Physical and chemical characteristics
Precautions for safe handling and use
Routes of entry into the body
Emergency and first-aid procedures for exposure
Date of preparation of the MSDS or last change
Name, address, and phone number of a
responsible party who can provide additional
information on the hazardous material and
appropriate emergency procedure
Manufacturers may use any format or arrangements
of this information, but every MSDS must include all
the items. Every hazardous material user must be
trained on the precautions associated with that material.
MSDSs must be available upon request to any user. If
you have a question, check with your commands
hazardous material/hazardous waste coordinator.
REVIEW 2 QUESTIONS
Q1. Manufacturers provide data to people who use
hazardous materials. What publication contains
information on using, storing, and disposing of
Q2. What instruction dictates that all hands are to
follow Material Safety Data Sheets guidelines?
The major concern of Navy personnel aboard small
boats is safetyfor passengers and crew members. This
section covers safety precautions to follow aboard small
boats. Every Sailor should be thoroughly familiar with
boat safety precautions. When you are on or boarding a
boat, observe the following precautions:
Obey all orders from the coxswain.
Embark in a quiet, orderly manner and move as
far forward as possible. Once embarked, stay in
Keep all parts of your body in the boat; do not sit
Dont engage in horseplay.
Never distract the attention of crew members
from their duties.
Dont sit on life jackets; this will compress the
filler and reduce buoyancy.
When told to do so, don your life jacket
Dont smoke in a boat.
If told to embark or disembark, do so without
argument. During heavy weather, boat loads will
If a boat swamps or capsizes, do not panic. Fear
can spread quickly from person to person. A
terrified person drowns easily. Stay with the boat
or huddle with other passengers. A large group
can be found much easier than individual
Weather decks of ships at sea are extremely
hazardous places, particularly aboard small ships. The
ship may be level one minute and take a sharp roll the
next. At any moment, a large wave could submerge the
main deck to a depth of several feet, or a wave could
come unexpectedly over the fantail.
Vigilance (alertness) is always a necessity aboard
ship. In foul weather, you must be even more alert. If
your duties dont require your presence on the main
deck, dont go there. Use interior passageways or
superstructure decks for moving about the ship. When