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1 HazMat Safety for Inspectors ODOT Geo-Environmental HazMat Program

2 HazMat Safety Issues Underground Storage Tanks Contaminated Media Asbestos Lead-Based Paint Painting Fuel Hazardous construction materials Other demolition wastes Abandoned HazMat Spills

3 Underground Storage Tanks

4 Hazards: toxic vapors, explosion, open excavation, confined space, heavy equipment Restrictions: Do not enter the work zone Responsibilities: Check contractor qualifications, facilitate HazMat sampling

5 Contaminated Media

6 Hazards: toxic chemicals, open excavations, heavy equipment Restrictions: Do not touch, do not enter the work zone Responsibilities: check contractor qualifications, coordinate with Region HazMat for sampling

7 R. Grieshaber, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dept. Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management Asbestos Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council of Canada Hong Kong Water Supplies Department

8 Asbestos Hazards: Inhalation of asbestos fibers Restrictions: Do not enter containment/work area Responsibilities: Ensure documentation is completed R. Grieshaber, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dept. Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management

9 Lead-Based Paint

10 Hazards: Lead, dust, blasting Restrictions: Need same qualifications as contractor to enter containment Responsibilities: enforce PCP, check containment and spill response

11 Painting

12 Painting Hazards: toxic vapors Restrictions: Need same qualifications as contractor to enter containment Responsibilities: enforce PCP, check containment and spill response

13 Fuel

14 Fuel Hazards: toxic vapors, explosion, fire Restrictions: Do not touch contractor fuels Responsibilities: enforce Pollution Control Plan (PCP) and Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasures (SPCC) plan, check containment and spill kits

15 Hazardous Construction Materials

16 Hazards: Paint, solvents, spray cans, oils, pesticides/herbicides, etc. Restrictions: Do not touch Responsibilities: enforce PCP, check containment and spill kits

17 Other Demolition Wastes Treated timbers Mercury vapor lamps PCB transformers Striping grindings Painted concrete

18 Spills

19 Spills Hazards: toxic vapors, dust, heavy equipment Restrictions: Do not touch spill or enter spill area Responsibilities: call Region Dispatch and HazMat ASAP, ensure contractor cleans up and have HazMat Coordinator approve cleanup

20 Abandoned Hazardous Materials Labeled sealed containers Unidentifiable containers Drug lab wastes

21 Abandoned Hazardous Materials Hazards: Toxic, explosive Restrictions: DO NOT TOUCH, stay away Responsibilities: call Region HazMat and Dispatch ASAP

22 Abandoned Hazardous Materials DO NOT TOUCH

23 ODOT HazMat Coordinators Region 1 Charlie Schwarz (503) Region 2 Bart Bretherton (503) Region 3 Kenny Camp (541) Region 4 Mike Darling (541) Region 5 Ed Bartels (541) Tech. Services HQ Jennie Armstrong (503)


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