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Process Technology Safety, Health, and Environment, 2nd Edition

  • Charles E. Thomas, Ph.D. Lee College in Baytown, TX,
  • ISBN-10: 1418038016  |  ISBN-13: 9781418038014
  • 304 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1999
  • © 2007 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available



Extensively rewritten, reorganized, and updated to match the curriculum standard as defined by the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT), this Second Edition offers an easy-to-follow investigation into the entire spectrum of safety, health, and environmental concerns related to the process industry. Coherent coverage is designed to take learners on a straightforward journey towards understanding the plethora of important regulatory issues governing today’s chemical processing arena. Readers will acquire valuable process technology insight as they become acutely familiar with accident prevention, risk assessment and management, policy and procedures preparation, plant operations safety, and more.

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Features and Benefits

  • Content has been revised to include more than 100 pages of new material with extensive OSHA regulations integrated throughout
  • Features more than 80 new topics including hazards associated with liquids, gases, vapors, particulates, toxic metals, and more
  • Explores the complete range of safety, health, and environmental issues as defined by the CAPT curriculum
  • The Instructor�s CD contains an Instructor’s Guide with answers to the review questions in the text, as well as chapter tests and an extensive image library

Table of Contents

Introduction to Process Safety.
Hazard Classification.
Routes of Entry & Environmental Effects.
Gases, Vapors, Particulates, & Toxic Metals.
Hazards of Liquids.
Hazardous Chemical Identification: HAZCOM, Toxicology, DOT.
Fire and Explosion.
Electrical, Noise, Heat, Radiation, Ergonomic and Biological Hazards.
Operating Hazards.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Engineering Controls.
Administrative Controls.
Regulatory Overview: OSHA, PSM, EPA, NFDA, DOT.


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor’s CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1418038024 | ISBN-13: 9781418038021)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Charles E. Thomas, Ph.D.

Charles E. Thomas, Ph.D., is a professor and division chair at Lee College, where he teaches Process Technology, Safety Management, and Manufacturing Engineering. Widely regarded as the foremost textbook author on process technology, Dr. Thomas is credited with creating the discipline in the 1990s. His prior professional experience includes tenure with Exxon Research and Engineering and Exxon Chemicals in a variety of operational, research and development, and training system roles. He earned his B.A. from Western Illinois University, his M.S. from the University of Texas, and his Ph.D. from Texas A & M University.