substitutable. Therefore, supervisors have to focus the hazardous materials management efforts on
minimization and conservative use of these materials.
Unit Recycling Program. Ensure that subordinates are familiar with and participate in the recycling
program. You can verify support among your unit by ensuring that all recyclable materials are being recycled,
High-grade white paper.
Make sure that recyclable material is separated at the source. Contaminated or otherwise un-recyclable material
should be removed, cleaned, or properly disposed of. Check with the installation environmental office to verify
and get information on the material being recycled in your area.
Implementing Techniques to Avoid Overuse or Pollution. Implementation of techniques to
protect training area land can be accomplished by integrating them into the environmental risk assessment
matrices, mission planning, SOP, orders, and training/performance standards.
Verification of Equipment, Personnel, and Correct Procedures to Contain and Clean Up
a Hazmat Spill. Equipment and material required for each work area can be found in the local unit ISCP and
SPCC. Prior to beginning any laboratory operation, conduct an inspection of the petroleum laboratory to verify
the presence/condition of the following hazardous materials spill containment and cleanup equipment/materials:
Solusorb Solvent Absorbent.
Periodically check the equipment/materials for serviceability, making sure that they are in serviceable condition.
Ensure that personnel are familiar with the local unit ISCP and SPCC.
Spill Containment and Clean-Up Training Verification. Periodically the supervisor of the
petroleum lab should conduct exercises to verify that personnel are trained in up-to-date spill containment and
cleanup procedures. Verify that petroleum laboratory personnel are current with the emergency spill containment
and cleanup procedures/requirements. Upon discovery of a spill, personnel shall take action as follows:
Safely stop the source of the spill, if possible (closing valves, uprighting containers, etc.).
Contain the spill.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Erect barriers or otherwise restrict or stop the flow.
When reporting a spill to the installation's Fire and Emergency Service or 911, the following questions should be
considered to determine the nature and severity of the spill.
Is the spilled substance classified as a flammable liquid?
Is the quantity spilled 25 gallons or more?
Is the spill confined to a hard surface?
Is it possible that the spill will reach surface waters, wetlands, groundwater, streams, ditches, sewers, or
Does the reporting activity have the capability to contain or clean up the spill?