Occupational Safety and Health Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Site Activities

Prepared by: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

NOTICE: This copy of the 1985 version of the "Occupational Safety and Health Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Site Activities" was prepared solely for posting to the Internet. The text contained in this version is the same text contained in the hard copy version, only reformatted (the text of the original was formatted into two-columns). To obtain a hard copy of the document, please contact NIOSH at (800) 356-4674.
CONTENTS - Download All-In-1 PDF File - or by section below:
1. Introduction
2. Hazards
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3. Planning and Organization
4. Training
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5. Medical Program
6. Site Characterization
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7. Air Monitoring
8. Personal Protective Equipment
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9. Site Control
10. Decontamination
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11. Handling Drums and Other Containers
12. Site Emergencies
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Appendices PDF file
A. List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
B. Generic Site Safety Plan
C. Sample Hazardous Substance Information Form
D. Sample Decontamination Procedures for Three Typical Levels of Protection
E. NIOSH, OSHA, and EPA Regional Offices and USCG District Offices