• Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 1 Occupational Hygiene and Risk Assessment
Chapter 2 Identifying Hazards
Chapter 3 Exposure, Exposure Routes and Exposure Pathways
Chapter 4 The Exposure Context
Chapter 5 Modelling Exposure
Chapter 6 Why Measure?
Chapter 7 How to carry out a survey
Chapter 8 Analysis of Measurement Results
Chapter 9 Introduction to Control
Chapter 10 The importance of good records and how to write a survey report
Chapter 11 Risk Assessment
Chapter 12 Risk Communication
• Part 2 Hazardous substances
Chapter 13 An introduction to hazardous substances
Chapter 14 Dusts, Particles and Fibrous Aerosols
Chapter 15 Gases and Vapours
Chapter 16 Bioaerosols
Chapter 17 Dermal and Inadvertent Ingestion Exposure
Chapter 18 Human Biomonitoring
• Part 3 Physical Agent
Chapter 19 An introduction to physical agents
Chapter 20 Noise
Chapter 21 Vibration
Chapter 22 Heat and Cold
Chapter 23 Lighting
Chapter 24 Ionising Radiation
Chapter 25 Non-Ionising Radiation
• Part 4 Control of hazards
Chapter 26 Assessing the effectiveness of exposure controls
Chapter 27 Assessing local ventilation control systems
Chapter 28 Personal Protective Equipment
• Part 5 The future
Chapter 29 Monitoring for hazards at work in the future
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Monitoring for Health Hazards at Work remains the seminal textbook on measuring and controlling the risk of workplace exposure to physical, chemical, and biological hazards. Designed for students studying occupational hygiene and exposure science, this comprehensive and accessible volume provides step-by-step guidance on identifying hazards and quantifying their risks in various workplace environments. Complete with checklists and practical examples, the authors present clear explanations of all types of hazards that can arise in the workplace, including dust, particles, fibrous aerosols, gases, vapours, and bioaerosols.
The fifth edition features revised material throughout, and remains an essential resource for students and professionals in occupational hygiene, reflecting global standards and recent developments in monitoring equipment, modelling methods, exposure assessment, and legislation on workplace safety.
• Several new or substantially revised chapters cover topics such as human biomonitoring, exposure modelling, hazardous substances, physical agents, evaluating ventilation, PPE, and other control measures
• Updated sections discuss the equipment currently available, the importance of risk communication, assessing dermal and inadvertent ingestion exposures, and more
• Examines common workplace comfort issues such as noise, vibration, heat and cold, and lighting
• Offers practical advice on conducting and presenting risk assessments and reports
• Discusses the future of the development and application of hazard measurement equipment and methods
Monitoring for Health Hazards at Work, is required reading for students and professionals in occupational hygiene, environmental health and safety, occupational health and safety, and exposure science.
• John Cherrie is Emeritus Professor of Human Health, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. He is also a Principal Scientist at the Institute of Occupational Medicine, one of the longest-established independent occupational and environmental health research institutes in the world.?
• Sean Semple is Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, UK. His research in human exposure science focuses on the health effects of indoor air pollution, occupational epidemiology, air quality measurement, and workplace inhalation hazards. ?
• Marie Coggins is a Lecturer at the School of Physics and a member of the Centre for One Health at the Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. She is Academic Director for the NUI, Galway professional accredited BSc Environmental Health and Safety programme. The Exposure Science research group that she leads focuses on human exposure to occupational and environmental pollutants, including indoor air quality in energy efficient buildings.