Accession Number:

ADA460590

Title:

Site Specific Safety and Health Plan for Fort George G. Meade Base Closure Parcel Site Inspection Study

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

EA ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INC SPARKS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

Personnel involved in field investigations and remediation at sites where hazardous wastes may be present are potentially exposed to a variety of hazards, including Inhalation of toxic airborne contaminants. Skin contact with contaminated soil and water. Presence of flammablecombustible vapors. Oxygendeficient atmospheres. Heat stress due to protective clothing and environmental conditions. Physical hazards inherent to field operations e.g., working near heavy equipment or at remote locations. Adequate planning is needed prior to performing work at these sites to minimize the risk of employee injury or illness. Note that certain items included in this site safety and health plan have been deemed necessary over the course of the technical plan development however, the current budget estimates do not reflect additional costs associated with these items. These additional items include Section 3.3.5 states that Unexploded Ordnance UXO clearance will be given to a depth of 5 feet prior to drilling, and to 20 ft once drilling operations begin. A list of areas which must be cleared for UXO prior to the beginning of work operations is presented in Section 3.3.5 of the SSSHP. Any suspect UXO areas added by a change in the scope of work will have to be added to this list and receive UXO clearance prior to work startup. If the ecological survey includes surface watersediment sampling, soil sampling, or electrofishing, then all suspect UXO areas where these operations occur must first be cleared for UXO. A buffer zone of 100 yards surrounding suspect mustard areas, in which no invasive operations may occur, will be established by the EA SSHS.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE