WASTE ANALYSIS PLAN (WAP)

A waste analysis plan (WAP) is a step-by-step strategy that outlines the procedures for treating, storing and disposing of hazardous waste.  Whether its corrosives, flammables, explosives, gasses, poisons or any other hazardous material, many companies must have a WAP in place to guide their crew members on how to safely handle these situations.

A WAP is only beneficial if workers are fully aware, receive training, and show knowledge of the protocols within.  After constructing a WAP for your company, someone must provide training for your company’s employees and teach them the fundamentals of having a WAP in place.  Unfortunately, it’s very common for companies to have a WAP constructed for an organization only to disregard it in everyday use.
 
The first step in setting up a WAP is to identify the hazardous material and waste in your workplace.  If you haven’t done so already, we suggest performing a thorough analysis of your work environment to take note of the type, amount, and location of hazardous material.  Using this information, you can then create a set of detailed instructions guiding workers through the correct method for handling such hazardous material.

Who Needs A WAP?​

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires certain businesses and industries to use them:

Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDF):

Other Instances When a WAP Is Required:

CWM Environmental can help with your Waste Analysis Plan and daily operations.

Please Contact Us today for more information.​