What to Do? Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 OSHA - Dept of Labor Intended to assure a safe and healthful working environment for working men and women
Employer Best Practices Best Possible Engineering Best Possible Administration Last Resort - PPE
OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Comprehensive Substance Standards Industry Specific Standards General Industrial Hygiene and Safety Standards General Performance-Oriented Standards
General Industry Standards Ventilation Ionizing Radiation Compressed Gasses HAZWOPER General Requirements –PPE Respiratory Protection
HAZWOPER Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response - A Safety and Health program - A comprehensive plan to develop procedures, and identify and control hazards - Standard Operating Procedures for Safety and Health - A Safety and Health plan that integrates the general program with a specific site - A Safety and Training Program - A Medical Surveillance Program
Safety and Training Program All employees who may be exposed to hazardous substances must be trained to the level their job requires before they are permitted to engage in, supervise, or manage hazardous waste operations…Employees who are on-site, but are not potentially exposed over the PEL, are required to have a minimum of 24 hours off-site instruction and one day of field experience. All affected employees must complete 8 hours of rfresher training annually.
General Requirements for PPE Employer must complete a hazard assessment in order to identify PPE needed Every employee required to PPE must be trained in the care and use of it. Why PPE needed PPE Selection and limitations Employee must demonstrate use and understanding of PPE Must Keep written records
Respiratory Protection Must have written SOP’s Must be trained in the care and use of respirator Initial and annual medical examinations required.
Subpart Z Bloodborne Pathogen - all employees Hazard Communication - right-to-know - container labeling - MSDS - Hazardous Substances Inventory