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Title: Fall Protection Procedures for Sealing Bulk Waste Shipments by Rail Cars at Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) Sites - 13509

Rail-cars loaded with radioactive materials must be closed and fastened to comply with United States Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements before they shipped. Securing waste shipments in a manner that meets these regulations typically results in the use of a sealable rail-car liner. Workers accessing the tops of the 2.74 m high rail-cars to seal and inspect liners for compliance prior to shipment may be exposed to a fall hazard. Relatively recent revisions to the Fall Protection requirements in the Safety and Health Requirements Manual (EM385-1-1, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) have necessitated modifications to the fall protection systems previously employed for rail-car loading at Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) sites. In response these projects have developed site-specific procedures to protect workers and maintain compliance with the improved fall protection regulations. (authors)
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Buffalo District, Buffalo, New York 14207 (United States)
  2. Cabrera Services (Cabrera) East Harford, CT 06108 (United States)
  3. Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc. (Shaw) Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22225088
Report Number(s):
INIS-US--13-WM-13509
TRN: US14V0665046043
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: WM2013: Waste Management Conference: International collaboration and continuous improvement, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 24-28 Feb 2013; Other Information: Country of input: France; 5 refs.
Research Org:
WM Symposia, 1628 E. Southern Avenue, Suite 9-332, Tempe, AZ 85282 (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 42 ENGINEERING; COMPLIANCE; HEALTH HAZARDS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REGULATIONS; REMEDIAL ACTION; US CORPS OF ENGINEERS