ASSE, 2013, 298 pages
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 unique approach of this book is its comprehensive approach to best management practices in each of these areas through an understanding of applied science and engineering controls, cost analysis and budgeting, performance measurement and benchmarking programs. Additionally, a chapter on hazard communication and right-to-know regulations, written by Dr. James M. Miller, also compares and contrasts how U.S. standards for product hazards to non-U.S. standards such as those within the ISO. In the last chapter, James Stewart looks at the EPA’s guidelines for environmental management systems (EMS), and how important it is for companies to have a system in place.
Written by practicing professionals who contributed to The Safety Professionals Handbook, 2nd edition, this book includes the authors discuss topics central to an understanding of environmental regulations and health, including:
Clean Air Act of 1990 (CAA)
Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act (SWDA)
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA)
Also included are the regulations pertaining to these laws enforced by OSHA, the EPA, and the DOT, as well as discussion of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and ISO 14000. Most recent is the revision to the HCS to bring it in conformity with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Instructors will find, in one volume, the basics of all the major legislation relating to environmental safety. Students will gain a comprehensive knowledge of all these laws and regulations and how they apply to safety practice and management. Written by experts and practitioners in the field, and edited by Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., PE, this is an invaluable resource for students and instructors in the myriad web or laws, regulations and standards that safety practitioners must master in order to perform their jobs effectively and within the law.
Attention Instructors: Desk copies of this textbook are available to instructors upon request who are considering the book for course adoption.
An Instructor's Guide containing questions and answers for each of the chapters in Environmental Safety and Health Regulations is available upon request at no cost to instructors who have adopted the handbook for a course. There is also a graphics package available for download with all of the graphics in jpeg format for use in the classroom. You must provide the title and number of the course, the semester/term offered and the expected enrollment.