a. Check the label on
SECTION I. INTRODUCTION
the container for cautions and
These clue you
1-1. Purpose. This bulletin explains how unit level is
that the product is hazardous.
affected by the hazardous materials and waste program.
1-2. Scope. This bulletin contains information on
handling, storing, using, transporting and disposing of
b. Look for a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
every day motorpool supplies, hazardous materials and
The manufacturer is required to send an MSDS with
every item that can be hazardous material to the
installation supply people. In turn, the supply people
You can help
send a copy of
improve this bulletin. If you find any mistakes or if you
the MSDS to the
know of a way to improve the procedures, please let us
unit. Hang on to
know. Mail your letter or DA Form 2028 to:
this MSDS. You'll
need to make a
copy of it when
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you turn in the
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1-4. General. Things are changing in the motor pool.
No longer can you treat every day supplies and
materials you use to perform scheduled services in an
c. Order a set of microfiche called the Hazardous
every day way. Every item must be handled with care.
Materials Data File. It's distributed quarterly by the
Engine and transmission fluid, cleaning solvents, paint
Catalog Data Activity. These microfiche show the
and the like can be hazardous to the environment--if you
hazardous items listed by the NIIN (the last 9 digits of
spill them or dispose of them in the wrong way.
the NSN) with hazardous data, description, freight data
and proper shipping name.
These items can be flammable, explosive, corrosive or
SECTION II. HOW TO IDENTIFY
2-1. Ways to Identify Hazardous Items. The first step
of a good hazardous material plan is to identify which
items are hazardous. There are several ways to identify
these materials. Here are three ways: