Protecting Personnel at Hazardous Waste Sites

Protecting Personnel at Hazardous Waste Sites

3rd Edition - October 4, 1999

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  • Authors: William Martin, Michael Gochfeld
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080539959

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 664
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1999
  • Published: October 4, 1999
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080539959

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

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