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Written by Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President
November 14, 2018, Updated October 2019
Health and Safety Plans (HASP)
The most complex Health and Safety Plans (HASP) tend to be for hazardous waste projects or government contracts at high hazard locations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation are good examples of government entities requiring very detailed HASPs. At Atlantic Environmental, we have developed HASPs that ranged from 12 to 320 pages.
Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
The essential element of any HASP is the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) that identifies each work activity, the hazards associated with each task, and the protective measures required to protect workers at each stage of the work.
Permit-Required Confined Space Entry is one of those elements adding to the complexity of a HASP. Another is Hot Work, meaning welding.
Chemical usage requiring monitoring and possibly respiratory protection also add complexity. Chemical usage often requires the input of a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) to evaluate potential worker exposure, perform monitoring, and often respiratory protection. This occurs most often where soil contamination or demolition of factories, refineries chemical plants or landfills are involved.
Respiratory protection in itself is an intricate aspect of any HASP since regulatory requirements require initial monitoring, a written program, respiratory selection, physical exam, respirator fit testing, training, and record-keeping.
Environmental Protection Plan
Generally where a HASP is required often there are other hazard control plans required. It is common to have a need for an Environmental Protection Plan to protect neighbors, the air, water and ground from hazards created and addressed in the HASP.
Hazardous Waste Plan
Closely linked to an Environmental Protection Plan is a Hazardous Waste Plan addressing each issue as waste collection, waste classification, storage, transport, and disposal.
Product Stewardship and Sustainability
Finally, the issues of Product Stewardship and Sustainability can be addressed. Issues such as recycling, carbon footprints, alternate products, routes and proximity of supplies are all elements of a responsible approach to a project or production activity.
Atlantic Environmental, Inc. is well equipped to deal with more complex HASP issues. We may be able to assist you in something that seems to be overwhelming in its complexity. Searching this website, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call to 1-800-344-4414 or use our online contact form. This is all that is needed.
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