Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide

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While journals provide up-to-the minute information and textbooks prepare you for certification, maintaining a library suitable for a comprehensive practice can become quite costly. A collection of information drawn from textbooks, journals, and the author’s 25 years of experience, Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide provides, as the title implies, not just a study guide but a reference that has staying power on your library shelf. A single source for technical information, the book provides:

  • A "quick desk reference" for the experienced, practicing safety professional in comprehensive or specialized practice
  • A useful resource to supplement more in-depth textbooks for students
  • A primary study resource for those individuals preparing to take the Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), and the Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) examination

The book covers topics such as math review, ventilation, noise, gases and particulates, radiation, toxicology, industrial hygiene, biological hazards, thermal stressors, statistics, fire protection and prevention, accident investigation, mechanics, hydrostatics and hydraulics, electrical safety, engineering economy, and workers compensation. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to solve the equations and formulas on the exam and gives examples on how and when to use them.

With roots that extend as far back as 1700 B.C., the safety profession has evolved over the centuries. Passage of legislation has highlighted the need for educated and knowledgeable professionals and changes in science and technology requires them to have a broad range of knowledge in areas such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, and chemistry. This book consolidates practical information and puts it within easy reach, saving you the time and trouble of searching through a myriad of resources to find what you need.

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About the author

W. David Yates was born in Morton, Mississippi, and lived most of his childhood in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. He earned a BS in Health Care Services from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois; an MS in Hazardous Materials Management from Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi; and a PhD in Environmental Science from Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Yates served for 10 years in the United States Navy as a preventive medicine technician. Dr. Yates currently serves in the Army National Guard as a safety and occupational health officer. In his civilian career, Dr. Yates has had his own professional consulting firm, has served as the safety and mission assurance manager for Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, and is currently serving as the corporate safety director for Bodine Services of the Midwest, Decatur, Illinois. He is a certified safety professional (CSP) with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Dr. Yates has extensive knowledge and experience in hazardous material management, safety programs management, indoor air quality, ventilation, noise and sound, and industrial hygiene sampling and analysis. Dr. Yates’ e-mail address is dyates@bodineservices.com. Bodine Services of the Midwest home page is http://www.bodineservices.com.

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Publisher
CRC Press
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Published on
Dec 9, 2010
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Pages
580
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ISBN
9781439834862
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Environmental Science
Technology & Engineering / Chemical & Biochemical
Technology & Engineering / Civil / General
Technology & Engineering / Engineering (General)
Technology & Engineering / Industrial Health & Safety
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