Encyclopedia of Environmental Control Technology: Volume 8:

Work Area Hazards


  • Paul Cheremisinoff, The late Paul N. Cheremisinoff, P.E., was a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Professor Cheremisinoff had more than 40 years of experience in research, design, and consulting for a wide range of government and industrial organizations. He was author and co-author of numerous papers and books on energy, resources, and the environment, and was a licensed professional engineer. He was a member of Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

This volume deals with a host of occupational hazards ranging from air quality to toxic chemical spills and medical waste management. Detection and prevention of workplace dangers, safety audits, and personal protective equipment are covered.
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Book information

  • Published: February 1995
  • ISBN: 978-0-87201-304-9


The authors are overwhelmingly well-known in their respective fields and speak with the voice of experience. These volumes are recommended as a library reference. (Environment International)

Table of Contents

Contributors to this Volume


1. Workplace Hazards

2. Perception of Risk: Why the Disparity?

3. Indoor Air Quality Overview

4. Ventilating Indoor Air Pollution Sources

5. Ventilating Indoor Air Pollution as it Pertains to Hospitals

6. Indoor Air Quality Audits

7. OSHA and OSHA Regulations

8. Workplace Emergencies

9. Health and Safety Audits for Industrial Facilities

10. Chemical Hygiene and Safety

11. Personal Sampling for Air Contaminants

12. Detector Tubes and Pumps

13. Personal Protection Equipment

14. Air Pollution in Confined Spaces

15. Noise Measurement

16. Underground Storage Tanks

17. Sampling Airborne Isocyanates

18. Organophosphate Poisoning: A Clinical Perspective

19. Heavy Metal Pollution in the Biosphere; Bioindicators and Biomonitoring of Heavy Metals

20. Air Pollution Problems at Remediation Sites

21. Heat Stress

22. Transportation of Hazardous Materials

23. Radon in Homes-Health Effects, Measurement and Control

24. Industrial Odors-Problems and Control

25. Effects of Acid Deposition on Vegetation

26. Occupational Safety and Health in Thailand

27. Pulmonary Function in Workers Exposed to Diesel Exhaust

28. Biomonitoring of Human Populations Exposed to Pesticides

29. Medical Waste Management

30. Instrumentation for Remote Water Quality Monitoring