Even though there is a specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) section devoted to hazardous materials and emergency response (29 CFR 1910.120 – Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response), this section does not encompass all work procedures around emergency response and 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926 continue to apply in every respect during emergency response operations. If there is an apparent conflict or overlap, the provision that is more protective of employee health and safety shall apply. Emergency response efforts on land or water to releases of chemicals originating from your facilities or client facilities or in the course of transportation will comply with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(q). The primary concern in emergency response is the safety and security of responding personnel.

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Hazardous Waste Operations - Emergency Response

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Date: 9/27/2022
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1.0 PURPOSE

This requirement covers emergency and post-emergency response operations standards, to include training for personnel responding to chemical releases or substantial threats of chemical releases without regard to the location of the hazard. Even though there is a specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) section devoted to hazardous materials and emergency response (29 CFR 1910.120 – Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response), this section does not encompass all work procedures around emergency response and 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926 continue to apply in every respect during emergency response operations. If there is an apparent conflict or overlap, the provision that is more protective of employee health and safety shall apply. Emergency response efforts on land or water to releases of chemicals originating from _____ facilities or client facilities or in the course of transportation will comply with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(q). The primary concern in emergency response is the safety and security of responding personnel.

_____ has a trained emergency response team equipped with spill control equipment which can respond to _____ facility or client facility chemical spills and releases.

2.0 SCOPE

This section applies to all _____ employees when responding to chemical spills or releases.

3.0 DEFINITIONS

Emergency response: A response effort by employees from outside the immediate release area or by other designated responders (e.g., _____, mutual-aid groups, local fire departments, etc.) to an occurrence which results, or is likely to result, in an uncontrolled release of chemicals.

Post emergency response: That portion of an emergency response performed after the immediate threat of a release has been stabilized or eliminated and clean-up of the site has begun.

Health hazard: Chemicals which are carcinogens, toxic agents, reproductive toxins, irritants, corrosives, sensitizers, hepatotoxins, nephrotoxins, neurotoxins, agents which act on the hematopoietic system, and agents which damage the lungs, skin, eyes, or mucous membranes.

4.0 REQUIREMENTS

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