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  • in nineteen eighty six OSHA issued the interim final rule for hazardous waste

  • operations and emergency response

  • four years later this HAZWOPER rule was finalized

  • it affects workers at hazardous waste treatment storage and disposal

  • facilities

  • hazardous waste clean-up operations

  • and emergency response operations involving hazardous materials

  • the purpose of this presentation is to help you understand the HAZWOPER

  • regulation

  • your rights and responsibilities as a worker in this industry

  • and how to work safely around the hazardous substances

  • let's start with the basic questions

  • what makes a substance hazardous

  • there is no simple answer

  • we need to look at several sources of information to get a complete definition

  • In OSHA's hazard communication standard a hazardous chemical is defined as any

  • chemical which is either a physical hazard or a health hazard

  • according to OSHA

  • physical hazards include combustibles, flammables, explosives, oxidizers,

  • organic peroxides, reactive chemicals and compressed gases.

  • Health hazards include sensitizers

  • irritants

  • corrosives

  • toxic and highly toxic agents

  • and carcinogens

  • the US department of transportation

  • lists the materials it considers hazardous

  • in its hazardous material table in 49 CFR 172.101

  • one seventy two point one oh one

in nineteen eighty six OSHA issued the interim final rule for hazardous waste

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Understanding HAZWOPER -- Hazwoper Safety Training

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