Protecting Personnel at Hazardous Waste Sites - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780750670494, 9780080539959

Protecting Personnel at Hazardous Waste Sites

3rd Edition

Authors: William Martin Michael Gochfeld
eBook ISBN: 9780080539959
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750670494
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 4th October 1999
Page Count: 664
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The latest edition of Protecting Personnel at Hazardous Waste Sites 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
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


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About the Author

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

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