Hazardous waste handbook for health and safety

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Hazardous Waste Handbook for Health and Safety is a straight forward approach to protecting workers cleaning up the nation's hazardous waste sites and chemical spills. Supervisors and site inspectors will find this handbook very useful in answering occupational health questions at the work site. The manual covers such topics as site characterization, air monitoring, personal protective equipment, decontamination, site emergencies and more. Numerous health and safety checklists, hazardous chemical data sheets, and personal protective equipment recommendations are presented for field decisions. By emphasizing those existing work practices which are most frequently accepted by the EPA, this manual reduces to a minimum the voluminous references and guidelines on hazardous waste health safety, thus allowing the field supervisor to find information quickly and efficiently. A few select references are provided at the end of each chapter with an eye towards quickly expanding available information resources when necessary. Materials is presented in basic laymen's terminology to aid those with limited occupational health and chemical training as they use the handbook. The goal of Hazardous Waste Handbook for Health and Safety is to provide practical information on protecting workers while at the same time containing the high cost of hazardous chemical waste cleanups.

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