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Document ID (ISN)59067
CIS number 92-1985
ISSN - Serial title 1047-322X - Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Levine S.P., Turpin R.D., Gochfeld M.
Title Protecting personnel at hazardous waste sites - Current issues
Bibliographic information Dec. 1991, Vol.6, No.12, p.1007-1014. 44 ref.
Abstract The article critically reviews the importance of historical developments in the field of hazardous waste management and cleanup in the US, including waste already deposited at thousands of sites and waste being generated in day-to-day industrial operations. Government regulations for the protection of personnel at hazardous waste sites are outlined. The article considers issues of primary preventive strategies (e.g. air monitoring) and secondary preventive strategies (e.g. medical surveillance) and makes recommendations.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; dangerous substances; legislation; waste site cleanup; employees; USA
Descriptors (secondary) programme evaluation; respirators; air sampling; comment on directive; medical examinations; exposure tests; history; medical supervision
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal