Top 10 Best Books to Read in Technology Safety & Health - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Technology Safety & Health. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Harrowing Historical Nonfiction Bestseller About a Courageous Fight for Justice)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Technology Safety & Health - August 2021

A New York Times , USA Today, Wall Street Journal , and Amazon Charts Bestseller! " the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still ."—NPR Books The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger The Curies’ newly discovered element of 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 in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. 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. But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women’s cries of corruption. 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. Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...

  • Author: Kate Moore
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks; 1st edition (March 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People
  • ISBN: 978-1492650959
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 1.24 x 8 inches

                 

2. The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Technology Safety & Health - August 2021

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 before―from an environmental point of view―by 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 civilization―heart disease, diabetes, and cancer―are related to electrical pollution.

  • Author: Arthur Firstenberg
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing; Illustrated edition (March 9, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1645020097
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches

                 

3. 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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Technology Safety & Health - August 2021

An Invisible Danger on the Rise You 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. The explosive use of mobile devices only occurred over the last twenty years, yet we have only scratched the surface of what technology is yet to come. Children born today will be exposed to much higher doses of EMF radiation than those born just ten years ago. What are the ramifications and what can we do now to minimize the fallout? Is There a Solution? Fortunately, there are simple and effective steps you can take to minimize the risks of dirty electricity. Education is key. With a foreword by Bulletproof's Dave Asprey, Radiation Nation is info-packed with all the essential education you need to make smart choices to stay safe when it comes to technology. In Radiation Nation, you will learn: » The most practical precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones from EMF radiation » What EMF radiation is and how it affects the body biologically » The major health risks including fertility issues for both men and women, DNA damage, cell mutation, cancer and other serious health risks » The EMF sources of greatest concern » What is 5G and what are the possible health risks » The latest scientific studies broken down by disease or condition » How EMF radiation specifically affects children and those suffering with electromagnetic hypersensitivity » Why the current safety standards for EMF are insufficient and need to be rewritten » Do stickers, diodes, harmonizers and other products marketing as protection have any grounding in science?

  • Author: Daniel T. DeBaun
  • Publisher: Icaro Publishing (March 20, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0998199603
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.47 x 8 inches

                 

4. Fire Department Incident Safety Officer


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Technology Safety & Health - August 2021

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. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2.

  • Author: David W. Dodson
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 3rd edition (September 4, 2015)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1284041958
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 10.7 inches

                 

5. The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Technology Safety & Health - August 2021

Can you really feel years younger & make unexplained symptoms vanish with the click of a button — the “Airplane Mode” on your cell phone?Advocate for safe technologies Nicolas Pineault used to think this all sounded like something only crazy people wearing tinfoil hats would say.But the overwhelming amount of independent scientific evidence linking electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from wireless technologies with increased risks of cancer, infertility, insomnia, and depression sure has the uncanny ability to change a man’s mind. The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs is a simple and unconventional book that will teach you exactly how to reduce your exposure to this brand new 21st-century pollution without going back to the Stone Age.You will learn: What your smartphone, your wifi router and your microwave oven have in common (page 9) Why policy makers and scientists all worldwide don’t agree about whether EMFs are dangerous or not (page 21) Is Electro-Hypersensitivity as popularized in the TV show “Better Call Saul” real? Or is it all psychological? (page 62) Why carrying a cell phone in your pocket can harm your fertility (201 studies prove it) (page 72) The 1-click fix to reduce cellphone EMFs by 84% (page 142) What is safer? Speakerphone, earbuds or a Bluetooth ear piece? (page 155) The #1 worst source of EMF radiation at home (page 160) Why baby monitors are worse than smartphones, and better alternatives (page 208) More and more scientific evidence shows that cellphone radiation might be the new smoking. So why take chances?Instead, read The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs — the technological seat belt you might just need to use your new gadgets safely.

  • Author: Nicolas Pineault
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 1, 2017)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Technology
  • ISBN: 978-1976109126
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.57 x 9.25 inches

                 



6. The Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, Thirteenth Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Technology Safety & Health - August 2021

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 technology―fully revised for the latest standards Thoroughly 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 1910.269 * Resuscitation * Pole-top and bucket truck rescue * And much more!

  • Author: Thomas Shoemaker
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 13th edition (April 13, 2017)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0071850032
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.9 x 9.3 inches

                 

7. Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Technology Safety & Health - August 2021

Provides a comprehensive examination of emergency management and offers concepts and strategies for creating effective programs This book looks at the larger context within which emergency management response occurs, and stresses the development of a program to address a wide range of issues. Not limited to traditional emergency response to natural disasters, it addresses a conceptual model capable of integrating multiple disciplines and dealing with unexpected emergencies. Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs, Second Edition starts by focusing on the three pillars on which successful emergency management is based: an understanding of history, knowledge of social science research, and technical expertise in emergency management operations. It provides insight as to how emergency management has evolved and suggests reasons why the current method of response planning doesn’t work as well as it should. The book then goes on to discuss establishing and administering the emergency management program. It looks at the analysis of risk as the basis for strategy development, and considers both the traditional macro view of hazard identification and analysis as well as the micro view required for continuity planning. Strategy development is examined next, followed by coverage of planning process, techniques and methods. The book finishes with chapters on coordinating response, leading in crisis, and crisis management. Features two new chapters on the development of national response strategy and leadership in a crisis Incorporates the Principles of Emergency Management adopted by many emergency management professional associations and agencies Encourages the development of an enterprise wide program to address a wide range of potential threats Covers the various phases of comprehensive emergency management Integrates academic research with practical experience and case studies Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs is an important book that will benefit students, law enforcement, and state and local emergency managers and planners involved in emergency management.

  • Author: Lucien G. Canton
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (April 16, 2019)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1119066859
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.9 x 10.2 inches

                 

8. Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Technology Safety & Health - August 2021

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 infrastructure—and 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 actors—from “hacktivists” to terrorists—have the capability as well. “It’s not a question of if,” says Centcom Commander General Lloyd Austin, “it’s a question of when.”  And yet, as Koppel makes clear, the federal government, while well prepared for natural disasters, has no plan for the aftermath of an attack on the power grid.  The current Secretary of Homeland Security suggests keeping a battery-powered radio. In the absence of a government plan, some individuals and communities have taken matters into their own hands. Among the nation’s estimated three million “preppers,” we meet one whose doomsday retreat includes a newly excavated three-acre lake, stocked with fish, and a Wyoming homesteader so self-sufficient that he crafted the thousands of adobe bricks in his house by hand. We also see the unrivaled disaster preparedness of the Mormon church, with its enormous storehouses, high-tech dairies, orchards, and proprietary trucking company – the fruits of a long tradition of anticipating the worst. But how, Koppel asks, will ordinary civilians survive? With urgency and authority, one of our most renowned journalists examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways to prepare for a catastrophe that is all but inevitable.

  • Author: Ted Koppel
  • Publisher: Crown; Reprint edition (October 18, 2016)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0553419986
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 8 inches

                 

9. Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Technology Safety & Health - August 2021

A Fortune Best Book of the Year An AIA New York Book of the Year “This book should be essential reading for all who commission, design, manage, and use buildings―indeed anyone who is interested in a healthy environment.”―Norman Foster As 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 health―and 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 sick―jeopardizing our future and dragging down profits in the process. Charismatic pioneers of the healthy building movement who have paired up to combine the cutting-edge science of Harvard’s School of Public Health with the financial know-how of the Harvard Business School, Joseph Allen and John Macomber make a compelling case in this urgently needed book for why every business and home owner should make certain relatively low-cost investments a top priority. Grounded in exposure and risk science and relevant to anyone newly concerned about how their surroundings impact their health, Healthy Buildings can help you evaluate the impact of small, easily controllable environmental fluctuations on your immediate well-being and long-term reproductive and lung health. It shows how our indoor environment can have a dramatic impact on a whole host of higher order cognitive functions―including things like concentration, strategic thinking, troubleshooting, and decision-making. Study after study has found that your performance will dramatically improve if you are working in optimal conditions (with high rates of ventilation, few damaging persistent chemicals, and optimal humidity, lighting and noise control). So what would it take to turn that knowledge into action? Cutting through the jargon to explain complex processes in simple and compelling language, Allen and Macomber show how buildings can both expose you to and protect you from disease. They reveal the 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building, share insider tips, and show how tracking what they call “health performance indicators” with smart technology can boost a company’s performance and create economic value. With decades of practice in protecting worker health, they offer a clear way forward right now, and show us what comes next in a post-COVID world. While the “green” building movement introduced important new efficiencies, it’s time to look beyond the four walls―placing the decisions we make around buildings into the larger conversation around development and health, and prioritizing the most important and vulnerable asset of any building: its people.

  • Author: Joseph G. Allen
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (April 21, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0674237971
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches

                 

10. Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide, Third Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Technology Safety & Health - August 2021

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.

  • Author: W. David Yates
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 3rd edition (April 3, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0367263638
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 2 x 9.5 inches