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29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Hazwoper) Presented By: Etech Environmental & Safety Solutions, Inc.

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1 29 CFR Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Hazwoper) Presented By: Etech Environmental & Safety Solutions, Inc.

2 (a) Scope, application, and definitions Paragraph One(i)-(iv): Required/voluntary clean-up operations at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites Clean-up operations at sites covered by Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

3 (a) Scope, application, and definitions Paragraph One(i)-(iv) (continued): Operations involving hazardous waste at certain treatment, storage, and disposal facilities Emergency response for hazardous substance

4 (a) Scope, application, and definitions Paragraph Two(iv): Emergency response operations must comply with paragraph (q)

5 (a) Scope, application, and definitions Paragraph Three: Definitions Emergency response Hazardous substance Other

6 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Covers employers having employees engaged in emergency response regardless of location Exceptions for employees engaged in operations specified in (a)(1)(i)-(a)(1)(iv)

7 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph One: Emergency response plan In writing Available for inspection and copying Communicated to all affected employees

8 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph One (continued): Not required for employers who Evacuate their employees, Do not permit employee participation in emergency response, and Have written emergency action plan

9 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Two(i)-(xi) : Elements of emergency response plan Pre-emergency planning/coordination Roles, authority, training, and communication Emergency recognition and prevention Safe distances and places of refuge

10 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Two(i)-(xi) (continued): Site security and control Evacuation routes and procedures Decontamination Emergency medical treatment

11 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Two(i)-(xi) (continued): Emergency alerting and response Critiques Personal Protective Equipment and emergency equipment

12 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Four: Skilled support personnel Initial briefing required Wearing of Personal Protective Equipment Hazards of chemicals Duties

13 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Five: Specialist employees Work with hazardous substances Provide advice or assistance during emergency response Must receive training or demonstrate competency annually

14 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Six: Training Required for employees participating in emergency response Based on duties and function to be performed

15 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Six(i): First responder awareness level Likely to witness or discover a release Trained to initiate notification

16 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Six(i): Competencies for first responder awareness level Understand hazardous substances and their risks Understand potential outcomes Recognizing presence of substances

17 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Six(i) (continued): Identification of hazardous substances Role of first responder awareness level Recognizing need for additional resources and making notifications

18 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Six (ii): First responders at operations level Participate as part of initial response Respond defensively without trying to stop release

19 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Six (ii) (continued): Must demonstrate competency for awareness level Employers must certify at least 8-hours of training or sufficient experience in other specified areas of expertise

20 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Six(iii): Hazardous material technicians - HMT Respond offensively for purpose of stopping release Employer must certify at least 24 hours of training equivalent to operations level and competencies in additional areas

21 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Six (iv): Hazardous material specialists Provide support to technicians. Requires specific knowledge of substances May act as site liaison Employer must certify at least 24 hours of training equivalent to technician level and competencies in additional areas

22 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Six(v): On-scene incident commanders Assume control of the incident scene Employers must certify at least 24 hours of training equivalent to operation level and competencies in additional areas

23 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Seven: Trainers who teach the required topics must Complete training course for teaching subjects, or Have credentials and instructional experience necessary to demonstrate competency

24 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Eight: Refresher Training Employees who are trained must receive annual refresher training, or demonstrate competencies annually

25 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Eight (continued): Employers must maintain Statement of training or competency Method used to demonstrate competency

26 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Nine: Medical surveillance and consultation Hazmat team members and hazardous material specialists Other emergency response employees who exhibit signs or symptoms

27 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Ten: Chemical Protective Clothing Must meet requirements specified in standard

28 (q) Emergency response program to hazardous substance releases Paragraph Eleven: Post emergency response operations Clean-up requirements


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