Drum Handling Manual for Hazardous Waste Sites


  • K. Wagner, Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Germany

A guide to the safe handling of drums that contain hazardous waste.
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Material handlers and supervisors at hazardous waste sites.


Book information

  • Published: December 1987
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1121-2

Table of Contents

IntroductionSelection of Drum Handling Methods Engineering Feasibility Health and Safety of Field Personnel Protection of the Environment and Public Welfare CostsLocation, Detection, and Inventory of Drums Review of Background Data Aerial Photography Geophysical Surveying Sampling Preparing a Drum InventorySite Preparation Site Access Improvements Support Facilities and Structures Site Drainage ImprovementsAir Monitoring and Inspections for Determining Drum Integrity Introduction Air Monitoring Visual Inspections Nondestructive Testing MethodsExcavation, Removal and Onsite Handling of Drums Drum Excavation and Removal Equipment Accessories for Drum Excavation Equipment Selection and Use of Drum Excavation and Removal Equipment Excavation/Removal ProceduresDrum Staging, Opening, and SamplingWaste Consolidation and Recontainerization Treatment/Disposal Options Preparation of Liquid Wastes for Final Treatment or Disposal Preparation of Solid Wastes and Soils for Final Treatment or Disposal Gas Cylinders Lab Packs Drum Crushing DecontaminationInterim Storage and TransportationOnsite Containment Options for Buried Drums