HAZWOPER Program Implementation

HAZWOPERWhat important items should you know and be aware of when creating a HAZWOPER program for your facility? We have researched the subject and provided an excellent overview of items you must consider. There are 3 main categories for successful implementation of a HAZWOPER program - Planning, Training and Personal Protective Equipment.

Because of the seriousness of the safety and health hazards related to hazardous waste operations and emergency response, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard, Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1910.120 and 1926.65 (see 54 Federal Register 9294-9336, March 6, 1989) to protect employees in this environment and to help them handle hazardous substances safely and effectively. The HAZWOPER standard for the construction industry, 29 CFR 1926.65, is identical to 29 CFR 1910.120. You must also consider if your facility is regulated under an OSHA State Plan. OSHA State Plans are approved regulatory agencies by U.S. OSHA to implement, and carry out, and enforce HAZWOPER programs.


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