Description - Hazardous Waste Site Operations by Michael F. Waxman

A complete guide to OSHA training requirements for hazardous wastecleanup professionals

Love Canal, Times Beach, Bhopal--these and other industry-relatedenvironmental disasters provided the impetus for present-dayregulations governing cleanup of hazardous waste sites and thehealth and safety training of workers engaged in these operations.This manual addresses the 1986 amendments to Congress's "Superfund"act (known as SARA) and the growth industry in hazardous wasteremediation that emerged as a result. Specifically, it deals withthe OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.120 that requires all businesses withhazardous waste operations--and all remediation contractors--totrain their staffs on a regular basis, stressing training formanagers, supervisors, scientists, and engineers.

Covering all training topics mandated by OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.120,this comprehensive guide
* Conforms point by point to OSHA's 40-hour off-site trainingrequirement for site professionals, managers, and supervisors
* Includes field-tested, practical instructional material, based onthe author's own successful 40-hour courses at the University ofWisconsin extension program that has trained more than one thousandenvironmental professionals since 1986
* Addresses the entire spectrum of health and safety issues,including health risks associated with specific chemicals and safehandling of hazardous materials
* Demonstrates the correct use of protective gear and how to followsafe work practices
* Discusses the continually changing regulatory and enforcementclimate that governs the removal of hazards from waste sites
* And much more

The text of choice for any hazardous site operations trainingprogram, whether taught in universities, government agencies, orindustry, Hazardous Waste Site Operations is an excellent guide forinstructors, an invaluable reference for students, and a usefulresource for professionals in the field.

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