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Document ID (ISN)100305
CIS number 02-1358
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2001
Convention or series no. DMT 87 TC 83
Author(s) Héry M., Mouton C., Maison A., Falcy M.
Title Remediation of polluted sites: Prevention of occupational hazards
Original title Réhabilitation des sites pollués: prévention des risques professionnels [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2001, No.87, p.291-320. 7 ref.
Abstract During polluted site remediation, workers may be faced with many different hazards. Construction work, in particular involving earthmoving equipment, can give rise to collapse and burying accidents. The presence of chemicals can result in poisonings, fires and explosions. Machinery may emit noise and vibrations. This article describes a methodological approach for a systematic organization of polluted site remediation, based on a meticulous analysis of hazards. An appendix includes examples of preventive measures adopted for the removal of drums stored in a disused manufacturing plant, the demolition of a caustic-chlorine electrolysis plant and the remediation of solvent-polluted soil.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; environmental pollution; waste site cleanup
Descriptors (secondary) France; electrolysis; vibration; fire hazards; toxic substances; solvents; explosion hazards; drums; storage; hazard evaluation; civil engineering; chemical hazards; safe working methods; earthmoving equipment; noise
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Environmental pollution