Accession Number:

ADA272642

Title:

DoD Hazard Communication Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (FORCE MANAGEMENT AND PERSONNEL) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-10-29

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This Instruction reissues reference a fulfills the requirements of reference b updates DoD policy responsibilities and procedures for a Comprehensive Hazard Communication Program that 1. Prescribes training for DoD personnel to ensure that they are a. Aware of the potential health hazards associated with their occupation. b. Informed of safe work practices and proper use of engineering controls. c. Trained in the selection, use, and availability of appropriate personal protective equipment to prevent chemically related injuries and illnesses. 2. Requires the DoD Components to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA under 29 C.F.R. 1910.120, 1910.1200 and 1900.1450 hazard communication standards HCS reference b. 3. Updates policy on hazard communication, DoD Policy Memorandum 88-1, reference C and policy on the DoD Hazardous Materials Information System HMIS data system under this Instruction. The HMIS is used to acquire, review, store, and disseminate selected information on hazardous materials as they are defined in Federal Standard 313 and FAnS subparagraph 22.3 and DFARS 252.223-7004 references d and e. The HMIS provides reference informa- tion required at all levels of LD management to a. Deveop procedures to prevent injuries and occupational illness in the handling, storage, use, transportation, and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes. b. Apprise DoD and contractor personnel of the potential hazards of materials encountered in the DoD workplaces. c. Devise environmentally acceptable disposal procedures. d. Assist in hazardous materials and hazardous waste minimization programs under DoD Directive 4210.15 reference f. e. Comply with Federal safety and health regulations reference b

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE