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E-Books: Practical Guide to Industrial Safety

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The Practical Guide to Industrial Safety – Methods for Process Safety Professionals by Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff. This book has been written for process safety professionals. The intent of the volume is to provide supplemental information to assist safety specialists in managing operations in industrial settings. The subject areas covered highlight some of the more important health and safety problems involved in the chemical and allied industries. It is not intended as a handbook, and indeed many safety subjects such as hearing protection, back injuries, and stress fatigue are not covered. Instead, the book concentrates on areas of high-risk personal exposure, with emphasis on inhalation hazards and direct chemical exposure.

Industrial safety deals with the areas of safety engineering and public health that are concerned with the protection of workers’ health, through control of the work environment to reduce or eliminate hazards. Industrial accidents and unsafe working conditions can result in temporary or permanent injury, illness, or even death. They also impact reduced efficiency and loss of productivity. In the United States before 1900 the safety of workers was of little concern to employers. Only with the passage of the Workmen’s Compensation Laws and related labor statutes between 1908 and 1948 did U.S. employers start to pay attention to industrial safety; making the work environment safer was less costly than paying compensation

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A new national policy was established in 1970 when for the first time all industrial workers in businesses affected by interstate commerce were covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Under this act, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) wags given responsibility for conducting research on occupational health and safety standards, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was charged with setting and enforcing appropriate standards in the industry.

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Various external factors, such as chemical, biological, or physical hazards, can cause work-related injury. Poor working posture or improper design of the workplace often results in muscle strains, sprains, fractures, bruises, and back pain (e.g., Repetitive Stress Injury). In recent years engineers have attempted to develop a systems approach (termed safety engineering) to industrial accident prevention. The systems approach examines all work locations to eliminate or control hazards. It also examines operating methods and practices and the training of employees and supervisors.
This first chapter serves as an introduction to the general topics and areas reviewed in various chapters.

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The content of the Practical Guide to Industrial Safety

  • Introduction to Industrial Safety
  • Environmental and Occupational Diseases
  • Regulations, Laws, and Agencies
  • Hazards in the Chemical Process Industries
  • Introduction to International Health and Safety at Work
  • Concepts of Industrial Hygiene
  • Inhalation Hazards in Refineries
  • Cooling Tower Operations
  • Miscellaneous Air Emissions
  • Handbook of Hazardous Chemical Properties
  • Indoor Air Quality Management
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Foot and Hand Protection
  • Eye, Face, and Head Protection
  • Safety and Emergency Preparedness
  • Assessing Hazards on the Job
  • Safety in the Laboratory
  • Safety With Machinery
  • Select OSH Facts

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