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Occupational Hygiene and Risk Management

Occupational Hygiene and Risk Management by Megan Tranter
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The science of occupational hygiene is growing, as is awareness amongst Australian employers of the importance of minimising occupational health and safety risk. Occupational Hygiene and Risk Management offers an innovative approach to learning about the practice and principles of occupational hygiene and managing risk in the workplace. This new edition of this widely used textbook has been extensively updated with new material on legislation and Australian and New Zealand standards. It also includes expanded sections on risk analysis and management. The theory of occupational hygiene is brought to life through case studies, illustrations and practical examples. Occupational hygiene aims to minimise ill-health from exposure to hazardous events by a process of identification, evaluation and control. These three stages form the foundation of this textbook as physical, psychological and emotional health risks are examined across the following topics: Hazard identification Dusts and particulate Metals Chemical contaminants Noise and vibration Heat and cold Radiation and pressure Biological hazards Ergonomics Risk analysis Control Risk management Occupational Hygiene and Risk Management is accompanied by a website with discussion questions, case studies, further readings and teacher resources, creating an invaluable resource for students and professionals. Visit
Allen & Unwin; January 2004
360 pages; ISBN 9781741151725
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Title: Occupational Hygiene and Risk Management
Author: Megan Tranter