record sheet, you will find a record of the numbers of the
tags, the persons hanging the tags, and the persons
second checking all the tags. It also contains the
authorization for clearance of the tags by the authorizing
officer and the repair activity representative. The record
includes the date and time of removal of the tags along
with the initials of the person(s) removing them. After
the tags have been cleared and the record sheet is
properly filled out for the removal of the tags, place the
sheet in the back of the tag-out log in the cleared section
for destruction at a later time. Record the date and time
cleared in the tag-out index/audit record.
AUDITS.Audits are an important part of the
tag-out system. Audits are required at least every
2 weeks; nuclear-powered ships require audits weekly
under some conditions. Audit all outstanding tag-out
sheets against the index/audit record section. As part of
the audit, check each tag-out record sheet for
completeness and check the installed tags. Make sure
the positions of valves or switches havent been
changed from the description on the tag, the label, and
the record sheet. Log the date and time on each tag-out
record sheet. Note any discrepancies you found (if you
found none, note that also) followed by your signature.
Your signature verifies the log is up to date and tags
and/or labels have been visually inspected.
Learning Objectives: Define hazardous material and
recall the sources of information for using, handling,
and disposing of hazardous material. Recognize the
importance of instructing personnel in work-related
hazards, safety precautions, and in the use and
maintenance of personal protective equipment and
clothing. Recall the types of cleaning solvents and the
safety precautions for handling and using solvents.
Recognize proper safety, handling, and inspection
procedures when disposing of hazardous materials.
We use hazardous materials (HAZMATS) daily,
afloat and ashore, in maintenance, repair, and cleaning.
We could not maintain our operational effectiveness
without using hazardous materials. In using
HAZMATS, however, we may also produce hazardous
We can use hazardous materials effectively and
safely if we take care in their handling, storage, and
disposal. To help ensure our safety, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) passed a
regulation called Hazard Communication Standard,
29 CRF 1910.1200. Since DoD and SECNAV have
adopted that regulation, all civilian and military
employees of the federal government must comply
with the regulation.
If handled improperly, the hazardous materials
you must use to do your job can be hazardous to your
health, the health of others, and the environment.
Therefore, you have the right to be trained in the use of
HAZMATS and to know any information about those
materials that could threaten your safety or health.
To protect your rights and to ensure personnel
comply with OSHA and Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) regulations, the Navy has developed a
hazardous material control and management program.
The Environmental and Natural Resources Program
Manual , OPNAVINST 5090.1(Series); Navy
Occupational Safety and Health (NAVOSH) Program
Manual for Forces Afloat, OPNAVINST 5100.19
(Series); and Navy Occupational Safety and Health
(NAVOSH) Program Manual, OPNAVINST 5100.23
(Series), contain hazardous material control and
The Naval Supply Systems Command manages
the overall program for hazardous material control and
management for the Navy. The programs objectives
are as follows:
Minimize the amount of hazardous materials in
Use hazardous materials safely.
Decrease the amount of hazardous waste we
The number of tag-out logs required depends
on the size of the ship.
After the tags are cleared and the record sheet
is filled out, where should you place the
At the front of the tag-out log
At the back of the tag-out log in the
In the index/audit record
In the documentation file