In an effort to consistently provide support for all Division of Waste Management cleanup programs, all cleanup contractors working under term contracts for the department shall include at a minimum the following key elements in their Health and Safety Plans (HASPs):
Site description including availability of resources such as electricity, roads, etc.
Description of the specific work areas and evaluation of risks associated with site with each activity conducted included, but not limited to, on-site and off-site exposure to contaminants.
List of key personnel and alternates responsible for site safety, response operations and protection of public health.
Establishment of procedures to control site access.
Specific description of levels of protection (list items) to be worn by personnel in the work area.
Description of decontamination procedures for personnel and equipment
Establishment of site-specific emergency procedures, including route to nearest medical facility and emergency care for on-site injuries
Each and every site Health and Safety Plan (HASP) shall be consistent with:
OSHA Regulations, particularly with 29CFR-1910 and 1926
EPA Order 1440.2 – Health and Safety Requirements for Employees engaged in Field Activities
EPA Standard Operating Safety Guide (1984)
EPA Order 1440.3 – Respiratory Protection
NIOSH Occupational Safety and Health Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Site Activities (1985)
Appropriate state and local government regulations
NOTE: Each and every site Health and Safety Plan must be revised to address any additions and/or changes in planned activity at the site.
Example Health & Safety Plans
While there are numerous HASPs in DEP OCULUS that can be used as templates, a number of scanned HASP examples for common activities can be found below. Follow the link and click the "PUBLIC OCULUS LOGIN" button to access the document:
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