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 materialIf your company deals with hazardous waste cleanup, you must have a WAP in place to remain EPA-compliant.  It’s important for companies to follow the EPA’s guidelines to prevent fines, lawsuits, forced closure and employee injury.


Who Needs a WAP?

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

  • Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDF).
  • If your company produces hazardous waste.
  • If your company treat hazardous waste.
  • Disposing of hazardous waste and material.
  • Accumulating hazardous waste calls for a WAP as a guide for workers to conduct the proper procedure.

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