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Brownfields

Overview

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  • OSHA Occupational Chemical Database. OSHA maintains this chemical database as a convenient reference for the occupational safety and health community. It compiles information from several government agencies and organizations. This database originally was developed by OSHA in cooperation with EPA.

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The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act defines brownfields as real property, the expansion, redevelopment or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. They are called brownfields in an effort to distinguish them from undeveloped, pristine land in areas outside of the city (often called greenfields).

Standards

Brownfield hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry and construction.

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Hazard Recognition

Provides references that aid in recognizing hazards at a brownfield site.

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Evaluating Exposure

Provides information about evaluating exposure to hazards at a brownfields site.

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Possible Solutions

You may be required to comply with HAZWOPER through funding contracts or participation in your state Voluntary Clean-up Program. Information on this page and the OSHA Standards page assist in meeting these requirements.

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Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to a brownfields site.

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Highlights
  • OSHA Occupational Chemical Database. OSHA maintains this chemical database as a convenient reference for the occupational safety and health community. It compiles information from several government agencies and organizations. This database originally was developed by OSHA in cooperation with EPA.

Water. Rest. Shade.