What is OSHA and its hazardous waste operation requirements?
OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (establishes and enforces regulations regarding worker protection)
Hazardous Waste Operation Requirements: (29 CFR 1910.120 and 29 CFR 1926.65)
40/24 hour training is required initially with an annual 8-hour refresher.
Required for workers who are:
- Involved in clean-up operations required by a governmental body
- Performing corrective actions involving clean-up operations covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Performing voluntary clean-up at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites
- Working at a Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (TSDF)
Who should attend?
24-hour Hazwoper training is required for workers who have limited contact with site hazards (for example – surveyors)
The 8-hour annual refresher is the same for both the 24-hour and 40-hour trained workers.
What you will learn?
Attendees will gain an understanding of the potential hazards faced when working on a contaminated site along with ways to safely perform their tasks on these sites.
Why is it important?
The answer to this question includes all of the training that Emilcott has to offer.
- Primary reason – to give workers the information and tools to perform their jobs safely and in compliance with legal requirements.
- The training is required by laws established by OSHA, federal and state environmental protection agencies.
What roles/types of companies needs to complete Hazwoper training/certification?
Companies and personnel performing work at a clean-up site as defined above.