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Chemical industry is the fastest growing industry in the country, with its present share of about 40% in the national gross industrial output. However, industrial activities involving hazardous chemicals have the potential to cause occupational diseases, injuries, in serious cases even death, besides pollution to the environment, if effective safety measures in the use of chemicals at workplace are not observed. This makes the study of Industrial Hygiene, Health and Chemical Safety aspects of the industrial processes and operations at the workplace very important for industrial personnel, academicians and researchers. Keeping this in view, the paper ''Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and Safety'' has been included in the syllabus of M.Sc. Environmental Sciences. Besides, Diploma in Industrial Safety is compulsory for Safety Officers in the industry. Chemical industries too require guidelines in the form of a book on Industrial Hygiene and Chemical Safety. The present book has been designed to meet the requirements of the above-mentioned courses and the industry
PART I: INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: Industrial Hygiene And Chemical Safety *Concept of Industrial Hygiene *Physical Stresses *Chemical Stresses: Surface Coating *Monitoring Techniques of Airbone chemicals at Workplace Environment *Biological Monitoring *Occupational Diseases *Operational Control Measures *Personal Protective Equipment. Part II: CHEMICAL SAFETY: Siting and Layout of a Chemical Plant *Classification and Transportation of Hazardous Chemicals *Storage and Handling of Hazardous Substances *Safety in Explosives *Pipeline Safety *Chemical Process Safety *Risk Assessment *Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Studies *Emergency Preparations On-Site and Off-Site *Safety Audit *Appendix: Major Accidents Involving Hazardous Substances (1970-80) *Index
M.H. Fulekar :- M.H. Fulekar is Professor of Environmental Biotechnology in University Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai. He was Head, University Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai (2005-2008). He is Academic Coordinator of UMDAE CBS (Biology) Mumbai. He is Chairman of Ad hoc Board of Studies in Life Sciences, University of Mumbai and Chairman of Ad hoc Board of Studies in Environmental Sciences, Nagpur University. He is also rendering his expertise in Life Sciences/ Environmental Sciences to various scientific bodies/organizations. He has had an international assignment on industrial hygiene/chemical safety in Australia, Bangkok and Singapore. He has to his credit a number of research papers and articles published in international and national journals of repute. He is the author of: Environmental Biotechnology: Chemical Safety and Industrial Hygiene, Dictionary of Biotechnology (IK International), and Bioinformatics: Applications in Life & Environmental Sciences. His biography was included in “The Marquis Who’s Outstanding Scientist of the 20th Century” in 2000 by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. He is also a member of New York Academy of Sciences, USA. He is well known nationally and internationally for his work on environment sciences/environmental biotechnology.
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