This publication was designed to serve as a tool to those seeking an education in industrial hygiene engineering. The design allows it to be used as a one, two or three week short course, or a one or two semester academic course at either the graduate or undergraduate level. The opening section deals with industrial hygiene engineering and control with specific subject matter on recognizing health hazards, measuring these hazards, general control methods, and legal aspects of occupational safety and health. Industrial ventilation is included and covers the characteristics of air, properties of airborne contaminants, air movement, dilution, local exhaust, makeup air, exhaust hoods, air cleaning, air moving devices, and design engineering. The section on thermal stress discusses heat exchange and its effects on humans, thermal measurement, stress indices, and thermal control. Problems of sound are discussed in relation to the physics of sound, the ear and the effects of sound, vibration, and noise control. There are sections on light illumination and nonionizing and ionizing radiation. Ergonomics is taught with emphasis on the worker as the physical component, the worker as the controlling component, and the design of the job or workplace. Other topics covered include control of water quality in an industrial setting, solid waste control, storing and handling of hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, and cost factors.
Public Health Service, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, 919 pages, 97 references