redistilled or recycled by personnel as a result of the recoupment process described in chapter 4
of this document.
8.11 Employee Information and Training
A. Commanders are required by Title 29 CFR, section 1910.1200, to provide employees with
information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial
assignment and whenever a new hazard is introduced into their work area. Specifically,
employees will be informed of:
1. The requirements of the Hazard Communication Program as prescribed by Title 29 CFR,
2. Any operations involving hazardous chemicals in their work area.
3. The location and availability of the written Hazard Communication Program, including the
list(s) of hazardous chemicals and the MSDSs required by Title 29 CFR, section 1910.1200.
4. Specific training required by Title 29 CFR, section 1910.1200, will be addressed in chapter
9 of this document.
SECTION IV. INSPECTIONS AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES
A. Mishap prevention surveys and inspections and sound operating procedures are among the
principal elements of a total safety and health program. In addition to these inspections,
installations are subject to both announced and unannounced inspections conducted by OSHA
under authority of Title 29 CFR.
B. Inspections of workplaces in which hazardous materials are stored and handled are the
responsibility of each employee assigned to work in these areas. Although the commander and
supervisory personnel are ultimately responsible, each employee, from the beginning to the end
of the work shift, must be alert to conditions that, if not corrected, might later pose a more
serious risk to all employees. These conditions include, but are not limited to, damaged or
leaking containers, overturned drums, fallen stacks of material, or employee smoking in
prohibited areas. The purpose of this section is to provide general guidance concerning
inspections, operating procedures, and physical examination requirements. Specific guidelines
and policy set forth by services and agencies will be followed as appropriate.
8.13 Inspections and Maintenance
A. Buildings designated for the storage of hazardous materials will generally have certain
engineering features incorporated into their design for the specific purpose of controlling or
minimizing the hazards of the stored materials. The unexpected sudden or gradual failure of
these systems is, therefore, probably of greater concern than it would be in a nonhazardous