Guide to key occupational hygiene issues

A new book covering all of the must-know occupational hygiene issues is now
available.

Covering all of the key occupational hygiene topics from a health and safety
perspective, the new book, Health and safety: hazardous agents reveals how the
management of occupational hygiene – combining elements of physics, biology,
chemistry and psychology – confronts organisations with a series of complex
issues. and ways of controlling exposure of people at work to hazardous agents.

Written by Dr Chris Hartley, who teaches occupational health and hygiene at
Aston University, the book focuses on ways of controlling exposure of people at
work to hazardous agents and explains to the reader how, by applying a basic
risk assessment and management framework, exposure to hazardous agents can be
controlled. The publication covers:

– chemical agents

– biological agents

– ionising and non-ionising radiation

– lighting

– thermal effects

– noise

– vibration

– physical misfit

– psychosocial mis-fit.

The book is essential reading for health and safety advisers, managers with
responsibility for health and safety and students taking OSH, occupational
health and hygiene courses, as well as NEBOSH diploma and VQ students.

Chris Hartley is a former NEBOSH chief examiner and was course manager for
Aston’s diploma for HSE inspector trainees. He has 20 years’ experience of a
broad spectrum of low- and high-risk workplaces.

Health and safety: hazardous agents is a 450-page illustrated
casebound book (ISBN 0 9013 5734 0). Copies are available, price £57, from the
IOSH Services orderline, +44 (0)1787 249293.

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