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Hazwoper

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THIS SECTION IS FOR YOU if you perform:

  • Clean-up operations at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
  • Corrective actions involving clean-up operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA);
  • Voluntary clean-up operations at sites recognized by federal, state, local, or other governmental body as uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
  • Operations involving hazardous wastes at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities regulated by RCRA, or by agencies under agreement with the EPA to implement RCRA regulations; or
  • Emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of releases of, hazardous substances regardless of the location of the hazard.

The Compliance Center helps you comply with the OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response standard.

Articles & Insight
  • sample image Are You Covered by Hazwoper?

    Hazwoper, aka the OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response...
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  • sample image Step 1: Developing a Health & Safety Program for Hazardous Waste Operations

    The first requirement of Hazwoper is to "develop and implement" a written health and safety program for employees involved in hazardous ...
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  • sample image Step 2: Performing Hazard Analysis

    Hazwoper (Sec. 1910.120(c)) requires evaluation of hazardous waste sites, i.e., facilities or locations in which ...
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  • sample image Step 3: Site Control Measures Required Prior to Cleanup Operations

    The next phase of Hazwoper compliance is to implement site control measures prior to cleanup operations to control employee exposure to hazardous conditions
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  • sample image Step 4: Provide Safety Training to Cleanup Site Personnel

    All workers at the site of cleanup operations must receive appropriate safety training (Sec. 1910.120(e)). Here's what you're required to do.
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Time Saving Tools
  • You Can Be Affected By Lab Safety – Safety Talk Handout
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    Whether it's a large research facility, a small testing room or a medical laboratory, a lab will likely contain substances dangerous to your health and safety. Read More...

  • Medical Surveillance Policy
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    Section 1910.120(f) of the Hazwoper Standard requires employers to institute a medical surveillance program to... Read More...

  • PPE Requirements for Hazwoper Operations
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    Section 1910.120(g)(3) of the Hazwoper Standard requires employers to determine and require employees engaged in Hazwoper operations to use appropriate PPE for the work. Read More...

  • Decontamination Procedures
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    The air found on Hazwoper sites typically contains hazardous substances in potentially dangerous concentrations. Read More...

  • Hazwoper Emergency Response Plan
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    Section (q)(2), of the Hazwoper Standard requires employers to develop and implement a written Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to protect the... Read More...

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