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Hazardous Chemicals Handbook

"Every health and safety practitioner should have a copy of this handbook as it is not simply of value to those working in the chemical and related industries, it is also of value to those studying for advanced health and safety qualifications."Safety & Health PractitionerThe authors' aim with this handbook, is to provide a rapid ready-reference to help in the often complex task of handling, using and disposing of chemicals safely and with minimum risk to people's health or damage to facilities or to the environment. The book provides look-up data, and concise, clear explanations of general chemical principles, physiochemical and reactive properties, toxicities and exposure limits, flammability characteristics, monitoring techniques, personal protection and other parameters and requirements relating to compliance with designated safe practice, control of risks to people's health and limitation of environmental impact.

Hardbound, 640 Pages

Published: March 2002

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-4888-2

Reviews

  • "With 70,000 chemicals in use daily and 500-1000 chemicals added yearly, data on their safe handling and use are critical. This book provides much of that information. [...] One is impressed by the amount of information and advice provided by the authors. In my opinion, it is an excellent book." —Gary F. Bennett in JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (2003) "The goal of this handbook... is to provide a source of rapid information to help in the safe use and disposal of chemicals." —JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS "Every health and safety practitioner should have a copy of this handbook as it is not simply of value to those working in the chemical and related industries, it is also of value to those studying for advanced health and safety qualifications." —SAFETY & HEALTH PRACTITIONER The book is a useful text and will be a valuable addition to the bookshelves of chemists, engineers, occupational and environmental health practitioners, waste handlers, safety officers and representatives, health care professionals, and students. - ENERGY SOURCES, VOL 26, 2004

Contents

  • Introduction; Terminology; Principles of Chemistry; Physicochemistry; Toxic Chemicals; Flammable Chemicals; Reactive Chemicals; Cryogens and other liquefied gases; Compressed gases; Monitoring Techniques; Radioactive Chemicals; Safety by design; Operating Procedures; Marketing; Transport of Chemicals; Chemicals and the Environment; Monitoring and Protection; Conversion Tables; Bibliography; Index

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