Background V: Asbestos Project Plan and the Worker Protection Rule (WPR)
Learn about the Asbestos Project Plan and the Worker Protection Rule (WPR).
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Project Plan Background: The EPA asbestos worker protection rule (WPR) extends OSHA-like worker protection requirements to state and local government employees performing asbestos abatement projects not covered by an OSHA-approved state plan.
OSHA regulates asbestos and protects workers under both its general and construction standards. Employees who are covered under the EPA asbestos WPR include asbestos abatement professionals, employees performing building operations and maintenance projects and automotive brake and clutch repair.
Courtesy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency