. The new edition includes information on technology to protect healthcare workers, discusses threats in the form of emerging infectious diseases, and covers new legislation. It 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, 2010, 1226 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-4785-1, $154.95 / £99.00 Also available as an eBook

Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare Edited by

Vincent G. Duffy Purdue University, Indiana, USA Series: Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series

Based on recent research, this book discusses how to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care through application of human factors and ergonomics principles. It provides guidance on the design and application of systems and devices for healthcare delivery, from both a patient and staff perspective. It covers everything from the proper design of bed rails to the most efficient design of operating rooms to analysis of staff-patient interaction. It also supplies a way to improve organizational aspects and approaches to modeling, targeting work aspects specific to healthcare settings. Catalog no. K11576, 2010, 900 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3497-8, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

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Healthcare Safety GIS in Hospital and Healthcare Emergency Management

Medical Error and Patient Safety Human Factors in Medicine

Ric Skinner, GISP

George A. Peters and Barbara J. Peters

The Stonybrook Group, LLC, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Peters & Peters, Santa Monica, California, USA

Illustrating a wide range of practical applications, this book explains how hospitals and healthcare facilities can improve their emergency management and disaster preparedness through the use of GIS. The text aims to raise the level of understanding of the role of GIS in emergency management planning among hospital healthcare emergency managers, risk managers, decisionmakers, and regulating and accrediting organizations. The author covers spatial aspects of planning, preparedness, response, and recovery. A CD-ROM with color images, useful forms, exercises, and additional resources is also included.

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

Catalog no. K11128, 2010, 279 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2129-9, $99.95 / £63.99

Catalog no. 64789, 2008, 256 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6478-0, $85.95 / £54.99

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

This volume utilizes abroad perspective to present more than 500 ideas, concepts, and techniques that can be applied and tailored to your unique circumstances. The authors examine vulnerabilities and improvements in medical services, medical devices, human factors, management errors, errors in communication, and mistakes in drug delivery.

The PROACT Root Cause Analysis Approach

Reliability Technology, Human Error, and Quality in Health Care

Robert J. Latino

B.S. Dhillon

Reliability Center, Inc., Hopewell, Virginia, USA

University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Written by a reliability expert, this book provides a perspective on patient care, risk management, and quality management from outside the healthcare industry and culture. Challenging perceptions about Root Cause Analysis (RCA), it provides a new approach that includes tools such as Basic Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Opportunity Analysis (OA) which help quantify and prioritize events which deserve the attention of true RCA. The authors begin by defining the events that require RCA to maximize the effect on the patient.

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.

Patient Safety

Catalog no. 87274, 2009, 192 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8727-7, $97.95 / £61.99 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. 65580, 2008, 216 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6558-9, $92.95 / £58.99 Also available as an eBook

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Ergonomics and 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, Jeff K. Caird, and John D. Lee

University of Ottawa, Canada

A how-to-do-it resource for researchers and professionals, this book brings together discussions of technical issues in driving simulation with broad areas in which driving simulation is now playing a role. Covering basic and advanced topics, the book examines hardware and software selection; visual database and scenario development; independent subject variables; and dependent vehicle, environmental, and psychological variables. It also explores statistical and biostatistical analysis, discusses different types of drivers, reviews existing and future key-in vehicle devices, and describes methods for validation of research. • Defines the role of driving simulators in regional, national, and international safety efforts • Includes results of key driving simulator studies • Contains discussions of the scenarios and dependent variables critical for analysis • Provides research on diver simulation, applications, and policy in engineering, medicine, and psychology • Examines simulator adaptation syndrome, fidelity of the virtual environment, cross-platform comparisons among different simulators, development of standard scenarios for testing and training, and transfer of effects to the real world

Selected Contents: Introduction. The Selection of Simulators: Car, Truck and Bus. Conduct of Simulator Experiments, Evaluations, and Interventions. Applications in Psychology. Applications in Engineering. Applications in Medicine. COnclustions. Appendix: CARRS. Catalog no. 61003, April 2011, c. 751 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6100-0, $129.95 / £82.00

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. • Reviews mathematical concepts and introductory aspects of reliability and safety • Presents methods for performing transportation system reliability and safety analysis • Discusses transportation systems failures, railway-related accidents and incidents, • Includes mathematical models for performing reliability analysis of transportation systems • Covers truck and bus safety issues as well as important aspects of airline and ship safety • Examines human error in rail and road transportation systems and aviation and sea transportation

Selected Contents: Introduction. Reliability and Safety Mathematics. Reliability and Safety Basics. Methods for Performing Transportation System Reliability and Safety Analysis. Transportation System Failures. Transportation System Reliability Modeling. Rail Safety. Truck and Bus Safety. Airline and Ship Safety. Human Error in Rail and Road Transportation Systems. Human Error in Aviation and Sea Transportation Systems. Catalog no. K12078, February 2011, 236 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4640-7, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

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Ergonomics and Transportation Safety

Lighting for Driving Roads, Vehicles, Signs, and Signals Peter R. Boyce

Human Factors of Visual and Cognitive Performance in Driving

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Kent, UK

Candida Castro

An examination of the crucial role lighting plays in road safety, this book explains the scientific reasoning behind different forms of lighting and their contribution to driver understanding of real and potential road hazards. The author discusses how these forms of lighting are likely to evolve in response to the development of new technology and an improved understanding of ergonomics and human factors. He addresses a wide range of complicating factors encountered in real driving situations such as glare, weather, complex signage, and driver age. The book illustrates how the many forms of lighting available can work together to best provide a coherent flow of information to the driver.

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, new technologies, vehicle, signage, VMS, and safety, as well as situational awareness, workload, and fatigue.

Catalog no. 8529, 2009, 371 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-8529-2, $82.95 / £52.99

Universidad de Granada, Spain

Catalog no. 55305, 2009, 296 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5530-6, $97.95 / £61.99 Also available as an eBook

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Driver Distraction Edited by

Human Factors in the Maritime Domain

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

Michelle Rita Grech, Tim John Horberry, and Thomas Koester

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.

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 muchneeded 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. 7426, 2009, 672 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-7426-5, $133.95 / £85.00

Catalog no. 43412, 2008, 216 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-4341-9, $82.95 / £52.99

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Ergonomics and General Safety Advances in Ergonomics Modeling and Usability Evaluation Edited by

Halimahtun Khalid, Alan Hedge, and Tareq Z. Ahram

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

Paula S. Kartje University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, USA

Taking the field of human factors and ergonomics beyond state-of-the art, this volume focuses on advances in the use of ergonomics modeling and on the evaluation of usability, a critical aspect of any human-technology system. 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. It provides an invaluable resource for evaluating products and environments. This volume is one of seven titles in the new Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics series.

A complete resource for those providing services to seniors as well as those responsible for transportation policy, this book addresses the complexities surrounding the booming 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. K11580, 2010, 658 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3503-6, $79.95 / £49.99

Catalog no. 64533, 2009, 248 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6453-7, $82.95 / £52.99

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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

Fitting the Human Introduction to Ergonomics, Sixth Edition Karl H.E. Kroemer VPI & SU, Blacksburgh, Virginia, USA

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.

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.

Catalog no. 80555, 2009, 232 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8055-1, $71.95 / £45.99

Catalog no. 55399, 2009, 464 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5539-9, $57.95 / £29.99

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Ergonomics and General Safety Ergonomics for Children Designing Products and Places for Toddler to Teens Edited by

Rani Lueder and Valerie J. Berg Rice This is a practical manual about child ergonomics written 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. The first resource of its kind, the book provides guidance based on the latest research. Topics include the sensory-motor, physical, cognitive, and psychosocial stages of development and their implications on topics such as handwriting, designing toys, and warnings, as well as creating child-friendly environments at home, school, on playgrounds, and in public buildings. Catalog no. TF1640, 2008, 984 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-30474-0, $109.95 / £69.99

Reliability, Risk and Safety Back to the Future Edited by

Ben J.M. Ale, Ioannis A. Papazoglou, and Enrico Zio A collection of over 300 contributions on reliability, risk and safety issues, including risk and reliability analysis methods, maintenance optimisation, human factors, and risk management. Significant attention is paid to societal factors influencing the use of reliability and risk assessment methods. Integral demonstrations of the use of risk analysis and safety assessment are provided 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. Catalog no. K12545, January 2011, 2448 pp. CD-ROM, ISBN: 978-0-415-60427-7 $470.00 / £299.00 Also available as an eBook

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

A comprehensive introduction to the field, this book can be used to learn about ergonomics in a variety of ways, depending on the goals of the reader. It provides a general introduction to the field and study sections that delve deeper into special topics. The exercises can be used as lecture material, exam questions, or both and the Instructor’s Manual contains advice on lab classes and demonstrations. The author’s approach is based on a professional model in which specialized skills are backed up by general knowledge of the profession. Catalog no. 7306, 2009, 808 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-7306-0, $71.95 / £45.99 Also available as an eBook

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, 2008, 248 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8058-5742-9, $97.95 / £61.99 Also available as an eBook

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Ergonomics and General Safety Writing and Designing Manuals and Warnings

Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention

4th Edition

A Practical Handbook, Second Edition

Patricia A. Robinson

Steven Di Pilla

Coranado Consulting Services, Wisconsin, USA

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

Combining the latest research with the author’s nearly 30 years of experience helping companies improve instructions and warnings, this how-to book discusses nearly every aspect of developing state-of-the-art product manuals and safety warnings. This fourth edition of a bestseller includes coverage of the new ASI standard governing safety information in manuals and the revised ANSI standard governing safety label design. It discusses integrated product safety, technical products, failure-to-warn arguments in product liability cases, and greater reliance on the Internet for information on product safety.

A comprehensive reference for prevention, control, and mitigation of slip, trip, and fall accidents, this well-illustrated 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-bystep 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. 69845, 2009, 352 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6984-6, $92.95 / £58.99 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. 82345, 2010, 480 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8234-0, $102.95 / £65.99 Also available as an eBook

Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2010 Edited by

Martin Anderson Health and Safety Executive, Bootle, UK

Fatal Accidents Edited by

John Lancaster Institute of Welding

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 on ergonomics. 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. Mirroring the 2010 conference, the book includes a memorial to Professor Tom Reilly and a symposium on creating a learning organization.

This 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 to population growth.

Catalog no. K11809, 2010, 630 pp., Soft Cover ISBN: 978-0-415-58446-3, $139.95 / £89.00

Catalog no. WP9483, 2010, 192 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9483-1, $189.95 / £116.00

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

“… very good discussion of emissions, measurement methods, reference resources, and many of the National and International standards that will become increasingly relevant to the Indoor Environmental field”. —Robert W. Miller, CIH, Industrial Hygiene Consultant, Argus Environmental

“… provides strategies for investigation and guidance to set reliable protocols.” —Sean Abbott, Ph.D., Laboratory Director, Natural Link Mold Lab

“I like how honest the writing is, stating the facts of the situations and not jumping to conclusions … we deal with clients who ‘smell something funny’ all the time. They usually think it is mold since the media has scared them into that but your writings show different aspects” —Jessica Bray, Owner/Manager, ServPro of Guadalupe & Gonzales Counties

New!

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 A complete review of airborne microorganisms and the indoor environments in which they can be found, this second edition of a bestseller covers heterotrophic bacteria and fungi, viruses, pollen, and mites. The authors provide a comprehensive review of microorganisms in outdoor and indoor air, their growth, control, and remediation. It highlights the effects of prolonged exposure to them on the health of occupants of buildings. Extensively revised and expanded, this second edition includes three additional chapters and reflects advances made in the decade since its initial publication.

New chapters include:

See What’s New in the Second Edition:

• Includes a new chapter on Pollen in Indoor Environments

• Updated sampling and analytical information

• Includes a new chapter on Molecular Methods of Investigation

• New chapter on Other Indoor Air Quality Pollutants covers tobacco smoke, pesticides, ultra-fine particles, radon, and sulfur-containing gypsum board

• Includes a new chapter on Analysis for Toxins and Inflammatory Compounds

• New chapter on Psychological Factors from Perceived Indoor Air Quality

• Microorganisms in outdoor air

• New Chapter on Assessing Air Movement in Buildings • Expanded appendices for easy access to pertinent support information

Selected Contents:

Updated/extended chapters include:

• Bacteria and other Bioaerosols in Industrial Workplaces • Respiratory Tract Infections caused by Indoor Fungi • Building-related Illness: Epidemiological and Case-related Evidence

Chapters with new contributors include: The Starting Line. Omnipresent Bioaerosols. Chemical Unknowns. Identification of Dusts. Building Systems and Materials. Glossary. Appendices. Catalog no. K11302, May 2011, 397 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2665-2, $119.95 / £76.99

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• Respiratory Tract Infections caused by Indoor Bacteria • Analysis of Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds Catalog no. 93347, April 2011, c. 539 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9334-6, $149.95 / £95.00


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

Sick Building Syndrome and Related Illness

Edited by

Prevention and Remediation of Mold Contamination

Ronald F. Dodson

Edited by

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

Walter E. Goldstein

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

This second edition of a bestseller provides an updated interdisciplinary text on the rapidly evolving information regarding asbestos and human health. It discusses the types of instruments and methods available for evaluation of the content of asbestiform minerals in products, air, water, surface areas, and tissue. It explains the relevance of each of these applications and gives readers the tools to evaluate data in the future. • Includes the definitions of asbestos by different methodologies as well as the potential impact that these forms have on health • Offers several internationally accepted sampling/analytical schemes for evaluation of asbestos content since the first edition was developed • Discusses how asbestos induces diseases in biological systems • Provides expanded coverage of pathological features associated with asbestos induced changes in tissue • Details the rule making process written by officials from the federal agencies

Selected Contents: Asbestos Analysis Methods. Analysis and Relevance of Asbestos Burden in Tissue. The Molecular Pathogenesis of Asbestos-Related Disorders. Asbestos and Carcinoma of the Lung. Asbestos and Mesothelioma. Asbestos and Other Cancers: Pseudomesotheliomatous Lung Carcinoma, Laryngeal Carcinoma, Gastrointestinal Carcinoma, Ovarian Carcinoma, Kidney Cancer, Lymphomas, Systemic Carcinogen. Asbestosis. Asbestos-Induced Pleural Disease. Uncommon Non-Malignant AsbestosInduced Conditions. Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Non-Malignant AsbestosRelated Diseases. Malignant Diseases Attributed to Asbestos Exposure. Core Curriculum for Practicing Physicians Related to Asbestos. Asbestos Regulations and Their Applications. Catalog no. K10484, June 2011, c. 680 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0968-6, $159.95 / £99.00

Goldstein Consulting Company, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

A practical reference, this book 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 infestaion 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. It includes a model for mold growth that can be used to prevent such growth. • Provides a novel mathematical framework in which to understand how mold grows and biosynthesizes secondary products • Includes specific examples important for construction and remediation with case histories and photographs of mold infestation compared to other contaminant infestation • Contains information on ways to measure and detect mold, important for inspection and remediation • Supplies practical suggestions for imaginative new solutions to prevent mold and treat it in a potentially less expensive manner

Selected Contents: Introduction. Epidemiology and Health Effects in moisture-damaged Damp Buildings. Mold Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics. Products of Mold and Other Entities. Mathematical Model of Mold Propagation and Product formation in building materials, inherent transport phenomena, and Applications. Forensic Studies in Moldy-Damp Buildings. Practices in Identifying, Remediating, and "Put Back" When Mold Occurs. Analysis of Microscopic Contaminants in Sick Building Investigations. Analytical Practice in Mold Identification and Solutions, Including Measurements and Sampling. Research and Development, Directions in Construction Practice, and Summary Recommendations. Catalog no. K10091, January 2011, 256 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0144-4, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

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Industrial Hygiene Building Vulnerability Assessments Industrial Hygiene and Engineering Concepts Edited by

Martha Boss and Dennis W. Day 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, 2009, 436 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7834-3, $102.95 / £65.99 Also available as an eBook

Forensic Issues in Alcohol Testing Edited by

Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM Consultant and Cardiac Pathologist & Toxicologist, Berkeley, California, USA

Forensic Issues in Alcohol Testing analyzes the acute and chronic effects of alcohol intoxication and a variety of methods with which to measure alcohol concentration in blood, urine, and breath testing. It considers variations in acute impairment by detailing the disposition and fate of alcohol in the body and factors influencing absorption, distribution, and elimination. Specific chapters address difficulties in measuring and interpreting post-mortem alcohol concentrations, recent advances in biochemical testing, and the efficacy of tests as evaluators of dependence or potential for dependence. Containing more than 40 tables, the information is extensively referenced and supported by a range of studies. Catalog no. 54457, 2008, 154 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5445-3, $89.95 / £56.69 Also available as an eBook

Environmental Site Assessment

Workplace Drug Testing

Phase I: A Basic Guide, Third Edition

Edited by

Kathleen Hess-Kosa

Consultant and Cardiac Pathologist & Toxicologist, Berkeley, California, USA

OMEGA Southwest Environmental Consulting, Canyon Lake, Texas

Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM

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.

Using sample protocols from the transportation and nuclear power industries, Workplace Drug Testing reviews federal regulations for workplace testing programs and demonstrates practical techniques for specimen collection and laboratory testing. It compares workplace testing outside the US, including protocols, attitude surveys, and legislation. Chapters cover analytical approaches for immunoassay and confirmatory testing; scientific information for biological matrices other than urine; procedures for using hair, oral fluid, and sweat; and physiologic considerations when interpreting alternative matrix test results. The book contains numerous tables and figures and expert data, and is supported by extensive references.

Catalog no. 7966, 2008, 312 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-7966-6, $133.95 / £85.00

Catalog no. 54481, 2008, 208 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5448-4, $89.95 / £56.69

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