OSHA ON SLUDGE AS A HAZARDOUS WASTE IN THE WORK PLACE


OSHA Issues Standard Interpretation on 'Sludge Exempt' Regulations
February 29, 2008
If sludge has a characteristic of hazardous waste but is not a solid waste when reclaimed, is it not hazardous waste,
after all? Which OSHA standards apply to workers handling such material, and what are the associated employer
obligations for employee hazard communication? Finally, if it's true that under EPA's Federal Sludge Exemption the
material is not hazardous waste, is the sludge exempt from OSHA's HazCom and HAZWOPER standards? I

SLUDGE AS A HAZARDOUS WASTE NEEDS AN MSDS SHEET UNDER OSHA RULES

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