July 31, 2017
Washington – OSHA has created a webpage intended to help workers and employers involved with the agency’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (1910.120) for construction and general industry.
The page includes links to background information on HAZWOPER and corresponding OSHA standards, as well as resources for general businesses, worker preparedness and training.
The Superfund Amendments Reauthorization Act required OSHA to establish regulations protecting workers involved in hazardous waste procedures. Workers exposed to hazardous substances may encounter various immediate and long-term health effects, including chemical burns, sensitization, irritation and other potentially fatal toxic effects, OSHA notes. In addition, unexpected releases of hazardous substances may trigger fires, explosions, high-energy events and/or toxic atmospheres.
Related Training DVDs:
HAZWOPER Orientation Training Program
Your training can be the difference between successful containment and prevention of the emergency. View Product
Monitoring Procedures & Equipment Video
Assists facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA’s HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120). View Product
HAZWOPER Respiratory Protection Video & DVD
Instructs employees who deal with hazardous materials about how to protect themselves from respiratory hazards. View Product