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Chapter 296-843 WAC
Last Update: 2/17/09
HAZARDOUS WASTE OPERATIONS
Evaluations and inspections.
Complete a preliminary site evaluation before allowing employees to enter the site.
Conduct ongoing evaluations of safety and health hazards.
Health and safety plan (HASP).
Develop and maintain a written site-specific health and safety plan (HASP).
Sampling and monitoring.
Conduct monitoring for health and safety hazards during initial site entry.
Evaluate employee exposure to hazardous substances during clean-up operations.
Establish site control.
Worker and equipment decontamination.
Establish and implement decontamination procedures before any worker or equipment enters a contaminated area.
Provide showers and changing rooms.
Provide washing facilities.
Emergency response for hazardous waste sites.
Establish an emergency response plan for anticipated emergencies before beginning hazardous waste operations.
Employee exposure controls.
Control employee exposure to site health and safety hazards.
Drum and container handling.
Handle drums and containers safely.
Handle drums and containers suspected of containing shock-sensitive (explosive) wastes safely.
Maintain worker safety in drum and container opening areas.
Ship and transport drums and containers safely.
Personal protective equipment (PPE).
Provide and use appropriate PPE.
Training, briefings, and information.
Inform workers, contractors and subcontractors about the hazardous waste site.
Train workers, supervisors and managers before work begins on the site.
Provide additional training to your managers and supervisors.
Training for postemergency response.
Make sure your employees receive written documentation of training.
Provide refresher training to employees.
Use qualified trainers.
Provide medical surveillance for your employees.
Recordkeeping and information access.
Make your records accessible.
Keep medical surveillance records for your employees.