Controlling Metallic Mercury Exposure in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers

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DIANE Publishing, 1996 - Mercury - 64 pages
Provides comprehensive information to ensure that everything possible is done in the workplace to prevent or reduce the pain and suffering caused by mercury exposure. Contains a systematic nine-step framework for assessing and controlling mercury exposure. Appendices: guidelines for the safe clean-up of mercury spilled in the workplace; mercury vacuums; mercury industrial hygiene monitoring methods; mercury in air exposure limits, and much more. Resources section lists sources of additional information and assistance for employers.
 

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Page C-8 - Job descriptions must carry the appropriate and precise descriptions for each position.14 Emulating Taylor's scientific management, this new rationality in public welfare is based on specifying in minute detail what is to be done, how it is to be done, by whom, and the time allowed. The standard tools of input-output analysis are applied to the entire work-flow and the movement of clients through the system. By first charting this flow and all contingencies, the aim is to develop an integrated workflow...
Page C-5 - Mr. Siek worked for the Pueblo City-County Health Department, until 1960 when he returned to school at the University of Michigan, where he obtained the master of public health degree in 1961. He is a member of the Health Physics Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists and the Colorado Public Health Association. Mr. Siek presently is serving as chairman of the Conference of Radiation Control Program...
Page C-4 - American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), and the National Safety Council (NSC).
Page C-4 - ... describing briefly the proposed project, and inquire as to their interest in it; then, on receipt of an affirmative answer, request them to come in for a separate personal interview, and, at the same time, give...
Page C-4 - A small, relatively young organization of outstanding engineers may offer as wide a base of technical knowledge and experience as a large and long-established firm.
Page C-4 - Select from three to six firms which appear to be best qualified for the particular project; write each of them individual letters, describing briefly the proposed project, and inquire as to their interest in it; then, on receipt of an affirmative answer, request them to come in for a separate personal...
Page C-6 - Among those may be mentioned: Percentage of estimated or actual cost of construction. Fixed lump sum. Cost plus a fixed amount. Salary cost times a factor, plus incurred expenses. Per diem. Reference may be made to publications by the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Road Builders' Association, and other technical and professional societies.
Page C-4 - At the interview, go over the qualifications and record of each firm. Have the firms submit up-to-date data and available staff information, a brief description of work on hand...
Page 2 - Inhaled mercury vapor may cause mood changes; inability to concentrate; memory loss; a fine shaking, tingling, or loss of feeling of the hand, tongue, or eyelid; discoloration of the cornea and lens of the eye; disturbances of vision; and kidney disease.
Page F-9 - In both cases described above, waste must be manifested, and shipped to a facility licensed to accept mercury-containing waste.

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