Archive for January, 2010

Health and Safety Seminar and Resources

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

A Health and Safety Seminar organized by the U of T student branch of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) will take place on January 25, 2010.  For more information, please see the web posting.

Engineering and Computer Science Library has a variety of resources related to health and safety in engineering.  We have compiled a brief  list of books, web sites and other resources relevant to this topic.  To access these resources, please click on the title of the resource.  Please note, if you are off campus, you may be asked for your UTORid and pin to access library resources.

Relevant Websites

These websites are free online resources that have a variety of information related to health and safety, including case studies and videos.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Process Safety Management Division of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering

U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

Center for Chemical Process Safety (AIChE)

Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA)

Government of Ontario Ministry of Labour Health and Safety Web Site

Workplace Health and Safety (Government of Canada)

Relevant Subject Guides

Safety, Health and Environmental Issues in Engineering

This research guide contains relevant websites, databases, handbooks and links to free online resources related to safety, health and environmental issues in engineering.

Relevant Databases

Use these databases to find useful research articles related to health and safety:

Health and Safety Science Abstracts

Risk Abstracts

Compendex

Relevant e-Books

Here is a selection of e-books related to health and safety in engineering.  You can find more e-books as well as printed books by searching the library catalogue or looking at the Safety, Health and Environmental Issues in Engineering research guide.

Inherently safer chemical processes : a life cycle approach

Practical hazops, trips and alarms

Sax’s Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials

Still going wrong!

Safety and security review for the process industries

Reliability, maintainability, and risk

Perry’s chemical engineers’ handbook

For more information on how to find information related to  health and safety in engineering, please come to the Engineering and Computer Science Library.

Library Instruction Sessions

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Need help with research or RefWorks?  Engineering and Computer Science Library will be offering the following instructional sessions in January:

Advanced Engineering Research

Improve your research skills, review your search strategies, and get up to date on new developments in database searching. Ideal for graduate or upper level undergraduate students undertaking library research for papers or literature reviews for theses.

January 20, 2010 (12:10PM – 1:10 PM)

January 27, 2010 (12:10PM – 1:10 PM)

Both sessions will take place in the Gerstein Science Information Centre, Gerstein training lab, 2nd floor.

Sign up  here.

RefWorks for Engineers

Refworks is a free online tool you can use to organize your research and easily output formatted bibliographies in approved styles such as IEEE. Learn to import references from engineering databases, organize citations, share your database with colleagues, output a bibliography, and output a footnoted document with reference list.

January 29, 2010 (12:10PM-1:10PM)

This session will take place in the Gerstein Science Information Centre, Gerstein training lab, 2nd floor.

Sign up here.

If you are interested in research or RefWorks help and are unable to attend one of the instruction sessions, contact the library by phone  at 416-978-6578, email us at engineering.library@utoronto.ca, or stop by the Reference Help desk.

Other libraries are be offering instructional sessions that you might be interested in.  To see a complete list of instruction sessions being offered, please see the Library Workshops page.