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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-070-959, Bergen County Utilization Authority, Little Ferry, New Jersey.

Authors
Fannick-N
Source
NIOSH 1981 Oct; :1-6 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00119693
Abstract
Health and safety practices for entry into manholes were evaluated at the Bergen County Utilities Authority (SIC-4952) in Little Ferry, New Jersey, during October, 1980. A representative of the Utility Workers Union of American, Local 534, requested the evaluation on behalf of approximately 30 workers. General work processes were reviewed and compared with recommended practices. The author concludes that the evaluated procedures for entry into and working in confined spaces generally conformed to NIOSH criteria. He recommends clarification of certain instructions, inclusion of operating instructions with gas monitors, better characterization of the contaminants present in the sewers, initiation of an air monitoring program, increased ventilation at work sites, employee training, and other measures to reduce worker hazards.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-070-959; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Confined-spaces; Toxic-gases; Industrial-hygiene; Safety-measures; Control-methods; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report
Publication Date
19811001
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-161232
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-070-959
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
4952
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 6 pages
State
NJ; OH
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