Purpose & Objectives

The Editor of the fourth edition of The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management (“The White Book”) and AIHA Press are seeking potential authors interested in contributing to the book. The White Book remains an essential core reference for occupational health and safety practitioners, educators, and students. The book includes comprehensive information on hazard recognition and evaluation, physical agents, the human environment, controlling the occupational environment, program management, and much more. Authors are needed for the technical content related to non-ionizing radiation, ionizing radiation, and lasers.

The White Book remains an essential core reference for occupational health and safety practitioners, educators, and students. The book includes comprehensive information on hazard recognition and evaluation, physical agents, the human environment, controlling the occupational environment, program management, and much more.

For this section, the high-level topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Nonionizing Radiation (NIR)

  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Occupational uses/sources of NIR
  • Optical radiation and illumination
  • Radio-frequency and microwave radiation
  • Extremely low-frequency fields
  • Static magnetic fields
  • NIR control programs
  • Regulations, guidelines, and best practices

Ionizing Radiation

  • Sources of ionizing radiation
  • Occupational uses of ionizing radiation
  • Biological effects and risks
  • Measurement and monitoring
  • Protection methods
  • Regulations, guidelines, and best practices

Laser Radiation

  • Anticipation
  • Laser characteristics
  • Types of lasers/laser classification
  • Harmful effects of laser exposure
  • Hazard evaluation methods
  • Laser Safety Program elements
  • Laser Safety Officer responsibilities

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Develop the content based on current, reliable references
  • Provide a complete written deliverable covering all agreed-upon content areas
  • Meet all project deadlines
  • Collaborate with other authors and editors

Project Team Selection Process

The process of selecting authors begins with the open call for applications. Applications are reviewed and one or more authors will be selected to provide full coverage of the described content areas. Individual author selection will be based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated expertise
  • Relevant writing experience

To Apply

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM ET on June 3, 2022 and are to be submitted via the following application form.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss your participation further, please contact Tara Laptew.