In order to maintain compliance with the necessary safety guidelines in a petroleum facility, there must be on
hand reference materials to which technicians can refer. The latest versions of hazardous material
references are required to be kept in a central, visible, and easily accessible location within the petroleum
ISO 9000-2. Every petroleum facility should maintain a copy of the latest version of ISO 9000-2. This
document contains procedures for the safe handling and disposal of hazardous materials listed by type of
substance or material.
HMIS. Hazardous Material Information System (HMIS) sheets for hazardous substances can be maintained
for each applicable substance used in your facility. Procedures for the safe handling and disposal of these
hazardous substances are listed on each sheet under the heading "Precautions For Safe Handling And Use".
MSDS. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are required at a minimum to be maintained for each
hazardous substance used in your facility. Procedures for the safe handling and disposal of these hazardous
substances are listed under the heading of "Handling and Storage Precautions" for handling and " Spill or
Leak Procedures" for disposal.
PART H PETROLEUM SUPPLY ENVIRONMENTAL SOP
Probably the most important document related to petroleum supply environmental stewardship, will be the
Standing Operating Procedures developed by you, as a senior NCO in a petroleum supply unit.
The petroleum supply environmental SOP should contain all applicable environmental safety, training,
reporting, clean-up, and doctrinal procedures as presented in this lesson. In addition, this SOP must address
situations and procedures that are specific to your particular unit's mission. The following format taken from
FM 10-426, Appendix B, will be used when developing your unit's environmental SOP. This format outlines
the sequence and content coverage required for an effective SOP.
Unit Location - Using unit location.
References - Applicable references used to develop SOP.
Required Content - SOP content.
Purpose - Tell the reason you are establishing the SOP.
Scope - Specify procedures and requirements to be covered by the SOP.
Responsibility - Responsible personnel for each set of procedures
Procedures - State which operating procedures are to be used.
Miscellaneous - Any additional pertinent information to be included.
Definition Section - Definitions of terms
Signs and Symbols - Explanation of symbols and/or signs used.