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NIOSH Testimony on Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response by R. A. Lemen, December 1987.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1987 Dec:56 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00196249
Abstract
This testimony concerns the views of NIOSH regarding the safety of workers engaged in hazardous waste operations and emergency response. NIOSH suggests the following requirements: adequate worker training before the worker begins handling hazardous wastes; the use of site control zones and a thorough site evaluation prior to the beginning work at the site; the use of handling techniques that limit the potential for human exposure to hazardous substances; and medical surveillance of all workers potentially exposed to hazardous substances. Suggested modifications to the proposed OSHA regulation are attached and deal with the following areas: scope, application and definitions for this work; contractors and subcontractors; site characterization and analysis; site control; training; medical examinations and consultations; recordkeeping; engineering controls; personal protective equipment; informational programs; shipping and transport; decontamination; procedures for handling emergency incidents; specialist employees; and sanitation at temporary workplaces.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Lemen-R-A; Worker-health; Waste-disposal; Occupational-safety-programs; Hazardous-materials; Occupational-exposure; Work-practices; Workplace-monitoring;
Publication Date
19871201
Document Type
Testimony;
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-152926
NTIS Price
A05
Source Name
NIOSH, 56 pages
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