HAZWOPER is an acronym for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response and represents a set of guidelines produced and maintained by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which regulates hazardous waste operations and emergency services in the United States and its territories. With these guidelines, the U.S. government regulates hazardous wastes and dangerous goods from inception to disposal. Hazardous waste regulations for general industry are covered in 29 CFR 1910.120 and for construction in 29 CFR 1926.65.