Hazardous Waste

Standards

Hazardous waste is addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to hazardous waste.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart E - Exit Routes and Emergency Planning

1910.38, Emergency action plans.

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1910 Subpart H - Hazardous Materials

1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response.

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1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment

1910.134, Respiratory Protection.

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1910 Subpart J - General Environmental Controls

1910.141, Sanitation.

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1910.146, Permit-required confined spaces.

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1910 Subpart L - Fire Protection

1910.165, Employee alarm systems.

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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1200, Hazard Communication.

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Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 Subpart D

1926.65, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response.

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State Standards

There are 28 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.

Additional Federal Register notices

Note: The notices in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

Additional Directives

Note: The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

Other Federal

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • 40 CFR Part 311, Worker protection. Describes the applicability of OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard, 29 CFR 1910.120, to state and local government employees.
National Consensus

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

  • D6235, Standard Practice for Expedited Site Characterization of Vadose Zone and Ground Water Contamination at Hazardous Waste Contaminated Sites.
  • D6498, Standard Guide for Household Hazardous Waste Training Outline for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Operations.