"This manual is a guidance document for managers responsible for occupational safety and health programs at inactive hazardous waste sites. It assumes a basic knowledge of science and experience in occupational safety and health. It is the product of a four-agency committee - the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [NIOSHI. the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - mandated by the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) section 301(f) to study the problem of protecting the safety and health of workers at hazardous waste sites. and by CERCLA section 111(c)(6) to develop a program to protect the health and safety of employees involved in response to hazardous substance releases, removals, or remedial actions."
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 85-115
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/