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ES&H Manual
Chapter 6660 Hazardous Material Transport

Jefferson Lab has determined that working with hazardous materials carries an unmitigated Risk Code >2. At a minimum all tasks requiring hazardous materials are discussed with the supervisor prior to commencement of work. An Operational Safety Procedure (OSP) is written for any work considered to be Risk Code >2 in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 3210 Work Planning, Control, and Authorization Process.


Purpose
Hazardous material, if handled incorrectly, can pose a significant risk to individuals, the environment, and equipment. Jefferson Lab addresses specific hazardous material handling issues, training, and safety requirements within various programs within its ES&H Manual. This chapter addresses the on-site transfer[1] and off-site shipment[2] requirements for this type of material which are not addressed within other specific programs.

This program satisfies applicable federal, state, and local requirements, as outlined in ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List.

Scope
Only appropriately trained individuals are authorized to handle hazardous material, in accordance with documented procedures.

The following hazardous materials have additional requirements:
  • Radioactive Material - Contact Radiation Control Department,
  • Medical Waste - Contact Occupational Medicine.


Appendices:

Review Requirements
All work control documents dealing with hazardous material on-site transfer are reviewed by Jefferson Lab's Property Manager (i.e.: Hazardous Materials Transportation Officer)

The following hazardous materials require additional reviews:
  • Radioactive Material - Radiation Control Manager
  • Hazardous Chemicals - Industrial Hygiene
  • Biohazard Material - Occupational Medicine
T1 Transport of Hazardous Material
Jefferson Lab allows limited quantities of hazardous material to be transferred from one location to another (i.e.: on-site), and shipped (i.e.: off-site) in accordance with identified safety standards. ES&H Manual Chapter 6660 Appendix T1 Transportation of Hazardous Material provides the process steps used to ensure appropriate safety precautions are utilized during these operations.


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Responsibilities:

Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.

Anyone at Jefferson Lab
Supervisors/Subcontracting Officer's Technical Representative (SOTR)/Sponsor
  • Ensure only qualified and appropriately trained individuals are allowed to transfer hazardous material on-site and ship hazardous material off-site.
  SOTRs Also
  • Providing Jefferson Lab's transportation requirements to subcontractors.
Industrial Hygiene
  • Provide hazardous material identification and support as required.
Property Manager (i.e.: Hazardous Materials Transportation Officer)
  • Ensure only qualified and appropriately trained individuals are allowed to ship hazardous material off-site.
  • Review all work control documents dealing with hazardous material on-site transfer or off-site shipping.
  • Ensure compliance with on-site transfer and off-site shipping hazardous materials rules and regulations.


Document Control:
  • ISSUING AUTHORITY:   ESH&Q Division
    TECHNICAL POINT-OF-CONTACT:  Carl Iannacone
    APPROVAL DATE:   01/19/12
    EXPIRATION DATE:  01/19/15
    REV. 0 - 01/19/12
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[1] For the purposes of this document the term "on-site transfer" refers to the movement of hazardous material from one area to another within the continuous boundary of Jefferson Lab property.
[2] For the purposes of this document the term "off-site shipment" refers to the movement of hazardous material, under the authority of Jefferson Lab, to a location outside the continuous boundary of Jefferson Lab.

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