At Mayfield Environmental Engineering company, we have a team of professional 40 hour HAZWOPER laborers who are all highly trained to comply with OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard, including the handling of hazardous substances, waste and spills.
OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard is a comprehensive set of regulations that employers must follow to ensure the safety of their workers.
As its name suggests, HAZWOPER 40 focuses on what employers must do to protect their employees from exposure to hazardous substances during certain types of operations and emergency response situations. The standard covers three different types of operations: waste management; spill response; and emergency response to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances into the environment.
There are several ways that hazardous waste accidents can occur, including:
- Exposure to chemicals or other toxins
- Spills or leaks of chemical or toxic substances
- An explosion that releases harmful fumes into the air
Each of these scenarios can result in serious injury or death, but they can also contaminate the surrounding area and cause long-term health problems for anyone who comes in contact with the substance. It’s important to learn how to recognize the signs of a hazardous waste accident, as well as what steps you can take to prevent one from happening in your facility.
Hazwoper 40 teaches people how to identify hazards in the workplace, how to conduct an exposure assessment, what protective equipment is needed when working with hazardous materials, how to identify different types of hazardous substances; what protective gear should be worn during cleanup efforts; best practices for handling spills and leaks; what type of equipment is used for cleanup; how risk assessments should be conducted before an operation begins; and more!
Hazardous waste accidents can be a serious problem for companies in the manufacturing industry.
At Mayfield Environmental Engineering, we have a team of experts who know how to keep your site safe and compliant with all laws. Our workers are trained in every aspect of HAZWOPER, from PPE to proper waste disposal techniques. We have a full understanding of chemical hazards, as well as how to protect yourself from them.
So if you’re looking for a team that is reliable, trustworthy, and knowledgeable about safety and environmental regulations, our team is available for any project, large or small, and we promise you won’t be disappointed.