Preparing brownfields for productive reuse requires the integration of many elements—financial issues, community involvement, liability considerations, environmental assessment
and cleanup, regulatory requirements, and more—as well as coordination among many groups of stakeholders. The assessment and cleanup of a site must be carried out in a way that integrates
all those factors into the overall redevelopment process. The following links provide information about evaluating exposure to hazards at a brownfields site.
Sector Notebooks. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Provides a list of chemicals and pollutants associated with 30 individual industries.
Safety and Health Aspects of EM CX Remediation Technologies. US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Publication No. EM 1110-1-4007, (2003, August 15). This engineering manual contains detailed hazard analyses for 25 commonly used EM CX site remediation technologies and is written for USACE project designers, Architect-Engineers (A-Es) and safety and health professionals. The document serves as a resource in identifying potential hazards unique and/or significant to the technologies addressed along with recommended controls.
OSHA provides several guidance resources for evaluating employee exposure to site chemicals.
Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards. US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 81-123, (1981, January). Provides a table of contents of guidelines for many hazardous chemicals. The files provide technical chemical information, including chemical and physical properties, health effects, exposure limits, and recommendations for medical monitoring, personal protective equipment (PPE), and control procedures.
Chemical Sampling Information. OSHA. Presents, in concise form, data on a large number of chemical substances that may be encountered in industrial hygiene investigations.
NEWTechnical Equipment: On-site Measurements. Identifies direct-reading monitoring equipment and procedures. Direct-reading monitoring can evaluate both chemical and physical hazards (noise, radiation, and heat stress).
NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM). US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication 2003-154, (2003). NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed. NMAM also includes chapters on quality assurance, sampling, portable instrumentation, etc.
Hazards. Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (elcosh). Provides resources for evaluating and controlling physical hazards during construction.
Biological hazards like bloodborne pathogens (HIV, Hepatitis B and C) and vector borne diseases (Lyme, West Nile Virus, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Rabies) may be easily overlooked
but are often associated with site work.
All other documents, that are not PDF materials or formatted for the web, are available as Microsoft Office® formats and videos and are noted accordingly. If additional assistance is needed with reading, reviewing or accessing these documents or any figures and illustrations, please also contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 693-2300.
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