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Hazardous Waste

Toxic Waste

Standards

This section highlights OSHA standards, preambles to final rules (background to final rules), Federal Register notices (rules, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), model training programs, and other federal and national consensus standards related to hazardous waste.


State Standards

There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA’s and may have different or more stringent requirements.

OSHA

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

  • 1910 Subpart E, Means of egress
    • 1910.38, Emergency action plans
  • 1910 Subpart H, Hazardous materials
    • 1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
      • Appendix A, Personal protective equipment test methods
      • Appendix B, General description and discussion of the levels of protective gear
      • Appendix C, Compliance guidelines
      • Appendix D, References
      • Appendix E, Training curriculum guidelines (Non-mandatory)
  • 1910 Subpart I, Personal protective equipment
    • 1910.134, Respiratory protection
  • 1910 Subpart J, General environmental controls
    • 1910.141, Sanitation
    • 1910.146, Permit-required confined spaces
      • Appendix A, Permit-required confined spaces decision flow chart
      • Appendix B, Procedures for atmospheric testing
      • Appendix C, Examples of permit-required confined spaces programs
      • Appendix D, Confined space pre-entry check list
      • Appendix E, Sewer system entry
  • 1910 Subpart L, Fire protection
    • 1910.165, Employee alarm systems
  • 1910 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances
    • 1910.1200, Hazard communication

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

  • 1926 Subpart D, Occupational health and environmental controls
    • 1926.65, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
      • Appendix A, Personal protective equipment test methods
      • Appendix B, General description and discussion of the levels of protection and protective gear
      • Appendix C, Compliance guidelines
      • Appendix D, References
      • Appendix E, Training curriculum guidelines (Non-mandatory)

Preambles to Final Rules

  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Federal Register Notices

  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Final Rules 59:43268-43280, (August 22, 1994).

Directives

  • Inspection Procedures for 29 CFR 1910.120 and 1926.65, Paragraph (q): Emergency Response to Hazardous Substance Releases (PDF). CPL 02-02-073, (August 27, 2007). Updates enforcement procedures for compliance officers who need to conduct inspections of emergency response operations. It defines additional terms and expands on training requirements for emergency responders and other groups such as skilled support personnel. This OSHA instruction revises CPL 02-02-059, issued April 24, 1998.
  • Technical Enforcement and Assistance Guidelines for Hazardous Waste Site and RCRA Corrective Action Clean-up Operations HAZWOPER 1910.120 (b)-(o) Directive. CPL 02-02-071, (November 5, 2003).
  • Compliance policy for emergency action plans and fire prevention plans. CPL 02-01-037 [CPL 2-1.037], (July 9, 2002).Clarifies several Regional Instructions regarding 29 CFR 1910.38. Change to OSHA Instruction CPL 2-2.59A, Inspection Procedures for the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard, Appendix F, page F-3, rescind citation policy of 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(1). Rescinds Clarifications of Interpretations and Citation Policy on 29 CFR 1910.38 and 1910.157 Standards.
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response; Final Rule and Corrections. CSP 01-01-024 [STP 2-1.154C], (June 10, 1991). Describes a federal program change to the regions and state designees.

Model Training Programs

  • Draft Model Training Program for Hazard Communication

Other Related Information

  • The Application of HAZWOPER to Worksite Response and Cleanup Activities

Other Federal

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • 40 CFR Part 311, Worker protection. Describes the applicability of OSHA’s HAZWOPER Standard, 29 CFR 1910.120, to state and local government employees.

National Consensus

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

  • D6235 – 04, Standard Practice for Expedited Site Characterization of Vadose Zone and Ground Water Contamination at Hazardous Waste Contaminated Sites.
  • D6498 – 99, Standard Guide for Household Hazardous Waste Training Outline for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Operations.

 

Original Source: https://www.osha.gov/

 

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