Hazardous Waste Operations

Chapter 296-843, WAC

Effective Date: 05/01/04

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Health and Safety Plan (HASP)

WAC 296-843-120

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Your responsibility:

To establish a written health and safety plan (HASP)

You must:

Develop and maintain a written site-specific health and safety plan (HASP)

WAC 296-843-12005
Develop and maintain a written site-specific health and safety plan (HASP)



If your overall program required under WAC 296-800-140, Accident Prevention Program (APP), meets requirements of this chapter, you don’t need to duplicate those portions of your APP in the site-specific health and safety plan (HASP).

You must

  • Develop a written HASP for each hazardous waste site, before beginning hazardous waste operations, that includes at least the following:

Hazard analysis:

  • – Identification and evaluation of on-site safety and health hazards
  • – A safety and health risk (hazard) analysis for each site task and operation that is identified in the comprehensive work plan.

Organization chart:

  • – An organizational structure that reflects current site operations, including the following:
        • Establish and identify the chain of command
        • Identify the site safety and health supervisor and other personnel responsible for employee safety and health
        • Specify the overall responsibilities of supervisors and employees
        • Include the name and title of the person with responsibility and authority to direct all hazardous waste operations
        • Include a site safety and health supervisor responsible for developing and implementing the HASP and verifying compliance
        • Identify the functions and responsibilities of all personnel needed for hazardous waste operations and emergency response
        • Identify site specific lines of authority, responsibility, and communication.

Comprehensive work plan:

  • – A written comprehensive work plan of tasks, objectives, logistics, and resources for site operations, including the following:
        • Addresses anticipated clean-up activities and normal operating procedures unless that information is already available in another document
        • Defines work tasks and objectives
        • Describes how the work tasks and objectives will be accomplished
        • Establishes the personnel requirements to implement the work plan
        • Provides for implementation of training, briefings, and information as required by WAC 296-843-200.

Site control plan:

  • – An up-to-date site control plan before clean-up operations begin to minimize employee exposure to hazardous substances and including the following (unless it's available in another document):
        • A site map
        • Establish site work zones
        • How the “buddy system” is used
        • The site communications plan, including how employees are alerted during emergencies
        • The site's standard operating procedures (SOPs) or safe work practices
        • Identification of the nearest medical assistance.

Personal protective equipment:

  • – A PPE plan that addresses all of the following:
        • Site hazards and activities
        • Methods to evaluate the effectiveness of the PPE plan
        • Criteria for selecting and fitting PPE, including work duration, use limitations of particular PPE, and medical considerations such as temperature extremes and heat stress
        • Training on PPE use
        • Procedures for putting on and taking off PPE
        • PPE inspection procedures prior to, during, and after use
        • Decontamination and disposal of PPE
        • Maintenance and storage of PPE

Additional elements:



The emergency response plan required by WAC 296-843-160, Emergency response for Hazardous Waste Sites, is also included as a separate section in the HASP.

You must

  • Keep a copy of your HASP on site.



For more information, see WAC 296-843-220, Recordkeeping and Information Access.

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