- Safety and Health Topics
This section highlights some of the OSHA standards, Federal Register notices (rules and proposed rules), preambles to final rules (background to final rules), directives (instructions to OSHA staff) related to brownfields.
Operations at brownfields must comply with either all applicable General Industry standards (29 CFR 1910) or all applicable Construction standards (29 CFR 1926), depending on the nature of work at the site. In addition, if a site is determined to be a "hazardous waste site," that site must comply with the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard, as listed below.
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
- 1910 Subpart H, Hazardous materials [related topic page]
- 1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response [related topic page]
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
- 1926 Subpart D, Occupational health and environmental controls
- 1926.65, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
Preambles to Final Rules
Federal Registers Notices
- Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Final Rules 59:43268-43280, (August 22, 1994).
- Inspection Procedures for 29 CFR 1910.120 and 1926.65, Paragraph (q): Emergency Response to Hazardous Substance Releases (PDF). CPL 02-02-073, (August 27, 2007). Updates enforcement procedures for compliance officers who need to conduct inspections of emergency response operations. It defines additional terms and expands on training requirements for emergency responders and other groups such as skilled support personnel. This OSHA instruction revises CPL 02-02-059, issued April 24, 1998.
- Compliance Policy for Emergency Action Plans and Fire Prevention Plans. CPL 02-01-037 [CPL 2-1.037], (July 9, 2002).
- Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response; Final Rule and Corrections. CSP 01-01-024 [STP 2-1.154C], (June 10, 1991). Describes a federal program change to the regions and state designees.
There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.