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
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
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.