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Brownfield hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents 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.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
Related Information
Subpart H – Hazardous Materials 1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response.
Construction (29 CFR 1926)
Related Information
Subpart D – Occupational Health and Environmental Controls 1926.65, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
State Standards

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.

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