Chemical Industry

What You Need to Know About HAZWOPER: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) is a health and safety standard to ensure the safety of workers performing hazardous waste cleanup or response actions. It outlines the safety requirements and training criteria that are necessary to protect employees when dealing with hazardous waste in certain capacities.

The First Line of Defense Against Chemical Spills

Chemical spills or leaks are always a possibility wherever they are used and stored. Drums that hold hazardous substances are not always leak-proof and chemicals can spill at any point during filling, shipping, unloading or storage. The appropriate procedures for handling drums depend on their contents and they should be visually inspected before any work is performed.