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ASSE Introduces Eight New College and University Texts

Edited by Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., PE


Environmental Safety and Health RegulationsEnvironmental Safety and Health Regulations

Environmental Safety and Health Regulations presents U.S. EPA and OSHA regulations pertaining to five areas of business and municipal operations impacting our environment: air pollution and control mitigation; water and wastewater; solid waste; hazardous waste; and  hazardous material spills and response. The text provides a comprehensive management-based approach to successfully incorporating environmental compliance in business operations.. Read More


Ergonomics and Human Factors EngineeringErgonomics and Human Factors Engineering

Ergonomics and Human Factors contains key topics designed to prepare students and professionals  alike to recognize, assess, and remediate ergonomic-related problems in the workplace. Chapters address physiological effects of work activities on people, and the interaction between people and their work environment. But what distinguishes this book is that it provides proven, real-world guidance to develop new and improve existing ergonomics and work physiology programs. Read More


Hazard Prevention Through Effective Safety and Health Training Hazard Prevention Through Effective Safety and Health Training

Current estimates state that 80-90 percent of accidents are caused by unsafe acts, pointing out the fact that safety training is critical for workers, especially in preventing hazardous actions. Hazard Prevention Through Effective Safety and Health Training sets out the training requirements created by various governmental agencies, including the EPA, NIOSH, DEA, ANSI, and especially OSHA, which has over 100 standards containing training requirements, There is also training for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Clandestine Laboratory Site Safety Officers. Read More

Hazardous Material and Hazard CommunicationHazardous Material and Hazard Communication

Hazardous Material Management and Hazard Communication prepares students and safety, health and environmental professionals with the regulatory information and best practices to manage hazardous materials and communicate hazards to their employees and first responders. Management of hazardous waste is a broad and complex subject. Under federal law, each state is allowed to sets its own standards for dealing with hazardous waste as long as they are at least as strict as the federal statutes. Thus, safety professionals working for national companies frequently must know both the federal and state laws and regulation to make sure their organizations comply with hazardous waste management, transportation, and disposal rules and regulations. Read More


Industrial Fire ProtectionIndustrial Fire Protection

Industrial Fire Protection provides an understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects of fire prevention and protection. It delves into the prevention of fires through design, environment, and protection options. It also examines the legal and regulatory issues, the organizations that issue those laws and regulations, and how to address laws and regulations in developing fire prevention and protection plans.

This textbook also examines how chemistry, physics, and aerodynamics play a part in fire dynamics, and using mathematical and scientific models to predict fire behaviors such as heat transfer, burn rates, spread, flashovers and backdrafts. Read More

Principles of Industrial SafetyPrinciples of Industrial Safety

The focus of this text is on industrial safety principles from a management perspective. The book begins with a chapter summarizing of some of the regulations and voluntary and consensus standards associated with managing safety engineering work. It also discusses executive orders and how the federal agencies may be influenced or affected by them; what Code of Federal Register (CFR) applies to which agency; and what voluntary programs can be adopted by workplaces to take proactive approach towards the environmental and occupational safety and health issues. The somewhat misunderstood method by which federal agencies, through a process called “incorporation by reference” is explained, as is the practice by authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ) of making voluntary consensus standards mandatory by adoption. Read More


Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Workplace Health HazardsRecognition, Evaluation, and Control of Workplace Health Hazards

Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Workplace Health Hazards provides students and SH&E professionals with a comprehensive review of workplace health regulations, and a scientific understanding of chemical, biological, and physical hazards, and how to address them. Cost-benefit analysis in OSHA rule making is explained. Read More

Workplace Hazard Prevention ManagementWorkplace Hazard Prevention Management

Workplace Hazard Prevention Management, The Safety Professional Handbook focuses is on what causes workplace hazards and what can be done to prevent them through engineering controls, work methods, or design. Besides the physical control of various materials, processes, and activities that produce a hazard, the text also focuses on human behavior as a factor. Using a permit-to work system, gives workers a step-by-step plan to follow while preforming unfamiliar and possible hazardous tasks. Read More