HAZARDOUS MATERIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMSTANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURESHazardous Waste Management Plan:
This document is not intended to be acomprehensive discussion on Hazardous Materials/Waste, but will focus on practicalconsiderations and requirements for the handling, packaging, marking, storage, spill prevention/remediation, and disposal of hazardous materials within ABCD’soperational area of environment. Hazardous material handling procedures include thecollection, segregation, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste and materials. Thisis not an all source compilation of regulatory guidance. It is intended to provide simplestraight forward procedures that will meet federal and international standards for the protection of individuals and the safeguarding of the environment.
A. Duties and Responsibilities1. Program Manager
: Ensures the Hazardous Material handling procedures arefollowed in accordance with ABCD policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
2. HAZMAT Handler
: Reports directly to the Program Manager and is responsiblefor complete oversight of the hazardous materials handling process. Conductsinspections of storage and handling activities, performs regular hazardous wasteinventories, provides initial and continuing training on material handling procedures,and advises management on changes to hazardous materials policies. The individualwill be a certified hazard material handler IAW U.S. standards or through aninternational certification recognized by the U.S. Government as being equal to or better than the U.S. standard for certification.
3. Operations Supervisor
: Works with the HAZMAT Handler to implementhazardous materials handling procedures within the entire operational environment.Ensures that hazardous materials are stored only in designated areas and in as few places as possible in order to facilitate oversight.
4. Team Leaders
: Responsible for the direct oversight of their teamactivities. Ensure that all team members are trained in the handling of hazardous materials, that they comply with all ABCD directives and procedures, and they use all appropriate safety equipment.
B. Hazard Determination:
Hazard determination is the process of evaluatingavailable evidence in order to determine if a material is hazardous pursuant to theOccupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard CommunicationStandard (HCS). This evaluation identifies both physical hazards (e.g., flammabilityor reactivity) and health hazards (e.g., carcinogenicity or sensitization). The hazarddetermination provides the basis for the hazard information that is provided onhazardous material tags, signs, and employee training. Hazard determination does notinvolve an estimation of risk. Hazard refers to an inherent property of a substance thatis capable of causing an adverse effect. Risk, on the other hand, refers to the