As the environmental technology aspects of hazardous waste remediation projects are becoming more innovative, the occupational health and safety aspects associated with these projects have not kept pace. This study was designed to examine a single, long-term remediation project's experiences with this dilemma. Although the project employed a number of traditional strategies to abate occupational health and safety hazards through most of its course, innovations concerning chemical protective clothing, air monitoring/sampling equipment, and the management of physical hazards at the last and perhaps most dangerous site lead to some interesting results. These results suggest that innovative yet practical solutions exist to improve occupational health and safety performance on remediation projects, which is a lesson learned that projects of the future should heed to achieve continuous improvement.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Hazardous waste site remediation--Technological innovations; Hazardous waste sites--Safety measures; Pollution control industry--Health aspects; Industrial hygiene
Department, Program, or Center
Civil Engineering Technology Environmental Management and Safety (CAST)
Hansen, Brian, "Occupational health & safety innovations in the hazardous waste remediation industry" (2001). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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