Marine Corps Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Program Manual - NAVMC 5100.8 Chapter 17

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200 - Hazard Communication

DOD Instruction 5050.5 - DOD Hazard Communication Program

MCO 5090.2A - Marine Corps Environmental Compliance and Protection Manual

What you need to know:
1) The Marine Corps is required to identify and control the storage, use, handling, and disposal of hazardous materials.

2) All Marine Corps personnel shall handle, transport, use, and dispose of hazardous materials in a manner that safeguards personnel, property, and the environment.

3) All personnel working with hazardous materials must receive hazard communication training in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.1200 and DOD training requirements.

4) Commanders, department heads, and directors are ultimately responsible for ensuring use and disposal of hazardous materials is done so in accordance with pertinent references.

5) Supervisors of personnel coming in contact with hazardous materials shall create an inventory and turn it in to their unit safety officer, or if there is none, the installation safety office. Supervisors shall also attempt to substitute for less hazardous materials whenever possible, ensure Safety Data Sheets are available to all affected personnel, ensure all hazardous materials are maintained in approved, properly labeled containers. Finally, Supervisors shall ensure all personnel working with hazardous materials are trained in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.1200, and that all used or outdated hazardous materials are reutilized or disposed of per Marine Corps, Federal, State, and installation requirements.

6) The use, storage, and handling of Liquid oxygen and lithium batteries have specialized requirements that need to be followed by units using them.

For additional information, please contact

Camilla Llantada @ (760) 763-5328

Mr. Dale Waldren @ (760) 763-2366

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