waste minimization plans shall include, as a minimum, the following elements for the receiving
A. Training of material handlers in the identification of hazardous materials on the basis of
placards, labels, and shipping papers. Warehouse workers, including supervisory personnel,
should receive general awareness and hazard communication training in accordance with 29 CFR
1910.120 and 1910.1200.
B. Procedures for identifying releases and spills and notifying spill response teams and
C. Compliance with the provisions of DoD 4140.27-M regarding the documentation of the
initial packaging date and the remaining shelf-life of incoming hazardous materials.
D. Compliance with the requirements of this document and appendixes B and D regarding the
assignment of HCCs.
E. Detailed plans for minimizing the need to handle hazardous materials within the receipt
processing area. The likelihood of accidental spills can be significantly reduced by lessening the
amount of hazardous materials handling during the receiving process. Such plans should provide
for the prepositioning of these materials to facilitate pickup by MHE. MHE operators must not
exceed the rated capacity of MHE when moving hazardous materials.
3.32 Guidelines. The above elements are not intended to serve as an all inclusive list of
required actions, but rather as a guideline in developing waste minimization procedures tailored
to fit the local operating environment. Employees should be encouraged to submit
recommendations for achieving waste minimization goals. In addition to the requirement for
legal compliance, Federal Law 5 USC 4503 (Beneficial Suggestion Program) allows payment of
incentive bonuses to civilian personnel whose extra effort produces savings.