Accession Number : ADA328372

Title :   Final Health and Safety Plan, Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Revision 1.

Corporate Author : LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

PDF Url : ADA328372

Report Date : 16 JUN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 663

Abstract : Personnel involved in remedial investigations and field sampling at sites where hazardous substances (hazardous materials, and wastes) are present may be potentially exposed to a wide variety of chemical, physical, environmental, biological, and ergonomic hazards, including: Inhalation of toxic airborne contaminants; Skin contact with contaminated soil and water; Presence of flammable/combustible vapors; Oxygen-deficient atmospheres; Unexploded ordnance; Heat stress due to protective clothing and environmental conditions; Etiologic agents and biological hazards; and Physical hazards inherent to field operations (e.g., working near heavy equipment, slips, trips, falls). Thus, adequate planning is essential prior to performing work at sites containing hazardous substances in order to minimize the risk of employee injury or illness. Field investigation tasks to be performed by Arthur D. Little at Fort Devens include the following: Geophysical surveys; Unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance; * Test pit excavation; Surface water and sediment sampling; Surficial soil sampling; Concrete and asphalt sampling; Soil borings; Ground water sampling; Building wipe sampling. More detailed description of these activities are provided in the site-specific HASPs included in the supplements to the HASP, as well as in the Work Plans and the Quality Assurance Project Plan for Fort Devens.

Descriptors :   *HEALTH, *TOXICITY, *SAFETY, *CONTAMINATION, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, *RADIATION HAZARDS, *HEAT STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), RISK, BIOLOGY, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, VAPORS, WATER, AIRBORNE, FIELD TESTS, ASPHALT, CONCRETE, COMBUSTION, GROUND WATER, SOILS, SURVEYS, PLANNING, ETIOLOGY, SURFACE WATERS, SAMPLING, CONTAMINANTS, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, QUALITY ASSURANCE, GEOPHYSICS, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, EXCAVATION, SEDIMENTS, MASSACHUSETTS, FLAMMABILITY, INHALATION, DISEASE VECTORS, UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE