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Document ID (ISN)59066
CIS number 92-1831
ISSN - Serial title 1047-322X - Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nelson D.I.
Title Health and safety training for underground storage tank removal
Bibliographic information Dec. 1991, Vol.6, No.12, p.1015-1019. 39 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; training course; training material; safety programmes; safety training in industry; storage tanks
Descriptors (secondary) USA; waste site cleanup; comment on directive; programme evaluation; supervisors; legal aspects
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Safety programmes