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Hazardous Waste

In Focus
This page provides a comprehensive guide to information regarding hazardous waste operations. It briefly covers emergency response for hazardous waste sites. For additional information, see OSHA's Emergency Preparedness and Response Safety and Health Topics Page.

The following questions link to information relevant to hazardous waste in the workplace.

Standards What standards apply?
OSHA | Other Federal | National Consensus
Hazard Recognition How are hazards associated with hazardous waste recognized?
Evaluation How are waste site hazards evaluated?
Control and Prevention How can exposure to hazardous waste be controlled and prevented?
OSHA/EPA Superfund Audits | EPA | CDC | DOE | USACE
Additional Information What additional information is available?
Related Safety and Health Topics Pages | Training | Other Resources

In Focus
Hot Topics eTools
  • eHASP2Electronic Health and Safety Program (eHASP)2. OSHA Expert System. Created in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the updated eHASP Guide uses modern (Windows-based) software, site-specific text, and expanded decision logic to assist the user in determining the appropriate controls of health and safety hazards for their sites.

  • Incident Command System/Unified Command (ICS/UC)Incident Command System/Unified Command (ICS/UC). OSHA. Provides an efficient on-site tool to manage all emergency response incidents, and UC is a necessary tool for managing multi-jurisdictional responses to oil spills or hazardous substance releases.

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Content Reviewed 09/22/2008

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