Operating Safely In Hazardous Environments / Edition 1

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Operating Safely in Hazardous Environments covers the necessary concepts, details, and technical information critical to teaching and learning how to work safely. This text is ideal for training and educating populations entering a variety of hazardous environments such as hazardous waste operations, permit required confined spaces, emergency response situations, toxic material work, work at heights, and work within other immediately dangerous or hazardous areas. Students will be informed on common characteristics and operations of these environments (e.g. proper use of a respirator, or use of toxic materials monitoring equipment).

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Covers concepts, details, and technical information critical to teaching and learning how to work safely in fields including hazardous waste operations, confined spaces, emergency response situations, toxic materials, and work at heights. Identifies common characteristics that exist across occupational boundaries, with chapters on regulatory agencies, protective planning, personal protective equipment, decontamination, medical monitoring, and bloodborne pathogens. Includes b&w photos. The author works in the private sector. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763714529
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Public and Occupational Safety and Health: A Historical Perspective 1
Chapter 2 Current Regulations, Regulatory Agencies and Professional Associations: Roles and Responsibilities 13
Chapter 3 Recognizing and Identifying Hazardous Environments 31
Chapter 4 Recognizing and Identifying Hazardous Materials 47
Chapter 5 Quantifying Hazardous Environments 69
Chapter 6 Protective Planning 105
Chapter 7 Personal Protective Equipment 133
Chapter 8 Decontamination 159
Chapter 9 Responding To Emergencies 169
Chapter 10 Medical Monitoring and Occupational Health 195
Chapter 11 Personal Safety 213
Appendix A Bloodborne Pathogen Information 233
Appendix B Substance Information: Asbestos and the Asbestos Standard Summary 237
Appendix C Substance Information: Lead and the Lead Standard Summary 241
Index 255
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