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NIOSH Testimony on Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response by R. A. Lemen, November 23, 1987.
NIOSH 1987 Nov:37 pages
This testimony concerns the response of NIOSH to requests from OSHA for information on the following issues: qualifications for hazardous waste site instructors; certification of training; the NIOSH definition of immediately dangerous to life and health; on/site chemical resistance test methods; alternatives to ammonia for testing totally encapsulating suits; and the hierarchy of exposure limits. Also included in this testimony is information concerning recommended guidelines for determining a person's medical suitability to wear respiratory protective equipment, differences between the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists threshold limit values and the NIOSH recommended limit values, and recommended language for the OSHA proposed rule.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Lemen-R-A; Waste-disposal; Industrial-wastes; Hazardous-materials; Radioactive-wastes; Personal-protective-equipment; Respirators; Occupational-safety-programs;
NTIS Accession No.
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Respirator Research; Respirators;
NIOSH, 37 pages, 69 references
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