Hazardous Waste Operations

Health and Safety

Date Added Resource Source
Jul 2011

Montana Oil Spill - Silvertip Pipeline Incident Response Worker Safety and Health


On July 1, 2011, a break occurred in a 12-inch pipeline under the Yellowstone River, 20 miles upstream from Billings, Montana. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is leading the response efforts in close coordination with the state of Montana and other federal agencies.

May 2010

Crude Oil Spills anad Health


This site, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, includes information on exposure hazards, response and recovery, oil spills and wildlife and more.

Aug 2008

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (revised 2008) (PDF)


This booklet provides an overview of the HAZWOPER requirements for each type of work operation and explains each section separately to provide a clearer understanding of the standard. Having this understanding enables employers to protect the health and safety of their employees in these different environments.

Jun 2005

Health Impacts of Health-Care Waste


Health-care waste includes a large component of general waste and a smaller proportion of hazardous waste. This chapter addresses the potential hazards of exposure to hazardous (or risk) health-care waste.

May 2005

Medline Plus Topics on Hazardous Waste


MedlinePlus, provides health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions.

Nov 2004

eLCOSH Hazardous Waste Cleanup Information


This site lists links to documents on Hazardous Waste Cleanup within the Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health.

Nov 2004

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Brownfields (Recycling Industrial/Commercial Properties)


This webpage addresses worker health and safety at brownfields. It provides OSHA compliance information and links to tools for identifying, evaluating and controlling employee exposures to hazardous substances

Nov 2004

OSHA Frequently Asked Questions – HAZWOPER

Nov 2004

OSHA Safety and Health Topics – Hazardous Waste


This page provides a comprehensive guide to information regarding Safety and Health topics in Hazardous Waste Operations. It briefly covers emergency responses on hazardous waste sites.

Nov 2004

Hazwoper: A Guide for the Perplexed (PDF)


This guide will help you understand OR-OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Regulation and how to comply.

(Oregon OSHA)