||The HAZWOPER standard protects employees involved in:
Treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous wastes from operations at RCRA licensed
treatment, storage, and disposal facilities
Emergency response operations for substantial threats of release or the release of
hazardous substances. This is the type of operation with which the majority of employers
will be concerned.
- Hazardous substances at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites
as required by a governmental body (federal, state, local, or other)
- Corrective actions at sites covered by the Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Voluntary clean-up at sites recognized by federal, state,
local, or other governmental bodies as uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.
Exceptions to the above are permitted if the employer can
demonstrate that the operation does not involve employee exposure or a reasonable
possibility of such exposure