Environmental and Health and Safety Management

Environmental and Health and Safety Management

A Guide to Compliance

1st Edition - December 31, 1995

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  • Authors: Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Madelyn L. Graffia
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517061

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This volume has been prepared for the Environmental and Health & Safety Manager. The EH&S Manager is a new breed of corporate professionals that are faced with the responsibility of handling both environmental policy/issues and occupational safety issues within organizations. Throughout the 1980s there was a proliferation of health and safety departments, environmental compliance personnel, and technical people associated with handling pollution control and waste management. American industry has been over the last several years contracting and downsizing their operations. In doing so, many corporations, large and small, are demanding greater responsibilities be delegated to middle and line function management. In this regard, many corporations today are moving towards a single management entity, the EH&S Manager, who's responsibilities require extensive knowledge of both the environmental statutes and OSHA standards. This desk reference has been written as a compliance source for the EH&S Manager. The authors prefer to call the EH&S Manager an Occupational Safety Professional and use this designation interchangeably throughout the text. This individual, as stated above, has a dual responsibility that requires both technical and managerial skills in two arenas. In this regard, this book provides the working professional a reference on both the environmental regulations and industry safety standards. Additionally, it covers management practices for on-site hazard materials handling operations and constitutes an important reference for establishing hazard communication and training programs for employees.


Environmental health and safety managers throughout industry.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Managing the Environmental Regulations and Safety
    Managing Federal Regulations and Toxic Substances
    The Need for Compliance
    2. Managing Facilities, Due Diligence and Facility Transfers
    Regulatory Overview
    What is CERCLA, SARA, Superfund?
    State ""Superfund"" Programs and Property Transfer Laws
    Summary of Federal Regulations
    The Importance of Due Diligence Audits
    Consultant Issues and Staffing Considerations
    Consultant Liabilities
    Insurance Industry's Liability Issues
    3. The Chemistry of Hazardous Materials
    Chemical Properties and Characteristics
    Corrosive Chemicals
    Properties of Organic Chemicals
    Flammables and the Chemistry of Fires
    Water Reactive Chemicals
    Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
    Chemical Compatibility
    4. Safety Management Practices for Laboratories
    Review of Hazardous Materials Properties
    Purchasing and Receiving Chemicals
    Safe Handling Practices
    Responding to Spills
    Contingency Plans
    Handling Wastes
    5. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and Waste Analysis Plans
    Hazardous Waste Classification
    Hazardous Waste Generators
    Waste Accumulation
    RCRA Regulations Pertaining to Laboratories
    Waste Determinations
    The Waste Analysis Plan
    6. Hazard Communication
    Summary of the Right-to-Know Law
    Listing of Hazardous Chemicals
    Labeling Requirements
    Training Workers
    Labels and Labeling
    Understanding Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets
    OSHA 200 Log of Injuries and Illnesses
    Forms of the Chemical
    Signs and Symptoms of Occupational Hazards
    Evaluation of Hazard Seriousness
    Measurement and Evaluation of Exposure
    Laboratories and Analytical Methods
    Prevention and Control of Exposure
    Administrative Measures
    Radiation Hazards
    7. Process Technology Safety and Hazard Analysis
    Process Safety Information
    Hazards of Chemicals
    Process Technology
    Process Equipment
    Process Hazard Analysis
    Analysis Teams
    Conducting a Process Hazard Analysis
    Analysis Findings
    Pre-Startup Safety Reviews
    Hazard Evaluation Techniques
    8. Hazardous Waste Transportation
    The Regulations
    Transporter Requirements
    Hazardous Waste Regulations
    TSD Requirements
    Transportation of Hazardous Waste Samples
    9. Treatment, Disposal and Waste Minimization Management Practices
    Regulatory Framework
    Waste Minimization and Onsite Treatment
    Commercial Facilities
    Waste Minimization Practices
    Waste Storage Practices
    10. Managing Underground Storage Tanks
    Measure to Prevent/Detect Releases
    General Operating Requirements
    Responses to Leaks or Spills
    Closure and Postclosure Requirements
    11. Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
    Pesticide Registration
    Use of Restricted Use Pesticides
    Experimental Use Permits
    Administrative Review; Suspension
    Registration of Establishments
    Recordkeeping and Inspections
    Trade Secrets
    Other Major Issues of FIFRA
    Disposal, Storage, and Transportation
    12 . Managing Worker Personal Protective Equipment
    Developing a PPE Program
    Selection of Respiratory Equipment
    Selection of Protective Clothing
    Selection of Ensembles
    PPE Use
    Heat Stress
    Glossary of EH&S Terms
    Abbreviations Commonly Used by EH&S Managers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 519
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 1995
  • Published: December 31, 1995
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517061

About the Authors

Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff

Affiliations and Expertise

United States Agency for International Development

Madelyn L. Graffia

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