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:
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 agents.
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 discipline.
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 and Sons, 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 measures.
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 applications.
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.
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