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Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

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Additional Resources

  • The National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Provides a mechanism for consolidating multiple plans that facilities may have prepared to comply with various regulations into one functional emergency response plan or integrated contingency plan (ICP).
  • Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance. National Response Team (NRT). Guidelines and recommendations addressing all aspects of protecting emergency responders and applicable to the full range of emergency types and settings. Useful to all organizations and roles involved in the deployment and protection of emergency responders.
  • Emergency Response Guide 2016. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation. PHMSA's 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to manual to help quickly identify emergency response procedures to deal with hazmat transportation accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.
  • Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS): A Guide for Key Decision Makers. National Response Team (NRT). Provides summary of the components of the ERHMS system, its primary data requirements, primary recommendations, and key decision points, and outlines the type of health and safety reports that the ERHMS system can provide to decision makers.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Site Activities. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). A guidance document for managers responsible for occupational safety and health programs at inactive hazardous waste sites.
  • HAZWOPER – A Planning Guide for the Perplexed. Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division. Guidelines to help employers understand HAZWOPER and decide how to comply with the requirements.
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Orientation Manual. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Provides general information on solid and hazardous waste management programs required under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
  • NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Provides a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals.
  • ToxFAQs™. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Provides a series of summaries about hazardous substances developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology. Provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites.
  • Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs). Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Aids emergency department physicians and other emergency healthcare professionals who manage acute exposures resulting from chemical incidents.
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