storage facility. For this reason, periodic inspections and required servicing at prescribed
intervals are key elements in ensuring that these systems serve their purpose reliably.
B. Since facilities vary by type, purpose, year of construction, and design features,
establishment of specific inspection and maintenance intervals is beyond the scope of this
publication. The Facility Engineer, in consultation with the Environmental Protection Office and
with an Industrial Hygienist, will develop detailed requirements. Inspection and maintenance
intervals will be based upon manufacturer's recommendations or I.G. established time frames
unless local maintenance history files suggest the need for more stringent requirements. The
Installation Inspection and Maintenance Program will address, as a minimum, the following
systems or components:
1. Roofs, ceilings, walls, and floors of hazardous materials storage areas.
2. Ventilation systems, including ventilation rates for each storage area.
3. Heating and air-conditioning systems.
4. Electrical, lighting, and plumbing systems.
5. Emergency exits and cargo openings, including emergency lights and exit signs.
6. Facility alarm systems.
7. Fire suppression systems.
8. Spill control and containment features.
8.14 Standard Operating Procedures
A. Although many hazards in the workplace will be eliminated or controlled through
engineering controls, isolation of hazardous operations, and substitution of safer procedures,
additional procedural controls may be required to achieve overall hazard abatement objectives.
From a mishap prevention viewpoint, unsafe or unhealthy acts or conditions are the result of one
or more basic causes. One frequent cause is the absence of command emphasis for sound
operating procedures tailored to suit the local operating environment.
B. Defense installations will develop and publish local guidance for employees not otherwise
provided in official manuals or authoritative publications. Such procedures may be available in
the Operating and Support Hazard Analysis of the System Safety Analysis, if such an analysis
has been performed on the specific warehouse or facility. Suggested areas to be covered include
1. Procedures for an inspection of the workplace prior to the entry of employees at the