The Hazardous Materials Information System. Users Guide
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (FORCE MANAGEMENT AND PERSONNEL) WASHINGTON DC
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The Hazardous Materials Information System -- HMIS for short -- is a computerized database of information for people working in hazardous materials management. The system provides basic technical information required at all levels to assist in the proper handling, storage, transportation, and disposal of hazardous materials. In addition to providing data to these operating functions, it also provide information to the safety, health, and environmental functions. The system was initially developed for use by the Department of Defense DoD. The availability of the system to other Federal agencies and the private sector is discussed. The HMIS is designed to assist individuals in their employment duties when hazardous materials are involved. The database provides useful information on over 30,000 hazardous records to a variety of people with very different job responsibilities. However, although the HMIS data are a key element in the proper management of hazardous materials, they must be used in conjunction with other resources such as occupational safety and health standards, criteria documents, and other technical guides.
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