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Hazardous waste operations and their impact on worker safety and health. - std115720020025


DOE-STD-1157-2002
18. Environmental restoration personnel shall demonstrate a working level knowledge of the
requirements for the use of personal protective equipment.
Supporting Knowledge and/or Skills
a. Describe the principles governing the selection, use, and limitations of the following:
Respirators
Protective clothing
MSHA approved self-rescue devices (at applicable sites)
b. Describe the various types of equipment (devices or clothing) worn to protect a worker from
exposure to hazardous substances and physical injury.
c. Given a work procedure and atmospheric conditions, identify the appropriate type of respiratory
protection for the activity.
d. Describe the four levels of protection for workers at hazardous waste sites or for those workers
conducting emergency response activities as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency.
19. Environmental restoration personnel shall demonstrate a familiarity level knowledge of the
safety-related requirements for hazardous substances.
Supporting Knowledge and/or Skills
a. Discuss the hazards associated with the use of corrosives (acids and alkalis).
b. Describe the general safety precautions necessary for the handling, storage, and disposal of
corrosives.
c. Discuss the general safety precautions regarding toxic compounds.
d. Describe the criteria used to determine if a compound is a health hazard and discuss the methods
by which toxic compounds may enter the body.
e. Discuss the general safety precautions regarding the use, handling, and storage of compressed
gases, including specifically hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen.
f.
Discuss the safety precautions for working with cryogenic liquids.
g. Explain the difference between a flammable liquid and a combustible liquid.
h. Describe the general safety precautions regarding the use, handling, and storage of flammable and
combustible liquids.
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