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Safety Zones

An essential element of any hazardous substance release site is the establishment of safety or work zones. These zones are established primarily to reduce the accidental spread of hazardous substances by workers or equipment from contaminated areas to clean areas. Safety zones specify the type of operations that will occur in each zone, the degree of hazard at different locations within the release site, and the areas at the site that should be avoided by unauthorized or unprotected employees. The three most frequently identified zones are below:

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