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What is Hazardous Material?
Any material that because of quantity, concentration, or physical or chemical properties may pose a hazard to health or environment when purposefully released or accidentally spilled.
What is Hazardous Waste?
Any discarded material (liquid, solid or gas) that is a HM &/or designated haz waste by EPA or State authority.
Discuss HM storage and inspection.
Inspected weekly & quarterly for tightness of closure, corrosion, leakage, improper or inadequate labeling & expired shelf life.
What is the purpose of the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)?
Contains info on materials i.e. composition, chemical and physical characteristic, health & safety hazards & precautions for safe handling and use.
Where are MSDS's located?
HM/HW Coordinator at Medical, Supply Officer, Work Center and HM container.
What are the 6 categories of HM?
Flammables/combustables, toxic, corrosives, oxidizing, aerosol, and compressed gases.
What is a flammable or combustable material?
Solid, liquid or gas. Any material with a low flash point.
What is a toxic material?
A poison or substance that adversely affects one's health when inhaled, injested or through contact.
What is a corrosive material(acids and bases)?
Highly reactive & causes obvious damage to living tissue.
What is an oxidizing material?
Readily gives of O2 or other oxidizing substances. Mixes with other material & increases chances of combustion.
What are aerosol containers?
Tiny liquid and solid particles suspended in air. CFCs are being phased out. Hydrocarbons are fire and explosion hazard.
What are compressed gases?
3 types: liquefied, non-liquefied & dissolved gases. High pressure makes them hazardous.
What are the HM spill response procedures?
Discovery, Notification, initiation of action, evaluation, containment, damage control, dispersion of gases, cleanup and decon, disposal, cert. for re-entry, follow-up reports.
What PPE is required when handling HM/HW?
Eye protection, respiratory devices, and gloves.
What do you refer to for disposal limitations for HM/HW?
NAVOSH Program Manual for Forces Afloat OPNAVINST 5100.19c.
How do you dispose of adhesives?
Store as per applicabel manuals and dispose of onshore.
How do you dispose of grease?
Throw overboard 50 nautical miles from shore. Within 50 nm containerize for shore disposal. Keep petroleum lubricants away from synthetic.
How do you dispose of hydraulic fluid?
Store as per applicabel manuals and dispose of onshore. Keep synthetic fluids away from other types of fluids.
How do you dispose of fuels?
Store as per applicabel manuals and dispose of onshore.Keep synthetics and pertroleums apart.
How do you dispose of waste oils?
Store as per applicabel manuals and dispose of onshore.
How do you dispose of Paint and paint thinners?
Store as per applicabel manuals and dispose of onshore.
What training is required by all hands for the HM/HW program?
Types uses, disposal, reading labels, MSDS(how to use and where located), PPE, and emergency procedures.
What is the purpose of secondary labeling of HM when removed from the original container?
Use only approved containers and label properly with precautions.
What is the purpose of the Authorized Use List (AUL)?
Current inventory of HM for local aquisition and use. Local W/C's should maitain a current inventory and keep it current.