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Document ID (ISN)59164
CIS number 92-1840
ISBN(s) 0-945257-38-4
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
The Labor Institute
Title Hazardous waste workbook
Bibliographic information Apex Press, Council on International and Public Affairs, Inc., 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA, 5th edition, 1991. 2 vols. Illus. 18 ref. Index.
Abstract This training manual is designed for use by worker-trainers teaching courses for hazardous waste workers and chemical emergency responders. It uses a non-lecture approach called the Small Group Activity Method. Twelve activities are covered: job fear (relationship between job security and the protection of health, safety and the environment); assessing hazardous waste problems; tackling toxic chemical myths; use of Material Safety Data Sheets; evaluation of exposure monitoring reports; control of toxic hazards; respiratory protection; evaluation of company medical surveillance programmes; legal aspects; strenghtening the Health and Safety Committee; evaluating emergency response plans; relating to the community. An accompanying document provides an 8-hour refresher course.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; occupational safety and health; training material; toxic substances; chemical safety
Descriptors (secondary) local exhaust; training course; training manuals; exhaust ventilation; hazard evaluation; emergency organization; safety and health documentation; neighbourhood populations; medico-legal aspects; determination in air; medical supervision; safety and health committees; respirators
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
OSH training