C. All activities must have a written Hazard Communication Program (Title 29 CFR, section
1910.1200). The purpose of this plan is to ensure that all chemicals in the workplace are
evaluated, and that information concerning their hazards is transmitted to employers and
employees. This information is to be transmitted through comprehensive communications
programs, container labeling or other forms of warning, MSDSs, and employee training.
D. Title 29 CFR, section 1910.119, Chemical Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard,
establishes OSHA requirements for preventing or reducing the consequences of catastrophic
releases of toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive chemicals. Further discussion is contained in
8.3 DoD Regulatory Requirements
A. DoDI 6055.1, Department of Defense Occupational Safety and Health Program, establishes
safety and health goals for DoD and incorporates the general requirements of Title 29 CFR and
Executive Order 12196.
B. DoDI 6055.8, Occupational Radiation Protection Program, supplements DoDD 1000.3,
Safety and Occupational Health Policy for the Department of Defense, and updates procedures
for the Occupational Radiation Protection Program for DoD. It provides Radiation Protection
Program requirements and DoD occupational exposure guides.
C. DoD 6050.5, DoD Hazard Communication Program, establishes the DoD's hazard
communication program as required by 29 CFR 1910.1200, updates policy responsibilities,
requires compliance with OSHA standards, specifies training, MSDS, and labeling procedures,
and establishes the Hazardous Materials Information System.
SECTION II. SAFETY AND HEALTH RESPONSIBILITIES
8.4 Installation Commander.
Title 29 CFR, section 1960.8, requires Commanders to provide employees with a place of
employment free from recognized hazards that cause, or are likely to cause, death or serious
physical harm. Commanders are solely responsible for this function and cannot delegate it. They
are required to display the same aggressive leadership in this that they display for other elements
8.5 Supervisory Personnel. Title 29 CFR, section 1960.9, requires supervisors to comply with
the occupational safety and health standards applicable to DoD, including applicable OSHA
standards. Mishap prevention is an operating function that may not be transferred to a staff
organization. To accomplish this responsibility, supervisors will ensure that personnel are
trained to work safely, enforce safety and health rules, and correct unsafe/unhealthful acts and
unsafe/unhealthful mechanical or physical conditions. Supervisors will also investigate mishaps
and promptly report hazardous conditions to the Safety and Health Manager or other designated