The latest edition of this book brings together a wide range of occupational safety and health recommendations and practices directly applying to hazardous waste site cleanups. In addition to providing the most current information on maximum protection for cleanup personnel, this book is a practical, authoritative guide for those involved in cleanup operations. The completely updated third edition cites the newest OSHA and NIOSH recommendations that have developed over the past decade and explores the new federal emphasis in hazardous waste site cleanups such as radiation safety, toxicology, unexploded ordnance, OSHA training, EPA training, and site health and safety plans.

Key Features

Covers a wide array of occupational safety and health practices and recommendations applicable to hazardous waste clean-up Provides the most up-to-date information on maximum protection for workers Cites the newest OSHA and NIOSH recommendations and explores federal government emphases in the area


Environmental health and safety engineers, student and professional Industrial hygienists and municipal waste handling, transport, and disposal staff

Table of Contents

Introduction and Federal Government Programs; Information Gathering, Databases, and Site Characterization; Occupational Health and Safety Programs for Hazardous Wastes; Toxicology and Risk Assessment; Air Monitoring at Hazardous Waste Sites; Compatibility Testing; Medical Surveillance; Engineering Controls and Site Layout; Personal Protective Equipment; Heat Stress in Industrial Protective Encapsulating Garments; Decontamination; Training; Health and Safety and Contingency Plans; Radiation Safety; Ordnance, Explosive Waste and Unexploded Ordnance; Monitoring Well Health and Safety; Transportation Safety; ISO 9000 and 14000 for Hazardous Waste Operations, Appendices, Index


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About the authors

William Martin

Affiliations and Expertise

PE-Environmental Health Engineer, Health and Safety Consultant

Michael Gochfeld

Affiliations and Expertise

Former director of EOHSI in New Jersey, Clinical Professor at the UMDH-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School