Best Industrial Health & Safety Books
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1. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
Author: by Kate Moore
March 6, 2018
A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller! For fans of Hidden Figures, comes the incredible true story of the women heroes who were exposed to radium in factories across the U.S. In the early 20th century, and their brave and groundbreaking battle to strengthen workers’ rights, even as the fatal poison claimed their own lives…
In the dark years of the First World War, radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright.
Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.
And, until they begin to come forward. As the women start to speak out on the corruption, the factories that once offered golden opportunities ignore all claims of the gruesome side effects. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that will echo for centuries to come.
2. The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life
Author: by Arthur Firstenberg
Chelsea Green Publishing
50,000 copies sold!Cell towers, Wi-fi, 5G: Electricity has shaped the modern world. But how has it affected our health and environment? Over the last 220 years, society has evolved a universal belief that electricity is safe’ for humanity and the planet.
Scientist and journalist Arthur Firstenberg disrupts this conviction by telling the story of electricity in a way it has never been told beforefrom an environmental point of viewby detailing the effects that this fundamental societal building block has had on our health and our planet.
In The Invisible Rainbow, Firstenberg traces the history of electricity from the early eighteenth century to the present, making a compelling case that many environmental problems, as well as the major diseases of industrialized civilizationheart disease, diabetes, and cancerare related to electrical pollution.
3. Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer
Author: by IFSTA
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality,authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The definitive guide to distribution and transmission line technologyfully revised for the latest standardsThoroughly updated to reflect the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), this authoritative resource explains the principles and practices of electric transmission and distribution line construction, operation, and maintenance.
You will get comprehensive coverage of the newest equipment, techniques, and procedures along with current OSHA, ANSI, and ASTM regulations. Throughout, detailed illustrations and photos make it easy to understand the material, and self-test questions and exercises reinforce key concepts.
The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook, Thirteenth Edition, covers:Electrical principles * Electric systems * Substations * Transmission and distribution circuits * Construction specifications * Wood, aluminum, concrete, fiberglass, and steel structures and poles * Distribution automation and the smart grid * Emergency system restoration * Unloading, hauling, erecting, setting, and guying poles * Insulators, crossarms, and conductor supports * Line conductors * Distribution transformers * Lightning and surge protection * Fuses and substation relays * Switches, sectionalizers, and reclosers * Voltage regulators * Transmission tower erection * Stringing, sagging, and joining line conductors * Live-line maintenance * Grounding * Protective grounds * Street lighting * Underground systems * Laying conduit * Manhole construction * Pulling and splicing cable * Underground distribution * Vegetation management * Distribution transformer installation * Electrical drawing symbols * Single-line and schematic diagrams * Voltage regulation * Units of measurement, electrical definitions, electrical formulas, and calculations * Maintenance of transmission and distribution lines * Rope, knots, splices, and gear * Climbing wood poles * Protective equipment * OSHA 1910.
5. Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath
Author: by Ted Koppel
In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared. Imagine a blackout lasting not days, but weeks or months.
Tens of millions of people over several states are affected. For those without access to a generator, there is no running water, no sewage, no refrigeration or light. Food and medical supplies are dwindling. Devices we rely on have gone dark.
Banks no longer function, looting is widespread, and law and order are being tested as never before. It isn’t just a scenario. A well-designed attack on just one of the nation’s three electric power grids could cripple much of our infrastructureand in the age of cyberwarfare, a laptop has become the only necessary weapon.
Several nations hostile to the United States could launch such an assault at any time. In fact, as a former chief scientist of the NSA reveals, China and Russia have already penetrated the grid. And a cybersecurity advisor to President Obama believes that independent actorsfrom hacktivists to terroristshave the capability as well.
6. Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide, Third Edition
Author: by W. David Yates
This new edition serves both as a reference guide for the experienced professional and as a preparation source for those desiring certifications. It’s an invaluable resource and a must-have addition to every safety professional’s library. Safety Professional’s Reference and Study Guide, Third Edition, is written to serve as a useful reference tool for the experienced practicing safety professional, as well as a study guide for university students and those preparing for the Certified Safety Professional examination.
It addresses major topics of the safety and health profession and includes the latest version of the Board of Certified Safety Professional (BCSP) reference sheet, a directory of resources and associations, as well as state and federal agency contact information.
Additionally, this new edition offers new chapters and resources that will delight every reader. This book aids the prospective examination candidate and the practicing safety professional, by showing them, step-by-step, how to solve each question/formula listed on the BCSP examination and provide examples on how and when to utilize them.
7. Radiation Nation: Fallout of Modern Technology – Your Complete Guide to EMF Protection & Safety: The Proven Health Risks of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) & What to Do Protect Yourself & Family
Author: by Daniel T. DeBaun
An Invisible Danger on the RiseYou eat organic and non-GMO food. You only drink purified water. You take care of yourself and your family’s health. But could there be a silent, invisible danger causing potential harm to you and your loved ones?There could.
And it’s called electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation and it’s one of fastest growing health issues facing our society. EMF radiation produced by modern technology such as 5G, cell phones, tablets, laptops, Wi-Fi, and smart meters is an emerging health threat, and we are all guinea pigs in a giant experiment with many unknown consequences.
But Aren’t These Technologies Regulated and Safe? Surely the government and other regulatory agencies make sure these technologies are completely safe before they are approved for wide-spread use, right?Think again. Ninety-five percent of American adults use cell phones regularly.
Most households have Wi-Fi. And even schools are increasingly becoming dependent on wireless devices. And yet none of these technologies have been proven safe to humans for long-term exposure. In fact, science confirms that the EMF emitted from common electronic devices can cause definite biological changes in the body, and mounting research has already shown it can lead to a long list of health concerns some of which can be pretty serious.
8. The Buffalo Creek Disaster: How the Survivors of One of the Worst Disasters in Coal-Mining History Brought Suit Against the Coal Company- And Won
Author: by Gerald M. Stern
Vintage (May 6, 2008)
One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia’s Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S.History.
125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured, and over 4,000 were suddenly homeless. Instead of accepting the small settlements offered by the coal company’s insurance offices, a few hundred of the survivors banded together to sue. This is the story of their triumph over incredible odds and corporate irresponsibility, as told by Gerald M.
Stern, who as a young lawyer and took on the case and won.
9. Fire Department Incident Safety Officer
Author: by David W. Dodson
Jones & Bartlett Learning
This third edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer prepares aspiring and current safety officers to meet and exceed the specific job requirements outlined in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 Edition. This extensively revised third edition includes current information on responding to incidents involving hazardous materials, wildland fire, technical rescue, and other disasters.
In addition, this edition provides methods for the development and improvement of existing safety programs. Fire Department Incident Safety Officer is divided into three sections: Preparing the Incident Safety Officer, Front-Loading Your Knowledge and Skills, and The Incident Safety Officer On-Scene.
Each section comprises chapters related to each of the three main topics, and in a casual, straightforward manner, thoroughly describes the best practices for the ISO, incorporating the most current data available. The Third Edition features include: A new chapter dedicated to the use of ISOs at training activities and planned, nonemergency events Content that aligns with the new NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications (2015 edition) Updated firefighter rehabilitation strategies Updated content that reflects a complete understanding of the issues and concerns associated with newer and alternative building construction methods, including green construction and renewable/alternative electrical power sources Specific ISO concerns associated with fire suppression staffing, deployment, and NFPA 1710/1720 criteria Results from recent fire behavior research projects, conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Underwriters Laboratories Thought-provoking case studies and follow-up questions in each chapter Constructive tips and safety information noted throughout Plus, each new print copy of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Third Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data.
10. Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity
Author: by Joseph G. Allen
A Fortune Best Book of the YearAn AIA New York Book of the YearThis book should be essential reading for all who commission, design, manage, and use buildingsindeed anyone who is interested in a healthy environment. Norman FosterAs schools and businesses around the world consider when and how to reopen their doors to fight COVID-19, the Director of Harvard’s Healthy Buildings Program and Harvard Business School’s leading expert on urban resilience reveal what you can do to harness the power of your offices, homes, and schools to protect your healthand boost every aspect of your performance and well-being.
Ever feel tired during a meeting? That’s because most conference rooms are not bringing in enough fresh air. When that door opens, it literally breathes life back into the room. But there is a lot more acting on your body that you can’t feel or see.
From our offices and homes to schools, hospitals, and restaurants, the indoor spaces where we work, learn, play, eat, and heal have an outsized impact on our performance and well-being. They affect our creativity, focus, and problem-solving ability and can make us sickjeopardizing our future and dragging down profits in the process.
11. The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error'
Author: by Sidney Dekker
When faced with a ‘human error’ problem, you may be tempted to ask ‘Why didn’t these people watch out better?’ Or, ‘How can I get my people more engaged in safety?’ You might think you can solve your safety problems by telling your people to be more careful, by reprimanding the miscreants, by issuing a new rule or procedure and demanding compliance.
These are all expressions of ‘The Bad Apple Theory’ where you believe your system is basically safe if it were not for those few unreliable people in it. Building on its successful predecessors, the third edition of The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error’ will help you understand a new way of dealing with a perceived ‘human error’ problem in your organization.
It will help you trace how your organization juggles inherent trade-offs between safety and other pressures and expectations, suggesting that you are not the custodian of an already safe system. It will encourage you to start looking more closely at the performance that others may still call ‘human error’, allowing you to discover how your people create safety through practice, at all levels of your organization, mostly successfully, under the pressure of resource constraints and multiple conflicting goals.
12. Introduction to Homeland Security: Principles of All-Hazards Risk Management
Author: by Jane A. Bullock
Written by renowned experts, Introduction to Homeland Security, Sixth Edition, informs users about the concepts and bedrock principles of homeland security. Readers will gain a solid appreciation of the broad range of topics that fall within the expanse of the homeland security umbrella and understand how and why they are so closely interconnected.
The text will also provide an overview of the evolutionary process behind modern homeland security structures, which helps users to understand why certain functions exist and how they contribute to national and local security efforts. Unlike most books that focus solely on terrorism, this text covers an expansive range of homeland security topics including all-hazards emergency management, cybersecurity, border and transportation security, immigration and customs enforcement, and others.
13. McGraw-Hill’s National Electrical Safety Code 2017 Handbook (Mcgraw Hill's National Electrical Safety Code Handbook)
Author: by David Marne
Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Achieve full 2017 NESC compliance with this hands-on guideMcGraw-Hill’s National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) 2017 Handbook thoroughly explains how to apply and meet the NESC rules for electric supply stations and equipment, as well as overhead and underground electric supply and communications lines.
Designed to be used alongside the Code itself, this comprehensive resource has been fully updated to reflect the record number of change proposals for the 2017 NESC. Focusing on practical application of the 2017 Code, this Handbook delivers a rule-by-rule annotation of the NESC that clarifies potentially confusing Code text and allows you to perform your work safely and confidently.
Hundreds of diagrams, photos, and practical examples make this the most complete and useful handbook available on the topic. COVERAGE INCLUDES: General SectionsApplication * Definitions * Grounding Methods Safety Rules for the Installation and Maintenance of Electric Supply Stations and Equipment Safety Rules for the Installation and Maintenance of Overhead Electric Supply and Communication Lines Safety Rules for the Installation and Maintenance of Underground Electric Supply and Communication Lines Work Rules for the Operation of Electric Supply and Communication Lines and Equipment
14. ASP Study Guide: Exam Prep with Practice Test Questions for the Associate Safety Professional Examination
Author: by Trivium
Updated for 2021, Trivium Test Prep’s unofficial, NEW ASP Study Guide: Exam Prep with Practice Test Questions for the Associate Safety Professional Examination isn’t your typical exam prep! Because we know your time is limited, we’ve created a product that goes beyond what most study guides offer.
With ASP Study Guide, you’ll benefit from a quick but total review of everything tested on the exam with current, real examples, graphics, and information. These easy to use materials give you that extra edge you need to pass the first time.
BCSP was not involved in the creation or production of this product, is not in any way affiliated with Trivium Test Prep, and does not sponsor or endorse this product. Trivium Test Prep’s ASP Study Guide offers:A full review of what you need to know for the ASP examPractice questions for you to practice and improveTest tips to help you score higherTrivium Test Prep’s ASP Study Guide covers:Domain 1Domain 2Domain 3Domain 4and includes practice test questions!
15. Practical Airport Operations, Safety, and Emergency Management: Protocols for Today and the Future
Author: by Jeffrey Price
Practical Airport Operations, Safety, and Emergency Management: Protocols for Today and the Future focuses on the airport itself, not the aircraft, manufacturers, designers, or even the pilots. The book explores the safety of what’s been called the most expensive piece of pavement in any city’ the facility that operates, maintains, and ensures the safety of millions of air passengers every year.
The book is organized into three helpful sections, each focusing on one of the sectors described in the title. Section One: Airport Safety, explores the airport environment, then delves into safety management systems. Section Two: Airport Operations, continues the conversation on safety management systems before outlining airside and landside operations in depth, while Section Three: Airport Emergency Management, is a careful, detailed exploration of the topic, ending with a chapter on the operational challenges airport operations managers can expect to face in the future.
Written by trusted experts in the field, users will find this book to be a vital resource that provides airport operations managers and students with the information, protocols, and strategies they need to meet the unique challenges associated with running an airport.
16. Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health
Author: by Mark A. Friend
The seventh edition of this popular handbook provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the occupational safety and health field and the issues safety professionals face today, and does so in an accessible and engaging manner. An excellent introductory reference for both students and professionals, Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health provides practical information on technology, management, and regulatory compliance issues, covering crucial topics like organizing, staffing, directing, and evaluating occupational safety programs and procedures.
All major occupational safety and health topics are addressed in this comprehensive volume, including safety-related laws and regulations, hazardous materials, workplace violence, the threat of terrorism, and OSHA’s recordkeeping standard. This new edition has been revised and updated throughout to include new information on a variety of topics.
The book includes a handy directory of resources such as safety and health associations, First Responder organizations, and state and federal agencies. The latest edition of this go-to reference work reflects the legal and cultural climate of safety and health in an easily comprehensible and well-organized format, giving readers a wealth of occupational safety and health information right at their fingertips.