Control and Prevention
- Transitioning to Safer Chemicals: A Toolkit for Employers and Workers. OSHA, (2013). OSHA has developed this step-by-step toolkit to provide employers and workers with information, methods, tools, and guidance on using informed substitution in the workplace.
- 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.
- Frequently Asked Questions - HAZWOPER. OSHA. Assists in determining who is covered by OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard.
- Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. OSHA Fact Sheet. Gives a brief overview of requirements found in the HAZWOPER standard.
- Applicability of OSHA Standards to Transporters of Hazardous Waste Materials. OSHA Slide Presentation. Provides a presentation prepared for the Association of Waste Hazardous Materials Transporters conference in Salt Lake City, UT addressing OSHA's jurisdiction pertaining to hazardous waste transportation in the railroad and trucking industries, and discusses the application of key OSHA standards.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
- Process Safety Management. OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page.
OSHA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Summary Report: Hazardous Waste Site Safety Hazards Study (PDF). (November 12, 2002).
- EPA Labor Superfund Health and Safety Task Force: OSHA Audits of Superfund Sites From 1993-1996. (August 25, 1997). Summarizes the findings of OSHA site audits and site-specific safety and health plan (SSAHP) reviews performed on eleven hazardous waste remediation sites between 1993 and 1996 and is an update of the 1993 Summary Report listed above.
- Summary Report on OSHA Inspections Conducted at Superfund Incinerator Sites. (September 16, 1993).
- Garrahan MA. "Seven steps to successful safety and health programs at superfund sites: a compendium of lessons learned." OSHA Job Safety & Health Quarterly (JSHQ). 1995 Winter;5(2). Lists the seven most frequent Safety and Health Program management problems found by the OSHA/EPA audits of Superfund incinerator sites.
- Baird N, Cook E, et al. "Evaluating surface contamination at hazardous waste sites." Occupational Health & Safety. 1996 Jan;65(1).
- Hazardous Waste Incinerators. U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO), (January 1995). Provides a report on EPA's and OSHA's actions to better protect health and safety on hazardous waste incinerator sites.
- Fairfax R. "OSHA compliance issues: correcting common health and safety program deficiencies at remediation sites." Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. June 1996;11(6):525. Describes some common deficiencies in Site Safety and Health Plans OSHA has found during plan review at thermal treatment facilities, through the EPA-Labor Superfund Safety and Health Task Force interagency agreement.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Office of Land and Emergency Management. Provides policy, guidance, and direction for the EPA's solid waste and emergency response programs.
- Superfund: Cleaning up the Nation's Hazardous Wastes Sites. Cleans up abandoned, accidentally spilled, or illegally dumped hazardous waste that poses a current or future threat to human health or the environment.
- Contaminated Site Clean-up Information (CLU-IN). Technology Innovation Office (TIO). Advocates more effective, less costly approaches (i.e. "smarter solutions") by government and industry to assess and clean up contaminated waste sites, soil, and groundwater.
- Multi-Agency Radiation Surveys and Site Manual (MARSSIM). Provides detailed guidance for planning, implementing, and evaluating environmental and facility radiological surveys conducted to demonstrate compliance with a dose- or risk-based regulation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety. Emergency preparedness and response.
- Occupational Safety and Health Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Site Activities. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 85-115, (October 1985). Provides guidance for managers responsible for occupational safety and health programs at inactive hazardous waste sites.
- Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents (MHMIs): Volume I, Emergency Medical Services. Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR), (Version 2001). Helps emergency medical services plan for incidents that involve hazardous materials and improve their ability to respond to these incidents appropriately.
- Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents (MHMIs): Volume II, Hospital Emergency Departments. Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR), (Version 2001). Helps hospital emergency departments plan for incidents that involve hazardous materials and improve their ability to respond to these incidents appropriately.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Chemical Management Archives
- Management Perspectives on Worker Protection During DOE Hazardous Waste Activities. (June 1996). Provides a written for the project manager, who has overall responsibility for directing hazardous waste activities and ensuring that these activities protect the worker, the public, and the environment.
- Working Safely During DOE Hazardous Waste Activities. (June 1996). Improves worker protection by indicating ways to minimize radiological, physical, chemical, and biological hazards and to reinforce the health, safety, and radiological training completed by hazardous waste workers.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
- Technical Guidelines for Hazardous & Toxic Waste Treatment and Cleanup Activities. Publication No. EM 1110-1-502, (April 30, 1994). This manual provides design guidelines that will aide U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts and Divisions in the selection of remedial actions at uncontrolled hazards waste sites.
- Removal of Underground Storage Tanks (USTS). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Publication No. EM 1110-1-4006, (September 30, 1998). This manual addresses tanks subject to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle I underground storage tanks requirements. The manual provides practical guidance for removal of UST's. The manual addresses site evaluation, monitoring, testing, removal, safety and health issues, and site restoration.