Naval Construction Force Occupational Safety and Health Program Manual, COMSECONDNCB/ COMTHIRDNCBINST 5100.1, incorporates many naval instructions into a single document to establish policy, assign responsibility, promulgate, and implement the Naval Construction Force Occupational Safety and Health Program. Chapter 9 of this instruction deals with the Hazardous Material Control Program (HMCP). This Navy-wide program covers the proper storage, handling. usage. and disposal of HM. Hazardous material. as used in this instruction, follows the definition given for hazardous chemicals in 29 CFR 1910.1200 and Federal Standard 313B. Every command in the Navy will have an HMCP in place and each command will have the following responsibilities:
Issue local instructions that incorporate the requirements of COMSECONDNCBICOMTHIRD- NCBINST 5100.1 and 29 CRF 1910.1200 into a writ- ten hazardous communication program.
Develop and update, on an annual basis, a complete inventory of all HMs used at the command. Include in the inventory the location, quantity, stock number, chemical or common name. shelf life where appropriate, and disposal requirements for each HM.
Develop and implement an HM information and training program.
Have available for review an Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) as required in 29 CFR 1910.1200 for each HM used or stored.
For HM purchased locally, obtain an MSDS, or equivalent data sheet. at the time of purchase.
Maintain a complete file of MSDS on the matrials used, and make the MSDS or a worker-oriented summary of the MSDS information available to the users of the HM.
Use the Type of Storage Codes listed in OPNAV- INST 5090.1 to determine safe storage. handling, and use.
Report HM mishaps according to OPNAVINST 5102.1, chapters 3 and 4, as appropriate.
Comply with all requirements for disposal of HM required by OPNAVINST 5090.1; Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 122 and 260-267; and state and local regulations.
Indicate the presence of any HM on all shore equipment, tanks, pipes, or other stationary objects.
The established uniform policy, guidance, and requirements for the life-cycle control and manage- ment of HM are Navy policy, and you play an important role in its success. The safety of personnel is a vital concern and is the responsibility of all supervisors. Safety and health considerations for individuals are a fundamental element in the operation of all construction, facilities, equipment, and training. Tight schedules and adverse working conditions must not be accepted as excuses for relaxation of safety standards."Continue Reading