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Although information may not be as current as that
obtained on-line, authoritative texts represent a convenient first, and often
definitive, source of information. A few of the more significant ones are:
The above represent only a small listing of the many textbooks available.
OHS groups periodically provide listings of "Core" OHS libraries.
One example is that prepared through a peer-review process by the American
College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene. 5th Ed. Plog, Barbara and Patricia Quinlain. Chicago, IL:
National Safety Council, 2001.
- Hathaway, Gloria J., Nick H. Proctor, and James P. Hughes. Proctor and Hughes' Chemical Hazards in the Workplace .
4th Ed. New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1996. Provides definitive
information on effects of exposure and on treatment approaches. This is the
classic text on over 500 chemicals that may produce workplace exposure.
- The Occupational Environment Its Evaluation and Control.
2nd Ed. Dinardi, Salvatore. Fairfax, VA: American
Industrial Hygiene Association, 2003.
Occupational Medicine. 3rd Ed. Zenz, Carl, O. Bruce Dickerson, Edward P. Horvath. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Mosby, 1994.
Provides information on occupational
medicine principles and practice as well as on specific hazards and
- Physical and Biological Hazards in the Workplace.
Wald, Peter and Gregg M. Stave. New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold,
2001. Focuses on physical and biological
hazard in the workplace and serves as a companion to Proctor and Hughes'
Chemical Hazards in the Workplace (see next listing). Available on CD-ROM.
- On the Practice of Safety. Manuele, Fred A. 3rd
Ed. New York, NY: Wiley-Interscience, 2003. Discusses basic principles and aspects of safety as an evolving
- Patty's Industrial Hygiene. 5th Ed. New York, NY: John Wiley
and Sons Inc., 2000. Presents principles and practice of
industrial hygiene and hazard evaluation and control. Four volume set.
- Volume 1: Part I, Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
- Volume 1: Part II, Recognition and Evaluation of Chemical Agents
- Volume 2: Part III, Physical Agents
- Volume 2: Part IV, Biohazards
- Volume 3: Part V, Engineering Control and Personal Protection
- Volume 3: Part VI, Law, Regulation, and Management
- Volume 4: Part VII, Specialty Areas and Allied Professions
- Patty's Toxicology. 5th Ed. Bingham, Eula, Cohrssen, Barbara,
and Charles H. Powell. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2001. Provides comprehensive guide to
toxicological data for industrial chemicals. Coverage includes other
industrial toxicology issues. Eight volume set with cumulative index.
CD-ROM version available. Previous editions published with title: Patty's
Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology.
- Recognition of Health Hazards in Industries: A Review of Materials
and Processes. 2nd Edition. Burgess, William A. New York, NY: John Wiley
Inc., 1995. Contains work-site analyses that facilitate recognition of
health problems in design and operation of industrial processes. In
addition to identifying health issues, provides information on control
- Rogers, Bonnie. Occupational Health Nursing--Concepts and Practice.
Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 1994. Provides clinical nursing guidelines
for common occupational health problems. Primary reference for occupational
health nursing principles and practice.
- Vincoll, Jeffrey W. Basic Guide to Accident Investigation and Loss Control.
New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 1994. Provides information on safety
principles, techniques, including preparation of safety system