|Document ID (ISN)||100988|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2002-149
||Guidance for controlling potential risks to workers exposed to class B biosolids
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, July 2002. 7p. 23 ref.
||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2002-149/2002-149.html [in English]
||Bio-solids are organic residues resulting from the treatment of industrial and municipal wastewater. Currently, more than 50% of the bio-solids generated in the United States are recycled to improve and maintain productive soils and stimulate plant growth. Class B bio-solids may contain some pathogens found in sewage (bacteria, viruses, protozoa, helminths). Aimed at employers (essentially, farmers), this booklet provides guidance for controlling risks to workers during storage and land application of class B bio-solids. Topics covered include basic hygiene recommendations, providing appropriate protective clothing and adopting good environmental practices to prevent and minimize exposure.
||sludge; fertilizing; agriculture; biological hazards; safe working methods; limitation of exposure
||protective clothing; public OSH institutions; USA; safety guides; personal hygiene; sewage treatment; pathogenic bacteria
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)