What Puts the HAZ in HAZWOPER?
As laid out in OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard, the definition of "hazardous substance" actually has four distinct parts:
1. Any substance defined under §103(14) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) (42 U.S.C. 9601).
2. Any biologic agent and other disease-causing agent that, after release into the environment and upon exposure, ingestion, inhalation, or assimilation into any person, either directly from the environment or indirectly by ingestion through food chains, will or may reasonably be anticipated to cause death, disease, behavioral abnormalities, cancer, genetic mutation, physiological malfunctions (including malfunctions in reproduction), or physical deformations in such persons or their offspring.
3. Any substance listed by the US Department of Transportation as a hazardous material under 49 CFR 172.101 and appendices.
4. Hazardous wastes as defined under RCRA at 40 CFR 261.3 or any waste that requires us of the Hazardous Waste Manifest.
Who Needs HAZWOPER Training?
Major situations where operators and employees may need HAZWOPER training include:
Cleanup operations required by Federal, State, or Local government involving hazardous substances at the following sites:
- Uncontrolled hazardous waste sites or "Superfund" sites, incl. EPA's National Priority Site List (NPL)
- State priority sites
- Sites recommended for the EPA National Priority Site List (NPL)
- Initial investigations of identified sites where hazardous substances may be present
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