Hazardous Waste Handbook for Health and Safety - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780409900705, 9781483192611

Hazardous Waste Handbook for Health and Safety

1st Edition

Authors: William F. Martin John M. Lippitt Timothy G. Prothero
eBook ISBN: 9781483192611
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 6th February 1987
Page Count: 480
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Description

Hazardous Waste Handbook for Health and Safety provides instructions and guidelines to supervisors responsible for occupational safety and health programs at hazardous waste sites. The manual presents the health and safety risks of hazardous waste sites; ways to implement and carry out hazardous waste site clean-up; preliminary basis for developing a specific health and safety program; and planning for and responding to emergencies involving hazardous materials. The book will be very useful to supervisors and safety engineers of hazardous waste sites.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Authors

1. Introduction

2. Hazards

Introduction

Chemical Exposure

Fire and Explosion

Oxygen Deficiency

Ionizing Radiation

Biologic (Etiologic) Hazards

Physical Safety Hazards

Electrical Hazards

Heat Stress

Cold Exposure

Noise

References

3. Planning and Organization

Introduction

Personnel and Responsibilities

Work Plan

Health and Safety Plan

Safety Meetings and Inspections

References

4. Site Characterization

Introduction

Off-Site Characterization

On-Site Information Gathering

Hazard Assessment

Hazardous Substance Data Sheet

Monitoring

References

5. Air Monitoring

Introduction

Measuring Instruments

Site Characterization

Monitoring Personnel

Variables of Hazardous Waste Site Exposure

Field Study Results

References

6. Personal Protective Equipment

Introduction

Developing a PPE Program

Selection of Respiratory Equipment

Selection of Protective Clothing

Selection of Ensembles

PPE Use

Heat Stress and other Physiological Factors

References

7. Site Control and Work Practices

Introduction

Site Map

Site Preparation

Site Work Zones

The Buddy System

Site Security

Communications Systems

Safe Work Practices

Handling Drums and other Containers

References

8. Decontamination

Introduction

Decontamination Plan

Prevention of Contamination

Types of Contamination

Decontamination Methods

Effectiveness Testing

Health and Safety Hazards

Levels of Decontamination

Decontamination Facility Design

Decontamination Equipment Selection

Disposal Methods

Personnel Protection

Emergency Decontamination

References

9. Site Emergencies

Introduction

Planning

Personnel

Training

Emergency Recognition and Prevention

Communications

Site Mapping

Safe Distances and Refuges

Site Security and Control

Evacuation Routes and Procedures

Decontamination

Equipment

Medical Treatment/First Aid

Emergency Response Procedures

Documentation

References

10. Medical Monitoring Program

Introduction

Monitoring

Pre-Employment Screening

Medical Monitoring Examination

Termination Examination

Emergency Treatment

Program Review

References

11. Training

Introduction

Training Programs

Record of Training

References

Appendix A: List of Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Glossary

Appendix B: Sample Site Safety Plan

Appendix C: Medical-Occupational History

Appendix D: Hazardous Substance Data Sheet and Guidelines

Appendix E: Guidelines for the Selection of Chemical Protective Clothing

Appendix F: Decontamination Procedures for Three Typical Levels of Protection

Appendix G: Health and Safety Checklist

Appendix H: Chemical Hazard Data

Index

Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1987
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483192611

About the Author

William F. Martin

John M. Lippitt

Timothy G. Prothero