3. An inspection and maintenance log should be maintained for each piece of equipment. The
log should identify as a minimum equipment inspected/tested, the nature of the defect
discovered, corrective action taken, and the responsible party.
4. An entry/exit log should be maintained identifying the personnel and visitors present in the
E. Access to recoupment facilities and interim storage areas must be restricted at all times.
Visitors should be escorted by authorized recoupment personnel.
F. Eating, drinking, smoking, and chewing should be prohibited in recoupment work areas and
interim storage areas. An isolated area should be provided for personnel breaks.
G. Recoupment personnel should perform operator's maintenance or assure that operator's
maintenance is performed on equipment and mechanical components. If equipment requires
repair, personnel should schedule repair work with appropriate maintenance personnel as soon as
possible. If repair work is performed on equipment that protects personnel or facilities (e.g.,
ventilation system, fire suppression system, emergency eyewash/shower), competent authorities
should verify that the equipment functions properly.
H. The recoupment supervisor and personnel must have appropriate training, which should
include the following as a minimum:
1. Safe procedures for handling, storage, and transfer of hazardous materials.
2. Recognition and classification of hazards associated with materials brought to recoupment
3. Personal protective equipment program requirements.
4. Emergency response procedures, especially first aid.
5. Understanding and use of MSDS.
I. Materials should be transferred from holding areas to recoupment areas at the time
recoupment is to be performed. Recouped materials should be returned to stock as soon as
J. When replacing a material's cushioning/dunage or outer container, packaging personnel
should verify that the material's packaging has not deteriorated or become damaged. If the
packaging has deteriorated or has been damaged, the material must be processed through a
recoupment facility meeting criteria specified in section VII.
4.39 Preparation for Open Container Transfer
A. Open container transfer recoupment involves the transfer of hazardous materials from a