The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management, 2nd edition. DiNardi SR, ed. Fairfax, VA: American Industrial Hygiene Association Press, 2003 Sep; :v
I am pleased that the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has published this new, updated edition of The Industrial Environment - its Evaluation and Control, first published by NIOSH in 1973. Once again, this book will serve as a primary and comprehensive reference for occupational and environmental health students and professionals. From the events of the past few years, we in the occupational safety and health community are challenged by having to respond to threats that were largely unanticipated, even unimaginable, 30 years ago when the first edition of this book appeared. We struggle to eliminate a host of traditional occupational safety and health hazards and to address new, elusive problems in today's changing workplace, while tackling emerging hazards arising from terrorism, emergency response, and outbreaks of new diseases such as SARS, which may pose a job-related health risk in some occupational settings. By the same token, we are better able to meet these challenges thanks to the hard work that industrial hygienists and others have invested since the early 1970s, and the new tools, methodologies, and know-how that have come to us as dividends of that great investment. This new edition entitled The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management will assist industrial hygiene professionals to address today's critical issues by including expanded information on air contaminants, indoor air quality, dermal exposure assessment, ionizing radiation, and laboratory health and safety controls. NIOSH would like to acknowledge the contributions of the many experts and the work of the American Industrial Hygiene Association in developing this new edition. Their efforts will help to ensure emerging occupational and environmental health specialists achieve the highest level of skill and use innovative solutions to address old and new industrial hygiene problems.
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The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management, 2nd edition