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ID (ISN) del documento37812
Número CIS 82-1019
ISSN - Título de la serie 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Año 1982
Número de serie
Autor(es) Costello R.J., King M.V.
Título Protecting workers who clean up hazardous waste sites
Información bibliográfica Jan. 1982, Vol.43, No.1, p.12-17. Illus. 15 ref.
Resumen Following a fire and explosion among 40,000 drums of unlabelled chemical waste at a dump site, air sampling and personal sampling were used to determine exposure levels of male clean-up workers. Workers monitored included manual drum handlers, heavy equipment operators, other equipment operators and technicians assisting with personal protective equipment. Chemicals of concern included: organic vapours, metals, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, cyanide compounds and dioxins. No excessive exposure to chemical substances by inhalation was found, but continuous use of respiratory protective equipment and other personal protective devices was necessary because of frequent drum ruptures.
Descriptores (primarios) eliminación de desechos peligrosos; industria química; equipo de protección individual; substancias tóxicas; saneamiento de las descargas de basura
Descriptores (secundarios) muestreo individual; bifenilos policlorados; metales; respiradores; dioxinas; pesticidas; valoración de la exposición; cianuros
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Personal protection
Waste collection and disposal
Chemical industry