Industrial Hygiene Engineering

Recognition, Measurement, Evaluation and Control

Edited by

  • John J. Talty, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health


  • John J. Talty, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health

Provides an advanced level of study of industrial hygiene engineering situations with emphasis on the control of exposure to occupational health hazards. Primary attention is given to ventilation, noise and vibration control, heat stress and industrial illumination. Other topics include industrial water quality, solid waste control, handling and storage of hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, and costs of industrial hygiene control.
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Industrial hygienists and safety engineers throughout industry.


Book information

  • Published: December 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1175-5

Table of Contents

Section 1. Introduction to Industrial Hygiene Engineering and Control 1. Recognition of Health Hazards 2. Methods for Measuring and Evaluating Health Hazards 3. Human Systems 4. Industrial Toxicology 5. Physical Hazards 6. General Methods of Control Available to the Industrial Hygiene Engineer 7. Legal Aspects of Occupational Safety and Health ReferencesSection 2. Industrial Ventilation 1. Characteristics of Air 2. Properties of Airborne Contaminants 3. Principles of Air Movement 4. Dilution Ventilation 5. Local Exhaust Ventilation 6. Make-Up Air 7. Design of Exhaust Hoods 8. Principles of Air Cleaning 9. Air-Cleaning Devices 10. Air-Moving Devices 11. Design of Ducts 12. Principles of System Design 13. Ventilation System Design 14. Recirculation of Exhaust Air 15. Correcting for Nonstandard Conditions 16. Thermal Ventilation Effects 17. Testing Procedures in the Plant 18. Environmental Air Pollution ReferencesSection 3. Thermal Stress 1. Heat Exchange and Its Effects on Man 2. Thermal Measurement 3. Thermal Stress Indices 4. Methods for Controlling Thermal Exposures ReferencesSection 4. Sound 1. Physics of Sound 2. Physics of Sound 3. Physics of Sound 4. The Ear and the Effects of Sound 5. Vibration 6. Noise Control ReferencesSection 5. Industrial Illumination 1. Light 2. Light and Seeing/Design of a Lighting System 3. Lighting Design ReferencesSection 6. Radiation 1. Principles of Nonionizing Radiation 2. Control of Nonionizing Radiation 3. Principles of Ionizing Radiation 4. Instrumentation 5. Control of Ionizing Radiation ReferencesSection 7. Ergonomics 1. Introduction to Ergonomics 2. The Worker as the Physical Component 3. The Worker as the Controlling Component 4. Design of the Job 5. Design of the Workplace ReferencesSection 8. Other Topics 1. Control of Industrial Water Quality 2. Control of Solid Waste 3. Purchase, Handling, and Storage of Hazardous Materials 4. Personal Protective Equipment 5. Costs of Industrial Hygiene Control 6. Basic Economic Analysis References