|Document ID (ISN)||59066|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1047-322X - Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Health and safety training for underground storage tank removal
||Dec. 1991, Vol.6, No.12, p.1015-1019. 39 ref.
||A 40-hour training course for underground storage tank (UST) removal supervisors was developed, using as a foundation a 16-hour US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training course for state UST inspectors and materials adapted for use in UST training. Respirator training, basic training in handling hazardous wastes, field exercises, and first aid/CPR training comprised the additional hours required to satisfy the 40-hour training requirement specified in US legislation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed rules requiring that workers receive training in an accredited programme for hazardous waste operations. The specific course content contains many topics of direct concern to UST operations, but others do not. It is recommended 1) that specialised training which recognises the specific hazards of UST removal should be made available for UST removal workers and 2) that this training should be available for accreditation under the OSHA proposals. A sample 40-hour curriculum is included.
||dangerous substances; training course; training material; safety programmes; safety training in industry; storage tanks
||USA; waste site cleanup; comment on directive; programme evaluation; supervisors; legal aspects
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Materials handling and storage
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations