Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide

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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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 580 pages
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Baton Rouge, United States
  • 389 equations; 57 Tables, black and white; 51 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1439834865
  • 9781439834862

About W. David Yates

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 Bodine Services of the Midwest home page is
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Table of contents

The Safety Profession and Preparing for the ASP/CSP Examination Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Definitions Professional Safety Experience Requirements Associate Safety Professional Process Certified Safety Professional Process Safety Fundamentals Examination Blueprint Comprehensive Practice Examination Blueprint Preparing for the ASP/CSP Examinations Knowing Your Strengths and Weaknesses Developing an Examination Preparation Plan References and Resources Test Taking Strategy Registering For and Taking the ASP/CSP ExaminationsLocating a Pearson VUE Test Center Purchasing an Examination Authorization Receiving Your Examination Authorization LetterScheduling an Examination Appointment Taking the Examination Late Arrivals and Missed AppointmentsCanceling and Rescheduling Examination Appointments RetestingOther Testing ArrangementsReferenceRegulations and OSHA Record KeepingOccupational Safety and Health Act Horizontal and Vertical StandardsGeneral Duty ClauseEmployer Rights and ResponsibilitiesEmployee Rights and ResponsibilitiesCommunications and Correspondence with OSHAOSHA Inspections and ProcessOSHA CitationsOSHA Citation PenaltiesAppealsPetition for Modification of AbatementNotice of ContestReview ProcedureHazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) Written Hazardous Communication ProgramLabel and Other Forms of WarningMaterial Safety Data SheetsEmployee Information and TrainingBloodborne Pathogen Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) Record KeepingControl of Hazardous Energy Standard (29 CFR 1910.147) Energy Control Program Periodic InspectionTraining and CommunicationConfined Space Entry Standard (29 CFR 1910.146) General RequirementsConfined Space Entry Program Entry PermitsTrainingPersonal Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910.132) Employee-Owned EquipmentHazard Assessment and Equipment Selection Training Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134) Training and Information Fall Protection Standard (29 CFR 1926.500-503) (Subpart M)Duty to Have Fall Protection TrainingRecord KeepingCalculating Total Case Incident Rates (TCIR) Calculating Days Away, Restricted, or Transfer RatesCalculating Severity RatesKey Information to Remember on RegulationsReferencesMath ReviewOrder of OperationsPEMDAS: "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally"Basic Rules of Positive and Negative NumbersUnderstanding ExponentsScientific NotationMultiplication and Division Using Scientific NotationEngineering NotationAbsolute ValuesLogarithmsFormula or Equation TranspositionsFactorialsCommon Geometric EquationsPythagorean EquationBasic Trigonometric FunctionsArcSine, ArcCosine, and ArcTangentQuadratic EquationCalculatorSummaryParticulates and GasesPeriodic Table of the ElementsChemical BondingGas LawsReferenced EquationsCalculating PELs/TLVs for Periods Greater than 8 hKey Information to Remember on Particulates and GasesReferencesToxicologyDefinitionsRoutes of EntryDose-Response RelationshipExposures to Chemical CombinationsStages of CancerTypes of PoisonsAmes TestingCohort Study Case Control StudyCross-Sectional StudyKey Information to Remember on ToxicologyReferences Industrial HygieneAnticipation of HazardsRecognition of HazardsEvaluation of HazardsControl of HazardsDefinitionsAir SamplingReferencesVentilationPurpose for Using VentilationTypes and Selection of VentilationPrinciples of Air MovementContaminant GenerationCalculating Purge RatesSteady State ConcentrationCalculating Rate of Generation for Liquid SolventsCalculating Vapor or Gaseous ConcentrationsCalculating Room Air ChangesLocal Exhaust VentilationCalculating Hood Entry LossesCalculating Air Flow VelocityCalculating Capture Velocity for Plain Opening HoodDuctsFansAir Cleaning DevicesVentilation Measurement EquipmentKey Information to Remember on VentilationReferenceNoise and OSHA's Hearing Conservation ProgramOSHA's Hearing Conservation ProgramNoise-related Definitions Anatomy and Physiology of the EarTypes of Hearing LossOSHA Permissible Noise Exposures Entities of NoiseNoise CalculationsKey Information to Remember on NoiseReferencesBiological HazardsBacterial Diseases Viral DiseasesRickettsial and Chlamydia Diseases Fungal DiseasesBiological SafetyBiosafety LevelsKey Information to Remember on Biological HazardsReferencesFire Protection and PreventionDefinitionsTransfer of HeatFire TetrahedronClassification of FiresPortable Fire ExtinguishersAutomatic Sprinkler Systems Fire HydrantsFire DetectionFire HydrantsFlammable and Combustible LiquidsWorks CitedThermal StressorsHeat Stress Control MethodsPrevention of Heat Stress InjuriesCold StressCold-Related Injuries and IllnessesKey Information to Remember on Thermal Stressors ReferencesPersonal Protective EquipmentHazard Assessment Head Protection (29 CFR 1910.135) Eye and Face Protection (29 CFR 1910.133) Hearing Protection (29 CFR 1910.95) Respiratory Protection (29 CFR 1910.134) PurposeDefinitionsRespiratory Protection ProgramTorso ProtectionArm and Hand Protection (29 CFR 1910.138) Glove Selection ChartFoot and Leg Protection (29 CFR 1910.136)ReferencesStatistics for the Safety ProfessionalDescriptive StatisticsMeanModeMedianVarianceDistributionCalculating Correlation Coefficient Spearman Rank Coef- cient of CorrelationCalculating the t-Test for Comparing MeansChi-Square (Ï 2) StatisticPermutations and CombinationsZ-ScoreCoefficient of Determination and Coef- cient of CorrelationProbability Content from â 00 to Z ReliabilitySystem ReliabilityReferencesElectrical SafetyElectricity BasicsResistorsCapacitorsInductorsElectrical Shock HazardBurns Caused by ElectricityElectrical FiresControlling Electrical HazardsKey Information to Remember on Electrical SafetyReferencesMechanicsEnergyKinetic EnergyPotential EnergyElastic Potential EnergyForceDefining Mass and WeightAmount of ForceFrictional ForceForce and DistanceMomentumWorkNewton's Laws of Motion Calculating Final VelocityCalculating Displacement Key Information to Remember on MechanicsReferenceHydrostatics and HydraulicsWater PropertiesHydrostatic PressureTorricelli's LawHead PressureVelocity HeadVelocity Pressure at Constant Laminar Velocity Flow Rates and Pressure DropsFlow Rates and PressuresCalculating Pressure Loss Due To FrictionBernoulli's PrincipleKey Information to Remember on Hydrostatics and HydraulicsReferencesTrainingPrinciples of Adult LearningSafety Training ProgramDelivery MethodsTraining Needs Analysis Training Program DevelopmentMedia PresentationsKey Information to Remember on TrainingReferencesEngineering Economics Simple InterestCompound Interest Future Value of Money Loan BalanceTime Value of MoneySeries Compound Amount Factor Sinking Fund Factor Capital Recovery FactorSeries Present Worth FactorSummaryReferenceManagement TheoriesManagement TheoriesMcGregor's Theory X and Theory YHerzberg Motivational Theory The Deming CycleManagement by ObjectivesContingency TheorySystems TheoryChaos TheoryManagement StylesKey Information to Remember on Management TheoriesReferencesAccident Causation and Investigation TechniquesDomino TheoryHuman Factors TheoryAccident/Incident TheoryEpidemiological TheorySystems TheoryEnergy Release TheoryBehavior TheoryCombination TheoryModern Causation ModelNear-Miss RelationshipAccident Investigation ProceduresFact FindingInterviews Fault Tree AnalysisMultilinear Events Sequencing Method Report of InvestigationReferencesWorker's CompensationHistory of Worker's Compensation in the United StatesCurrent Worker's Compensation LawsCoverage ExemptionsWorker's Compensation PremiumsKey Information to Remember on Worker's CompensationReferenceErgonomicsDefinitionsNIOSH Lifting Equation Horizontal Component Vertical Component Distance Component Asymmetry Component Frequency Component Coupling Component Lifting Index Job Analysis Worksheet Example Problems Key Information to Remember on Ergonomics ReferencesConstruction SafetyExcavation Electrical Safety in ConstructionScaffolds Fall Protection and Prevention in ConstructionCranes and Derrick Safety (29 CFR 1926.550) Welding, Cutting, and Brazing (29 CFR 1926.350-353) Hand and Power Tool Safety (29 CFR 1910 Subpart P) Housekeeping (29 CFR 1926.25)Key Information to Remember on Construction SafetyReferencesRisk ManagementDefinitions Risk Management Process Key Information to Remember on Risk ManagementReferencesHazardous Materials ManagementHazardous MaterialsHazardous WasteBasic Chemistry Review Defi nitions Related to Matter Periodic Table of the Elements Measurements of ConcentrationsHazardous Materials/Hazardous Waste PropertiesPhysical Hazards Health Hazards Associated with Hazardous MaterialsClassification of Hazardous MaterialsHazardous Waste OperationsReferencesRadiation Safety Ionizing Radiation Particle Radiation Electromagnetic RadiationRadiation Basics Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation Description of Ionizing Radiation Units Types of Radioactive Decay Radioactive Half-LifeRadiation Control Methods Personal Protective EquipmentOSHA Exposure StandardsNonionizing RadiationAppendix A: BCSP Supplied Equations Appendix B: OSHA Regional and Area OfficesAppendix C: Conversions and StandardsIndex
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