Hazardous Waste Operations

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Feb 27, 2018
Illicit Drug Exposure: Tools for responders

https://tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/index.cfm?id=2562

These resources are found below, along with additional health and safety resources related to occupational exposure to synthetic opioids and the hazards associated with clandestine meth labs.

Source: NIH

Jan 27, 2017
Methamphetamine Drug Lab Cleanup Program

http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/SiteCleanup/ERP/Clan_Labs.cfm

DTSC, in conjunction with OEHHA, did develop a health-based cleanup number of 1.5 ug/100 square centimeters for homes identified as the location of former methamphetamine labs.

Source: CA Toxic Substances Cleanup

Jan 27, 2017
Clandestine Drug Lab Cleanup

http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/HealthyNeighborhoods/ClandestineDrugLabs/Pages/index.aspx

The Clandestine Drug Lab Program works to protect human health by assuring that properties formerly used in illegal drug manufacturing are properly evaluated, decontaminated, and are fit for re-occupancy.

Source: Oregon Public Health

Jan 27, 2017
Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup

https://www.epa.gov/emergency-response/voluntary-guidelines-methamphetamine-laboratory-cleanup

he Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup provides technical guidance for state and local personnel responsible for methamphetamine (meth) lab cleanup.

Source: EPA

Jan 27, 2017
EPA Environmental Response Team Products

https://www.epa.gov/ert

ERT products online including fact sheets, videos, standard operating procedures.

Source: EPA

Jan 27, 2017
EPA's Diving Safety Program

https://www.epa.gov/diving/epas-diving-safety-program

EPA's Diving Safety Program includes policies, guidelines, and standard operating procedures that help minimize our workers' occupational hazard.

Source: EPA

Jan 27, 2017
NOAA Office of Response and Restoration Response Tools

http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/oil-and-chemical-spills/oil-spills/response-tools

o better prepare response communities for oil spills, OR&R develops several software and map tools for spill response and planning. These include GNOME, a trajectory forecasting tool; ADIOS, an oil weathering model; Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps, that identify vulnerable resources and habitats; and ERMA®, a GIS-based tool that consolidates key response data.

Source: NOAA

Jan 27, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics – Hazardous Waste

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/hazardouswaste/index.html

This page provides a comprehensive guide to information regarding Safety and Health topics in Hazardous Waste Operations. It briefly covers emergency responses on hazardous waste sites.

Source: OSHA

Jan 27, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Brownfields (Recycling Industrial/Commercial Properties

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/brownfields/index.html

This webpage addresses worker health and safety at brownfields. It provides OSHA compliance information and links to tools for identifying, evaluating and controlling employee exposures to hazardous substances

Source: OSHA

Jan 27, 2017
Medline Plus Topics on Hazardous Waste

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hazardouswaste.html

MedlinePlus, provides health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.

Source: MEDLINE