Operating Safely In Hazardous Environments / Edition 2

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Operating Safely in Hazardous Environments: A Review and Refresher, Third Edition is designed to meet the many training/recertification regulations required of employees working in waste operations, permit-required confined spaces, emergency response situations, toxic materials work, and work at heights.

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; and operations in these dangerous environments. 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.

The third edition has been revised to reflect updates in technology, equipment, and regulations. New content includes:
The National Incident Management Systems (NIMS): a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that coordinates both public and private responses to hazard scenarios. The NIMS is required to be adopted by all jurisdictions that support a federal response or receive federal funding or grants.
Basic Life Support Review: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Fungal Remediation Protocols

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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: 9781449609665
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 8/27/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 1,008,447
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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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