Safety Officer & Fire Warden
Facility Managers/Supervisors will be the Safety Officer and Fire Warden for their facilities and must be appointed in writing. Appointing an alternate Safety Officer and Fire Warden is recommended.
Fire Wardens will receive their training from their base’s Fire Department. For class times and dates, contact your base’s fire department.
Facility managers and supervisors on both MCRD Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort will schedule and take all safety training through MCAS Department of Safety and Standardization. Training requirements for facilities Safety Officers are:
- 30 hour OSHA course
- Initial manager 4 hour safety training with annual refresher
- Operational Risk Management with yearly refresher training
All other MCCS employees:
- 10 hour OSHA with Operational Risk Management Training
- 4 hour annual refresher training
Safety Book Layout
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Overview
- Chapter 2: Training Requirements for All MCCS-SC Employees and Supervisors
- Chapter 3: Hazcom Training & NAVMC 11401 Form
- Chapter 4: Safety Resources & References
- Chapter 5: Safety Officer & Safety Council Appointment Letter
- Chapter 6: Safety Warden Training & Appointment Letter
- Chapter 7: Safety Bulletin Board Requirement
- Chapter 8: Monthly Safety Inspections
- Chapter 9: MCCS-SC Administration Office Emergency Action Plan
- Chapter 10: Instructions on SDS Book Set Up
- Chapter 11: MCCS Safety Policy
- Chapter 12: Monthly Safety Talk Topics & Rosters
- Chapter 13: Copy of Safety Checklists
- Chapter 14: OSH Inspections & Responses
- Chapter 15: Fire Walks Annual Records
- Chapter 16: Job Hazard Analysis
There are specific things to do to convert to GHS. There are also tweaks and optimizations that can be made to each site.
- Start by weeding out redundant and outdated documents. 33% of SDS or full-disclosure documents are revised each year so make sure to start with the most up-to-date information.
- Set up a process to ensure that outreach to suppliers occurs on an ongoing basis. Ongoing outreach is critical to verify that raw material information remains current for all finished goods, down to the substance level, throughout the year. Outreach to the supply chain can be done manually, often with phone calls and spreadsheets, but it's best if outreach is automated as some software add-on modules will do.
- Assemble raw materials in a spreadsheet or database application. A relational database is the best approach because then raw material ingredients can be tied to a finished product. If using formulation software or a formulation database, formula information can be tied to the raw material ingredient information to produce a comprehensive BOM (bill of material) for your finished good. Also, a relational database provides visibility into your materials data, providing huge bonus value for reporting, re-formulating, cost savings and streamlining in procurement and storage. Almost a no-brainer: all this value-add should come from one database.
- To produce a GHS-compliant data sheet, all data must be validated with available references such as toxicological studies, exposure data, and environmental regulatory databases. Having all data in a relational database will prove to be essential to maintaining and cross-referencing these layers of data and resources. Companies will also want to examine and decide how materials and mixtures fit under the GHS classifications. Once the data is aligned, GHS compliant SDSs and labels are easily generated.
- The remaining requirements are similar to the existing HCS: employees must be trained on the new data sheets, labels must be produced that reflect the information contained on the SDS, and everyone must be trained on the safe handling of raw materials and finished goods.