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Document ID (ISN)42493
CIS number 84-1406
Year 1982
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.83-100
Author(s) Streng D.R., Martin W.F., Wallace L.P., Kleiner G., Gift J., Weitzman D.
Title Hazardous waste sites and hazardous substance emergencies
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIOSH, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, Dec. 1982. 22p. Illus.
Abstract This worker bulletin provides information about appropriate protection when handling hazardous substance emergencies or working at dump sites. Contents: the hazards you face and routes of exposure; protection; safe working methods; personal protective equipment; protective clothing (splash suits and fully encapsulating suits); respirators and their use (air-purifying, atmosphere-supplying); mechanical equipment safety; heat stress; contamination and decontamination; emergency information and procedures; medical surveillance programme; health and safety programme.
Descriptors (primary) waste site cleanup; disposal of harmful waste
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; health programmes; heat load; safety literature; safe working methods; periodic medical examinations; safety training in industry; respirators
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal