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Description - Occupational Hygiene and Risk Management by Megan Tranter

The science of occupational hygiene is growing, as is awareness amongst Australian employers of the importance of minimising occupational health and safety risk.Occupational Hygiene and Risk Management offers an innovative approach to learning about the practice and principles of occupational hygiene and managing risk in the workplace. This new edition of this widely used textbook has been extensively updated with new material on legislation and Australian and New Zealand standards. It also includes expanded sections on risk analysis and management. The theory of occupational hygiene is brought to life through case studies, illustrations and practical examples.Occupational hygiene aims to minimise ill-health from exposure to hazardous events by a process of identification, evaluation and control. These three stages form the foundation of this textbook as physical, psychological and emotional health risks are examined across the following topics:Hazard identificationDusts and particulateMetalsChemical contaminantsNoise and vibrationHeat and coldRadiation and pressureBiological hazardsErgonomicsRisk analysisControlRisk managementOccupational Hygiene and Risk Management is accompanied by a website with discussion questions, case studies, further readings and teacher resources, creating an invaluable resource for students and professionals.Visit

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741143294
ISBN-10: 1741143292
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 176mm x mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Megan Tranter

Megan Tranter has worked as an OHS Professional for the past 10 years in Australia. Most recently she has worked in senior strategic roles in multi-national companies where she specialises in risk management. She has also worked as an occupational hygienist in the mining industry and government and as a lecturer teaching undergraduate and postgraduate occupational health and safety programs in Australia and Hong Kong. She holds a Masters of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Management and Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Health and Safety) and is completing a Doctor of Philosophy.

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