Complex Health and Safety Plans (HASP)

If you need complex health and safety plan assistance discussed in this article call us at 1-800-344-4414 or email us at info@atlenv.com for details and a free estimate.

 

Written by Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President

November 14, 2018

 

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.

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 adds 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.

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.

Closely linked to an Environmental Protection Plan is a Hazardous Waste Plan addressing each issue as waste collection, waste classification, storage, transport and disposal.

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 info@atlenv.com or a phone call to 1-800-344-4414 is all that is needed.

Our primary service areas for Complex Health and Safety Plans are: NJ, NY, NYC, PA, CT, DE, (Boston) MA, RI, Wash DC, WI, MD, MI, (Chicago) IL, VA, IN, (Atlanta) GA, AL, NC, SC, TN, (Dallas, Ft Worth) TX, OK, DC, AR, we can service most other areas of the U.S. but with some added travel charges.