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REFERENCE BOOKS

Recommended By Dr. Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling

Safety, Health, and Environmental Auditing : A Practical Guide
(EnE 382)

Authors Simon Watson Pain
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Taylor & Francis,

Even though most organizations have extensive safety, health, and environmental protocols in place, things often go wrong. Having good quality instructions is only half the battle. An equally crucial part of a good quality process is auditing, the step that ensures compliance with the procedures. Safety, Health, and Environmental Auditing: A Practical Guide provides down to earth guidance on improving safety, health, and environmental performance, supplying a starting point for developing auditing protocols and knowing how to implement them.

In contrast to the overly-academic and uninspiring tone of many auditing books, this text gives accessible, user-friendly advice in a step-by-step manner. Based on novel auditing techniques designed to overcome common problems in the audit process, the book emphasizes accurate auditing that is representative and repeatable. It has been written in such a way that it is easy to dip into and out of the short chapters to refresh your memory prior to or during an audit. Alleviating the need to trawl through mountains of text to find useful and practical checklists, the author provides a set of audit protocols covering 60 different aspects of environmental, health, and safety management in Appendix 2 and frequently used, practical administrative checklists useful for planning and conducting the audit in Appendix 1.

The book integrates the concepts of safety, health, and environmental auditing into a common approach of loss prevention. Based on the author’s 16 years of developing and teaching EHS auditing techniques, it conveys the practical tricks of the trade in an interesting and memorable way. Not only does the book advise on the human factor elements of successful auditing, but it also provides a detailed methodology, both on paper and in simple-to-use software, that shows organizations how to conduct their own audits in an effective manner.

Recommended By Inst. Jonas Karl Christopher Agutaya

Concise guide to workplace safety and health : what you need to know, when you need it
(ChE 140, ChE 141, ChE 142)

 

Author Gary Chambers
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher CRC Press

Every organization must comply with occupational health and safety regulations. Yet it is frequently unclear which actually apply in a given real-life situation, plus the field is loaded with technical terminology and complicated regulations. Many managers, trainers, even safety and health professionals therefore find it hard to know how to comply, with exactly what.

Written to make this important discipline more understandable, Concise Guide to Workplace Safety and Health: What You Need to Know, When You Need It systematically addresses, for each of the 34 topics covered, core issues such as relevant regulations, required program elements and definitions of key terms.

Organized for quick access to information, this handy reference book demystifies required documentation, training elements, medical requirements, record-keeping, and more. Conveniently, the author uses the same 20-part format for every topic. For example, if you want to know only about the documentation required, you can immediately turn to a topic’s Section 9 (Written Documentation Required); if training requirements are the issue, simply go to a chapter’s Section 12 (Training Requirements). Also provided for each topic are links to quality background and training information, with sample forms and programs where available.

Recommended By Dr. Wilfredo I. Jose

Organic Chemist’s Desk Reference
(ChE 142, ChE 143)

Author Caroline Cooper
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Since the first publication in 1995, the Organic Chemist’s Desk Reference has been essential reading for laboratory chemists who need a concise guide to the essentials of organic chemistry — the literature, nomenclature, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, hazard information, and laboratory data. The past fifteen years have witnessed immense growth in the field of chemistry and new discoveries have continued to shape its progress. In addition, the distinction between organic chemistry and other disciplines such as biochemistry and materials science has become increasingly blurred. Extensively revised and updated, this new edition contains the very latest data that chemists need access to for experimentation and research.

Recommended By Prof. Cyril Jose E. Bajamundi

Introduction to International Health and Safety at Work : The Handbook for the NEBOSH International General Certificate

Author Phil Hughes, Ed Ferrett
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

 

This NEBOSH-endorsed textbook will introduce you to the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace, whether studying for a course or in need of more information on the subject as part of your job.

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work is the definitive handbook to the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from NEBOSH, with each element of the syllabus explained in detail, and all relevant legislation summarized for quick reference. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning outcomes and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations, and a chapter of sample answers can be found at the end of the book.

This book is also of great value to those studying for other health and safety courses, or as a handy reference for managers and directors dealing with day-to-day health and safety issues. It covers all the essential elements of health and safety management: the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards, and includes checklists, report forms and record sheets. In addition, useful topics outside the syllabus have been included, as well as a new chapter to cover other aspects of health and safety and related areas that many readers will find helpful on completion of their course, including environmental considerations and international issues.

Recommended By Inst. Diocel Harold M. Aquino

Energy Conservation in Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities
(CE 131, CE 132)

Editors Energy Conservation in Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities Task Force of the Water Environment Federation
Place of Publication Alexandria, VA
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher WEF Press, McGraw Hill

 

Covering water and wastewater treatment, this manual discusses principles and concepts of energy requirements, potential sources of inefficiency, and recommended energy conservation measures for specific equipment and processes. The manual addresses utility billing procedures and incentives as well as energy considerations for electric motors and transformers, pumps, variable controls, aeration systems, blowers, and solids processes.

Recommended By Prof. Alfredo B. Juinio, Jr.

Foundation Engineering Handbook, 2nd Edition
(CE 26)

Authors Robert W. Day
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Revised to cover the 2009 International Building Code, Foundation Engineering Handbook, Second Edition presents basic geotechnical field and laboratory studies, such as subsurface exploration and laboratory testing of soil, rock, and groundwater samples. The book then discusses the geotechnical aspects of foundation engineering, including conditions commonly encountered by design engineers–settlement, expansive soil, and slope stability. Details on the performance or engineering evaluation of foundation construction and the application of the 2009 International Building Code are included in this valuable resource.

Recommended By Prof. Peter Paul M. Castro

Centrifugal Pump Handbook
(CE 111, CE 112)

Editors Sulzer Pumps, Ltd.
Place of Publication Oxford, U.K.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann

This long-awaited new edition is the complete reference for engineers and designers working on pump design and development or using centrifugal pumps in the field. This authoritative guide has been developed with access to the technical expertise of the leading centrifugal pump developer, Sulzer Pumps. In addition to providing the most comprehensive centrifugal pump theory and design reference with detailed material on cavitation, erosion, selection of materials, rotor vibration behavior and forces acting on pumps, the handbook also covers key pumping applications topics and operational issues, including operating performance in various types of circuitry, drives and acceptance testing.

 

Recommended By Insts. Reinol Josef DC. Companero & Juvy A. Balbarona

Petroleum Fuels Manufacturing Handbook
(ME 188, EM 197)

Author Surinder Parkash
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Written by a global expert in petroleum engineering, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive handbook on the manufacturing, blending, and end uses of petroleum fuels and specialty products. This definitive volume contains in-depth technical information on petroleum processing as well as specifications and test methods for petroleum products. The latest sustainable manufacturing techniques designed to reduce atmospheric pollution and conserve petroleum feedstock are also covered. This is an essential resource for anyone involved in the manufacturing, blending, storage, and trading of petroleum fuels and specialty products.


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