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Define the term Hazardous Material (HM).
Any material that, because of its quantity, concentration, or physical or chemical characteristics, may pose a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when purposefully released or accidentally spilled
Define the term Hazardous Waste (HW
Any discarded material (liquid, solid, or gas) which meets the definition of HM and/or is designated as a hazardous waste by the Environmental Protection Agency or a State authority
Discuss HM storage and inspection requirements
Stowage locations shall be inspected weekly and quarterly, inspect for tightness of closure, corrosion, leakage, imporper or inadequate labeling, and expired shelf-life
State the purpose and information contained on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS
MSDS are technical bulletins containing information about materials, such as composition, chemical, and physical characteristics, health and safety hazards, and precautions for safe handling and use. They are located with the HM/HW Coordinator at Medical, Supply Officer, Work Center, and the HM container
What are the 6 categories of HM
Explain the general procedures to be followed when a HM/HW spill is discovered
Because of the hazardous nature of many materials used aboard ships, only trained personnel shall respond to a hazardous material (HM) spill. Personnel shall be trained by division officers or supervisory personnel to clean up small spills of HM. Appropriate MSDS sheets shall be used to conduct training. Spill response procedures are:
a. Discovery

b. Notification

c. Initiation of action.

d. Evaluation

e. Containment

f. Damage control

g. Dispersion of Gases/vapors

h. Cleanup and decontamination

i. Disposal

j. Certification for re-entry

k. Follow-up reports
State the personal protection equipment required when handling HM/HW
Eye protection, respiratory devices, and gloves
Discuss the disposal limitations for the following
For all disposal limitations refer to the NAVOSH Program Manual for Forces Afloat, OPNAVINST 5100.19C.
a. Adhesives

Store as per applicable manuals, and dispose of onshore.

b. Grease

Oily solid materials such as contaminated rags, absorbents, and oil filters can be thrown overboard beyond 50 nautical miles off shore. If within 50 nautical miles containerize for shore disposal. Keep petroleum lubricants separate from synthetic lubricants.

c. Hydraulic fluid

Store as per applicable manuals, and dispose of onshore. Keep synthetic fluids separate from other types of fluids.

d. Fuels

Store as per applicable manuals, and dispose of onshore. Keep synthetic and petroleum lubricants separate.

e. Waste oils

Store as per applicable manuals, and dispose of onshore.

f. Paint/paint thinners

Store as per applicable manuals, and dispose of onshore.
Describe required training for all hands with respect to the HM/HW program
Training shall include:
a. Types of HM in their work area and aboard ship.

b. What HMs are and how they are disposed of.

c. How to read and interpret hazard warning labels.

d. What an MSDS is, how to read it, and where a copy is available to review. General information on HM handling, stowage, use, and disposal.

e. Protective measures when handling HM.

f. Emergency procedures.
Describe the purpose of secondary labeling of HM when removed from the original container
Use only approved containers, ensure that existing precautionary labeling is retained and that subsequent containers are marked with appropriate precautionary labeling
Discuss the purpose of the HM Authorized Use List
A current inventory of HM, chemical substances, or components known or suspected to contain HM used for local acquisition and use. Local workcenters or codes should maintain a current inventory of items authorized for local use and keep it current.