Waste Water Treatment

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Jan 17, 2017
Important Safety Tips for Wastewater Treatment Plants

http://www.reliableplant.com/Read/29966/wastewater-treatment-plants

Following are some simple tips to keep your safety plan up to date and effective in these demanding conditions.

Source: Reliable Plant

Feb 01, 2007
WorkSafe BC Topic Page: Chorine

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/hazards-exposures/chlorine

Chlorine is a powerful disinfectant and bleaching agent. In both gas and liquid forms it is toxic and extremely dangerous. Exposure can result in death. Workers should take every precaution when working with or around chlorine.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Oct 01, 2006
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Chlorine

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/chlorine/

This NIOSH Topic page provides links to information including NIOSH Pocket Guide, International Chemical Safety Cards, Documentation of Immediately Danger to LIfe and Health concentrations and more.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 01, 2006
Exposure to Biohazards

http://www.elcosh.org/document/1916/d000734/Exposure%2Bto%2BBiohazards.html

This article reviews the general process of wastewater treatment, microorganisms that may be in wastewater, the risk of infection by these organisms and preventive steps SH&E professionals can implement to protect workers and minimize risks.

Source: ELCOSH

Jun 01, 2005
Common Mistakes in Confined Space Monitoring

http://ehstoday.com/safety/confined-spaces/ehs_imp_37605

A confined space is no place to "learn as you go." Learn how to avoid these potentially deadly errors in the work world's most dangerous spaces.

Source: EH&S Today

May 01, 2005
Biological Hazards in Sewage and Wastewater Treatment Plants Hazard Alert

http://www.cpwr.com/sites/default/files/publications/hazsludge.pdf

During construction and maintenance of sewage and wastewater plants, workers may be killed by drowning, trench collapses, falls, confined spaces, and exposure to chlorine or hydrogen sulfide gas. The work can also make you sick.

Source: CPWR

May 01, 2005
Guidance for Controlling Potential Risks to Workers Exposed to Class B Biosolids

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2002-149/pdfs/2002-149.pdf

This document provides information, guidance, and recommendations to employers and employees working with Class B biosolids to minimize occupational risks from pathogens.

Source: NIOSH

May 01, 2005
Tips for Pennsylvania Wastewater Workers on Staying Healthy at Work

http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/waterops/Redesign/Subpages/tipsforwwworkers.htm

The following are some suggestions that may help workers in this field to stay healthy on the job. a related to health and safety for wastewater workers.

Source: ennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection