Environmental Health and Hazard Risk Assessment: Principles and Calculations

Environmental Health and Hazard Risk Assessment: Principles and Calculations

by Louis Theodore, R. Ryan Dupont
     
 

Environmental Health and Hazard Risk Assessment: Principles and Calculations explains how to evaluate and apply environmental health and hazard risk assessment calculations in a variety of real-life settings. Using a wealth of examples and case studies, the book helps readers develop both a theoretical understanding and a working knowledge of the

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Environmental Health and Hazard Risk Assessment: Principles and Calculations explains how to evaluate and apply environmental health and hazard risk assessment calculations in a variety of real-life settings. Using a wealth of examples and case studies, the book helps readers develop both a theoretical understanding and a working knowledge of the principles of health, safety, and accident management.

Learn the Fundamentals of Health, Safety, and Accident Management

The book takes a pragmatic approach to risk assessment, identifying problems and outlining solutions. Organized into four parts, the text:

  • Presents an overview of the history of environmental health and hazard problems, legal considerations, and emergency planning and response
  • Tackles the broad subject of health risk assessment, discussing toxicology, exposure, and health risk characterization
  • Examines hazard risk assessment in significant detail—from problem identification, probability, consequence, and characterization of hazards/accidents to the fundamentals of applicable statistics theory
  • Uses case studies to demonstrate the applications and calculations of risk analysis for real systems

Incorporate Health and Safety in Process Design

The book assumes only a basic background in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, making it suitable for students and those new to the field. It is also a valuable reference for practicing engineers, scientists, technicians, technical managers, and others tasked with ensuring that plant and equipment operations meet applicable standards and regulations. A clear and comprehensive resource, this book offers guidance for those who want to reduce or eliminate the environmental health effects and accidents that can result in loss of life, materials, and property.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"… should be part of any public health library. … highly recommended for use by risk/hazard assessors, regulatory officials, industry risk/hazard managers, environmental science/health students, public health practitioners, and readers of HERA. Kudos to the authors for preparing such a useful and fulfilling book."
—Barry L. Johnson, Ph.D., Managing Editor, Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment

"This reader-friendly text is excellently written and unique in the breadth, depth and application of the subject. It is brought to life and made very understandable via the illustrative examples. This would be my first choice when recommending a text to someone interested in discovering what environmental risk is all about."
—John D. McKenna, Ph.D., Principal, ETS, INC, Roanoke, Virginia, USA

"Such a calculation-based book was sorely needed ... a ‘must’ for any technical library."
—Anthony Buonicore, P.E., BCEE, QEP, Principal, Buonicore Partners, LLC, Connecticut, USA

"This is the definitive book on environmental risk. The book addresses critically needed regulatory issues, the case studies illustrating the magnitude of risk associated with resource management industries such as coal mines, the BP oil disaster, [and] natural disasters. ... The problems and solutions will be very valuable to readers to further understand the concept of health risk and hazardous risk and its management. It has excellent illustrative examples that range from real-world applications to a hypothetical meteorite collision. This will be a very valuable textbook for students as well as a reference book for engineers, scientists and regulatory personnel."
—Kumar Ganesan, Professor and Head, Department of Environmental Engineering, Montana Tech, USA

"This book is easy to read and is loaded with over 200 well-thought-out illustrative examples of risk assessment that complement the theory and provide appropriate practical applications. This is a wonderful book that will serve both students and graduates well."
—Leo Stander, PE, BCEE, Cary, North Carolina, USA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439868874
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/18/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
636
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

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