Accession Number:

ADA164718

Title:

Development of an Environmental Monitoring Program. Volume 1. Marine Hazardous Chemical Worker.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 82-Oct 85,

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

1985-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

This report describes the development of an environmental monitoring plan applied to marine industry personnel who may be potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals during their work. The goal of this plan is to minimize the workers exposure to hazardous materials during work activities. The environmental monitoring plan includes the use of 1 safe work practices that specify how to carry out activities that involve potential exposure to hazardous materials, 2 environmental monitoring devices for measuring chemical vapor or dust concentration in the air, and 3 personal protective equipment to prevent inhalation of and skin contact with hazardous materials. The environmental monitoring plan was subjected to a trial evaluation in a series of field tests. These field tests included two job activities in which workers were potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals for 1 U.S. Coast marine inspectors and pollution prevention boarding teams, 2 merchant marine tankerman working on chemical tankerships, and 3 merchant marine tankerman working on chemical barges. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE