Worker Protection During Hazardous Waste Remediation / Edition 1

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A basic yet comprehensive guide to working safely on hazardous waste remediation sites, this book can be used to educate workers and also as a quick reference source for workers on the job. It covers the rights and responsibilities of workers, medical surveillance, hazard recognition, toxicology, engineering controls, safe work practices, and safe use of field equipement. It then breaks into sections which cover monitoring and sampling instruments, respirators, chemical protective clothing and equipment, sampling, groundwater principles and monitoring considerations, emergency procedures, transporting hazardous wastes, decontamination, and site safety plans.
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A leading safety training organizaion, the Center for Labor Education and Research, details ways to recognize hazards, handle wastes, prevent accidents, and treat exposure victims in industrial settings. Discusses workplace design, legal issues, labeling of containers and vehicles, medical surveillance, and other aspects of a broad variety of hazards. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471289166
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/15/1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Rights and Responsibilities of Workers.

Medical Surveillance.

Hazard Recognition.


Engineering Controls.

Safe Work Practices.

Safe Use of Field Equipment.

Personal Protective Equipment.

Safe Sampling Techniques.

Groundwater Principles and Monitoring Considerations.

Emergency Procedures.

Transportation of Hazardous Wastes.


Site Safety Plan.



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