identifying perso nnel and resources needed for an effective emergency response. The CSLM
Manager assists emergency planners in identifying the specific hazards associated with
chemicals in use, or planned for use, at the facility and in devising protective actions that will
Emergency response implements the emergency plan, applying resources to mitigate
consequences to workers, the public, and the environment. The CSLM Manager may play a
supportive role during emergency respons e by assisting the Incident Commander and Emergency
Manager on the specific actions that will protect the health and safety of workers and the public,
as well as the emergency responders themselves.
Chemical reuse is the first choice in lieu of purchasing new chemicals. Where possible, the
following potential disposition paths for unneeded and excess chemicals should be sought:
internal use at any other work area on site;
external use by other DOE sites or use by othe r Federal agencies;
community use by approved organizations and local businesses;
return to the vendor, if possible; and
third party recycling of eligible chemicals.
Disposal as waste will be considered as the final option in the chemical disposition process.
Certain chemicals, such as a ntifreeze solutions (e.g., ethylene glycol solutions), and precious
metals are suitable for recycling and recovery. Figure 3 (see Appendix) illustrates the
disposition pathways for an unneeded chemical, including final disposal as waste.
The CSLM program should implement a fully documented process to identify, in a timely
manner, chemicals appropriate for reuse, recycle, or disposal. The CSLM program should
ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including those regarding the
transfer of relevant chemical documentation and information to accompany chemicals as they are
reused, recycled, or otherwise dispositioned.
An important area of responsibility of the CSLM program lies in developing general hazard
communication training for all site employees and additional facility-specific and chemical-
specific training for workers involved in day-to-day chemical-related activities. All employees
should be provided with formal initial training, followed by subsequent annual refresher training.
The training should use a graded approach such that each increasing level of risk associated with
the safe use of chemicals is addressed. Job-specific training should include other topics such as
process chemistry, process control, chemical storage, hazardous material regulations for
chemical packaging, waste identification and disposal, and pollution prevention and waste
Programmatic / Administrative Elements of CSLM Program