of the complexity associated with implementing testing programs
internationally, this project will focus on developing an inventory plan that
can be implemented as a separate project.
I - Test Plan Development
communities where ship breaking is occurring .
· Compile data on
how many vessels are broken up, duration of activity, size and location of
adjacent communities, information from local clinics about health impacts of
ship breaking, community organizations that have an interest in the testing and
could play a role in disseminating results.
representatives with local and national governments who could advise on the
steps that need to be taken to implement the proposed testing program; this
Necessary permits/permissions needed to proceed.
Information specific to the site where testing would take place
(e.g. availability of power, local accommodations, site security, other
Identification of other local and national agencies that have an
interest in these activities and may be able to play a role in supporting the
Possible local teaming partners who could help support this
· Based on
information compiled above develop a matrix of all sampling locations and rank
them to determine which sites would be most conducive for testing and could
have the greatest impact on local health.
· For the top
locations develop a plan that lays out how sampling is to be implements
including a list of individuals or agencies that will need to be included in
the process. If possible this plan could also include training local staff in
the sampling protocol
2 - Initial Mitigation Assessment
· Concurrent with
the development of the test plan, an initial compilation of possible mitigation
strategies can be assessed that includes methods to reduce worker exposure to
HAPs as well as exposure of local community members. This assessment can be refined in the future once
test data are analyzed.
Phase 3 – Prepare Documents for Open Bid
for Testing Project
Development of detailed scope of work
that includes the testing plan and critical information compiled in Phase I
pertaining to sampling sites.