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Document ID (ISN)100988
CIS number 02-1948
Year 2002
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2002-149
Title Guidance for controlling potential risks to workers exposed to class B biosolids
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, July 2002. 7p. 23 ref.
Internet access http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2002-149/2002-149.html [in English]
Abstract Bio-solids are organic residues resulting from the treatment of industrial and municipal wastewater. Currently, more than 50% of the bio-solids generated in the United States are recycled to improve and maintain productive soils and stimulate plant growth. Class B bio-solids may contain some pathogens found in sewage (bacteria, viruses, protozoa, helminths). Aimed at employers (essentially, farmers), this booklet provides guidance for controlling risks to workers during storage and land application of class B bio-solids. Topics covered include basic hygiene recommendations, providing appropriate protective clothing and adopting good environmental practices to prevent and minimize exposure.
Descriptors (primary) sludge; fertilizing; agriculture; biological hazards; safe working methods; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; public OSH institutions; USA; safety guides; personal hygiene; sewage treatment; pathogenic bacteria
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Agriculture