Current recommended values for the ERPG® and WEEL® series are contained in this handy booklet, along with background information, an extensive glossary and user guidance. In addition to the values provided,you will find ERPG® rationale, WEELs® under review, and more. This quickreference should always be used in conjunction with the documentationprovided in each full set of ERPGs® and WEELs®.
IH professionals will find this new resource beneficial in allocating resources for assessing and managing occupational exposure to chemical, physical, and biological agents. Basic characterization; qualitative and quantitative risk assessment and priority setting; monitoring, interpretation, and decision making; recommendations; reporting, and evaluations are among the topics addressed. New to the 4th edition is material on professional judgment, as well as a value strategy case study.
This book was developed by experts with background, training, and experience in ergonomics, working with information and conditions existing at the time of publication. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA®), as publisher, and the authors have been diligent in ensuring that the material and methods addressed in this book reflect prevailing occupational health and safety and industrial hygiene practices. It is possible, however, that certain procedures discussed will require modification because of changing federal, state, and local regulations, or heretofore unknown developments in research. AIHA® and the authors disclaim any liability, loss, or risk resulting directly or indirectly from the use of the practices and/or theories discussed in this book. Moreover, it is the reader’s responsibility to stay informed of any changing federal, state, or local regulations that might affect the material contained herein, and the policies adopted specifically in the reader’s workplace. Specific mention of manufacturers and products in this book does not represent an endorsement by AIHA®.
For professionals conducting mold assessments in both residential and commercial buildings. The guideline discusses exposure and hazard assessments, determination of requirements to allow for the reoccupancy of a building, and post-remediation verification methodologies and techniques.
This guide covers the general basics of biological monitoring from the perspective of a field industrial hygienist and also constitutes a field manual for the trainee industrial hygienist. It also includes twenty case studies on biological monitoring as well as a 118-slide PowerPoint™ presentation on CD.
This guideline discusses this emerging problem in communities with respect to environmental health and safety issues that can affect a wide range of individuals and organizations. AIHA has developed this guideline in collaboration with the Office of the Fire Marshal, Province of Ontario, Canada to address the ever-increasing health and safety hazards associated with clandestine marijuana grow operations.
This timely guide explores clandestine meth labs and the hazards these labs present to occupants, first responders, property owners, industrial hygienists and all others involved. It also discusses the many challenges these labs present to urban and rural areas nationwide. Industrial hygienists and other health and safety professionals will be fully equipped in recognizing, assessing, and abating the hazards associated with clandestine meth manufacturing and production.
This manual covers the principles, use, limitations, and applications of colorimetric detector (indicator) tube systems. Colorimetric tubes change color and provide quantitative measures of targeted contaminants present after sample gas is drawn through the tube, typically with a hand pump. Color change can manifest itself in the length of a color stain or a change in color intensity. Colorimetric detector tube systems are quite simple, easy to use, and relatively inexpensive, compared with instrumental methods of measuring airborne concentrations of toxic materials. Their simplicity of operation, in fact, could result in misuse by individuals unaware of their limitations. The manual has been organized in a stepwise style, so the user can develop a program for use of colorimetric detector tubes.
This practical application of OSHA regulations for hazardous waste sites is an excellent starting point for understanding and controlling chemical hazards. Major topics include federal regulations in 29 CFR 1910.120; the basics of chemical recognition, evaluation, and protection, and application of the basic principles. Charts, graphs, and photographs make this ideal for HAZWOPER training and in the academic classroom.
This award-winning second edition of AIHA’s Field Guide incorporates the findings and research that reflect prevailing occupational health and safety and industrial hygiene practices. Its nine chapters provide the most current solutions to problems facing professionals working with biological contaminants. This guide serves as a perfect tool for academic and professional reference.
The practical performance of a control-based approach to identifying and controlling hazardous agents in a changing world. Industry experts from academic, government, and non-government organizations developed this guide to promote a broader understanding of key concepts, significant developments, and research needs. A comprehensive reference list and study resources and other helpful aids in conducting control banding analyses are included.
Industrial hygienists and safety professionals will benefit from this guideline that ensures an effective and safe decontamination program. It offers methodologies for decontaminating CPC and equipment, including regulatory compliance, decontamination work plans, waste management, hazard and risk assessments, CPC re-use, quality assurance, and training.
The focus is on the industrial hygienist’s role and integration with other contributors in exposure reconstruction projects. To maintain this focus the guideline presents current good practices in the development of efficient, yet thorough, procedures for any exposure reconstruction project. It addresses alternative approaches, data source considerations, exposure metrics, quality assurance, and appropriate documentation for possible future retrospective exposure data needs. Provided checklists will help ensure the collection of necessary information needed for later exposure assessment work and data analysis.
A good IAQ investigator is calm, observant, thorough, and discerning. They should be skilled in knowing what questions to ask, have knowledge of building systems, and possess a willingness to engage the public promptly and communicate results clearly to all involved parties. This guide discusses the initial investigation, an HVAC overview and inspection, considerations for special indoor environments, risk communication, and report preparation. Eleven appendices are also included, providing the reader with guidelines, checklists, and forms to assist in their investigations.
The ability to rapidly detect chemicals and unsafe conditions related to the composition of workplace atmospheres has been pursued for well over one hundred years. A number of well-known and accepted detection systems have been developed and refined over the years –often applied to the detection of conditions associated with acute hazards, for which time-weighted average sampling may not be protective. In addition, real-time detection instruments and systems are also available to supplement the assessment of exposures related to chronic health effects, for which time-weighted average sampling is highly relevant. Most practicing industrial hygienists and safety professionals are familiar with these exposure assessment tools, but often do not fully appreciate the capabilities and limitations of specific detection technologies. In addition to the time-tested detection tools available to us, new compact and highly capable field analysis systems exist, and improvements continue to be made to reduce the size, complexity, and cost of such systems. The fusion of old and new capabilities is changing the state-of-the-art for exposure assessment, and a firm understanding of the available field detection and exposure measurement tools is critical to the ability of industrial hygienists and allied professionals to properly fill their roles in protecting human health.
Industrial hygienists and environmental health professionals are provided key safety and health planning and execution steps to follow during various disaster response operations. It provides technical information on air monitoring, respiratory protection and personal protective equipment and offers guidelines for an effective response to an all-hazards threat environment.
A concise guideline showcasing the numerous steps required to perform risk assessments to ensure that machines have been safeguarded. Topics include Hazard vs. Risk, Job Analysis vs. Risk Assessment, Acceptable Risk, among others. Also includes a risk assessment evaluation form, as well as an example form.
This updated work presents a systematic and comprehensive approach to exposure models and their advantages. Its 17 chapters discuss general principles of physical and chemical models, dermal exposure models, exposure reconstruction, and more. The models are being used more frequently and creatively as these techniques for worker exposure modeling are improving rapidly. It is a practical tool for any professional concerned with exposure assessment and management..
Meet today’s critical issues and challenges as an occupational health and safety practitioner, educator, or student with the tools, methodologies and knowledge provided in this reference. Its 53 chapters include information on hazard recognition andevaluation, physical agents, the human environment, controlling the occupational environment, program management, and much more.
This manual was developed by experts with background, training, and experience in various aspects of industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety, working with information and conditions existing at the time of publication. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA®), as publisher, and the authors have been diligent in ensuring that the material and methods addressed in this book reflect prevailing industrial hygiene and OHS&E practices. It is possible, however, that certain procedures discussed will require modification because of changing federal, state, local, or international regulations.
Hazard prevention is exposure by providing step-by-step processes and strategies, thus promoting new ideas for a more prevention-oriented industrial hygiene model. The approach of precaution, innovation and change, rather than control paves the way for the elimination of risk and exposure. This book will equip staff to implement this strategy and become committed to its prevention concepts.
This third edition provides the most current and authoritative information on the physical characteristics of radio-frequency and microwave radiation, its interactions with matter, and biological and environmental effects. Current standards and guidelines are discusses, as are instruments and controls. The handy glossary also provides an appendix of problems industrial hygienists and other health professionals may encounter.
This document is intended to provide guidance on recognition, evaluation and control of Legionella colonization and amplifi cation in common building water systems, both with and without any associated disease (legionellosis). This document expands upon information previously presented in the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA®) publication, Field Guide for the Determination of Biological Contaminants in Environmental Samples, 2nd edition.
This HVAC guideline describes the practices and objectives for the management, operation, testing, and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems used to provide acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ). This guideline is useful for industrial hygienists and other safety professionals.
The use of radiation in research, medicine, and industry is highly regulated. Safety professionals working with radiation must possess not only good understanding of science, but also of regulatory requirements. The RSO Survival Handbook provides an introduction to radiation safety including basic radiation science, radiation safety practices and procedures, and federal or state regulations. References and examples of forms to be used for surveys, audits, or for other specific investigations are included. The information provided in this reference will benefit the RSO working in an academic, research, or medical facility.
AAIHA’s most comprehensive toxicology reference, is written by industry experts specifically for the industrial hygienist. Emphasis is on basic principles and case studies that relate to the working environment. This book is recommended for classroom text as well as a professional resource.
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