Operating Safely In Hazardous Environments / Edition 1

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Overview

The Second Edition of Operating Safely in Hazardous Environments covers the necessary concepts, details, and technical information that is critical to learning how to work safely in dangerous areas. This text is ideal for training populations entering a variety of hazardous environments, such as:

Waste operations Permit-required confined spaces Emergency response situations Toxic materials work Work at heights

Operating Safely in Hazardous Environments offers general knowledge for safe and healthy operations, regardless of occupation or industry. This program will easily and effortlessly lead you through a review of the knowledge necessary to continue to work in these dangerous areas, including:

Public and workplace hazard detection Identification Mitigation Operations

Providing both review materials and exercises to foster discussion and test your knowledge, this program will provide a thorough annual review and practice of skills associated with operating safely in each type of hazardous environment.

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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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