HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) facilities are facilities that handle hazardous materials and are subject to regulations under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States. Here are the 5 requirements that HAZWOPER facilities must have:
- Written safety and health program: HAZWOPER facilities must have a written safety and health program that outlines the procedures and policies for managing hazardous materials, responding to emergencies, and protecting workers.
- Employee training: All employees who work with hazardous materials must receive training that covers the hazards associated with their job, how to use protective equipment, and how to respond to emergencies.
- Medical surveillance: HAZWOPER facilities must provide medical surveillance to employees who are exposed to hazardous materials in order to monitor their health and detect any early signs of illness or injury.
- Personal protective equipment: HAZWOPER facilities must provide and ensure the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect employees from hazards associated with their work.
- Site-specific safety plan: HAZWOPER facilities must develop a site-specific safety plan that identifies the hazards associated with the specific worksite and outlines the procedures and policies for managing those hazards.