Monitoring for Health Hazards at Work

Author: Ashton, Indira


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  • ISBN: 9780632050413
  • Author: Ashton, Indira
  • Publ Date: 1999-11-24
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 328
  • Imprint: BLACKWELL *#
  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 6594

Table of Contents :

List of Illustrations. List of Instruction Sheets. Preface. Acknowledgements. Units and Abbreviations. 1. Dust. 2. Gases and Vapours. 3. Heat. 4. Ventilation. 5. Noise. 6. Light. 7. Radiation. 8. Microbiological Hazards. 9. Surveys. 10. Assessment of Risks to Health. Further Reading. Appendices. Index.


Monitoring for Health Hazards at work is written for safety and health personnel in all work areas. the text is specifically aimed at safety advisors, occupational health staff, occupational hygienist, trade union members and other staff who have an interest in, and a responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of people in their places of work. Students of occupational hygiene, safety and nursing will find this book an invaluable guide. This Third Edition of an established text offers a step-by-step guide to the ust of instruments for sampling of airborne dust, fibres, gases and vapours in the workplace and shows how to measure the indices of heat, noise and light and how to asses the performance of ventilation systems along with information on ionising and non-ionising radiation and microbiological hazards. The text has been extensively revised and updated and is enhances by the addition of a section on risk assessment.


"This book ... cannot be faulted for its comprehensive cover of hazards and their detection. For everyone with an interest and a responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of people at work, medical and nursing officers, personnel and scientific staff, trade unions and workers themselves, it is a MUST." rnal of the Institute of Health Education"Doctors Gill and Ashton must be complimented on the 2nd edition of their excellent book ... a user friendly guide ... essential reading for all concerned with Health and Safety." sh Journal of Medical Science


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