hydraulic fluid, and antifreeze are examples of substances that should be stored in separate containers.
To safeguard against spills and prevent water from entering the containers, keep drums, cans, or tanks
closed except when depositing waste.
(e) Spill Response. A reportable spill is one that involves any amount of hazardous
material which may harm the environment or personnel. In areas where HM are used or stored or where
HW is stored, appropriate supplies, equipment, and personal protective items should be easily available
to allow an immediate response to any spills or accidents. Refer to the MSDS for a specific product or
contact the HW/HM section of the DRMO for guidance on the spill response items and equipment
required to safely respond to a potential spill.
b. Safety Considerations. Safety in the field is not all common sense. Soldiers should be
encouraged to continually conduct their work safely and to assist others in working safely. Supervisors
should be trained to recognize and eliminate hazards and to develop other required skills to implement
the Army's safety program. They must train soldiers in the techniques and procedures for working
safely and avoiding unnecessary accidents or injury.
(1) Lifting Hazards. The setup, operation, and dismantling of the FP module is labor
intensive. It requires personnel to do a large amount of lifting and bending. Many items associated with
the module, such as the M180 water heaters or the SEP, weigh in excess of 400 pounds and require a
forklift or a minimum of a 6-man lift to position. The erection of the TEMPERs require excessive
amounts of bending and lifting. If done improperly, this may affect the health and safety of personnel.
Supervisors should ensure all soldiers use proper lifting techniques and body mechanics when setting
up, operating, and dismantling the FP module. Soldiers should be tasked in teams suitable to the lifting
needs of the task. Forklifts and other equipment should be used whenever possible to reduce the risk of
(2) Electrical Hazards. Each FP subsystem or structure uses electrical power. Electricity in
field conditions presents unusual safety hazards which must be managed to prevent personnel injury or
(a) To prevent electrical shock, each subsystem and structure should be thoroughly
grounded using earth ground. The proper electrical grounding rods are given in the FP containers.
Electrical system grounding should be inspected periodically to ensure proper grounding is constantly
maintained for the electrical systems of all subsystems and structures.
(b) Electrical cables should be inspected periodically for cuts, abrasions, and
connectivity. Power should be removed from cut or abraded cables and the cables should be repaired or
replaced. Field conditions may require electrical cables