Encyclopedia of Environmental Control Technology: Volume 8

1st Edition

Work Area Hazards


  • Print ISBN 9780872013049


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.

Table of Contents

Contributors to this Volume Preface 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 Index


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About the author

Paul Cheremisinoff

Affiliations and Expertise

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.


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)