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Document ID (ISN)107259
CIS number 07-1259
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gochfeld M., Volz C.D., Burger J., Jewett S., Powers C.W., Friedlander B.
Title Developing a health and safety plan for hazardous field work in remote areas
Bibliographic information Dec. 2006, Vol.3, No.12, p.671-683. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract Developing health and safety plans (HASPs) is a common feature of occupational safety and health for many workplaces. Formal HASPs are a requirement for hazardous waste work. Aside from that of OSHA, there is relatively little practical guidance on what a HASP should cover or how to create and implement one. This article details the development of a HASP to cover field researchers and ship personnel conducting scientific research in a remote area (Amchitka Island in the western Aleutians), hundreds of kilometres from the nearest emergency room. It required characterizing the kinds of work to be performed and anticipating the hazards that could be encountered. An expedition of this sort requires extensive planning and experienced safety personnel, and cannot rely on luck to ensure the safe return of participants.
Descriptors (primary) scientific and engineering technicians; dangerous work; research; hazard evaluation; safety planning; ships
Descriptors (secondary) work in isolation; plant safety and health organization; safety training in industry; emergency services
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Risk evaluation