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Document ID (ISN)61871
CIS number 94-654
ISBN(s) 3-89429-187-7
Year 1992
Convention or series no. Fb 652
Author(s) Bauder R., Waldner-Sander S., Wölfle M., Urlaub G.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Title Surveillance while working with special category waste. Exposure control on special waste disposal sites
Original title Überwachungskonzepte bei der Sonderabfallentsorgung [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftverlag NW, Verlag für neuen Wissenschaft GmbH, Postfach 101110, 2850 Bremerhaven 1, Germany, 1992. x, 271p. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract In the special waste disposal industry the handling of multi-component mixtures is a normal operation. The composition of these is often unknown or constantly changing. In order to avoid risks to health, the German Ordinance concerning Hazardous Substances (see CIS 92-18) provides monitoring of adherence to maximum or recommended levels. In the report it is shown that monitoring of the workplace in the field of special category waste disposal in accordance with the Technical Guidance Rules for Chemical Substances (TRGS 402 and 403) is only achievable in conjunction with considerable expenditure and does not allow any assessment of future exposure levels. Suitable monitoring concepts for each area of special category waste disposal, based essentially on preventive measures for minimizing exposure to hazardous substances, are examined. Monitoring is shown to be neither sufficient nor practical, and protection of the workers and preventive measures are necessary. Suggested guidelines for practical procedures are presented. Summaries in English and French.
Descriptors (primary) workplace monitoring; Germany; exposure tests; waste disposal; biological hazards; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) report; dangerous substances
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Waste collection and disposal
Biological hazards