The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management, 3rd edition. Anna DH, ed., Fairfax, VA: American Industrial Hygiene Association Press, 2011 Sep; :iii
I am pleased that the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has published the Third Edition of The Occupational Environment-Its Evaluation Contro1- and Management, first published by the National Institute for occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 1973. Once again, The Occupational Environment will serve as a primary and comprehensive reference for occupational and environmental health practitioners and students throughout the world. Today, we in the occupational safety and health community; are challenged by having to know about, and respond to, hazards and risks that were largely unanticipated 40 years ago when the Occupational Safety and Health Act was enacted into law. Indeed, 40 years ago, an industrial hygiene practitioner might have had command of the entire body of knowledge in occupational hygiene without reliance on reference texts. Now, that achievement is only for the very few. The scope of risks in the occupational environment has multiplied and even the historical ones have become more complex to control. Now, most of us need to rely on a comprehensive resource like The Occupational Environment. The Third Edition of The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation Control, and Management will assist professionals to address today's critical issues by including updated and new chapters on air contaminants, risk assessment, sampling, occupational exposure limits, biological monitoring, engineered nanoparticles, prevention through design, internationalization of hazard communication, and many other topics of interest. The ultimate achievement of The Occupational Environment will be in making the occupational environment as safe and healthful as it can be for the protection of workers. I would especially like to acknowledge the contributions of the many expert chapter contributors, the editor, and the work of the AIHA, in developing the Third Edition. All of your efforts will help to ensure that the occupational and environmental health practitioners of now and of the future will be able to achieve the highest level of skill to address old and new problems in the occupational environment.
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The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management, 3rd edition