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Hazardous Waste Compliance

By: Clifford Florczak and James Roughton

282 pages, 23 b/w photos, tabs


Hardback | Aug 2001 | #124360 | ISBN: 0750674369
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Hazardous Waste Compliance concentrates on government regulations as they relate to hazardous waste and other hazardous materials. The main focus of this book is on how to comply with these requirements as well as on other best management practices (BMP), which will ensure worker safety and business protection from the risk of the commercial penalties associated with regulations breaches. The authors provide the reader with useful techniques to enhance worker protection and promote efficiency, productivity and cost effectiveness, along with achieving the necessary quality standards for the work being performed. The authors further outline and define methods to help reduce worker injury and illness, the scope and application of HAZWOPER, and ways to implement hazardous material related requirements through enhancements of existing programs. In addition, detailed discussion helps to provide methods to help promote consistency in health and safety program development for handling hazardous materials, encourage a high standard for health and safety, and share lessons learned to help provide approaches that have been implemented on hazardous waste and other sites. It provides a comprehensive overview of regulatory requirements in the industry. Real-life experiences are presented in the form of case histories. It is a training aid for both new and experienced site workers.


Introduction; Compliance Issues; Planning Activities; Conducting a Job Hazard Analysis; Developing a Site-Specific Health and Safety Plan; Development of a Site-Specific Health and Safety Plan; Implementing the Safety Plan; Training Requirements; Personal Protective Equipment; Decontamination Activities; Emergency Preparedness; Appendices

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Cliff Florczak has spent twenty years in the environmental, safety, and health-related field. He has worked as a contractor performing environmental work for the US Environmental Protection Agency, teaching in the public school system, in private industry including manufacturers of both steel and chemicals, and is currently employed in the environmental consulting industry with a specialization in safety and health. Mr. Florczak has also written and co-authored numerous articles. James E. Roughton's experience includes four years military and 36 years in industry in various capacities. For the past 27 years he has aided in developing safety management systems to enhance safety leadership. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Environmental Trainer (CET) and, a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Mr Roughton received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Christopher Newport College and his Masters in Safety Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). He is the past President of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Georgia Chapter, an active member of the safety advisory board of the Department of Labor of Georgia, Vice Chair for the Gwinnett Safety Professionals Association, co-founder and Past President of the Heart of Georgia Safety Society, a member of the board of directors and adjunct instructor for the Occupational Health and Safety Technology Program at Lanier Tech, and adjunct instructor at Georgia Tech. Mr Roughton is also an accomplished author and manages his own web site,, where he provides a resource network for other professionals. He has received several management awards for his efforts and was named the Georgia chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) 1998-1999.

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