Inspections, tests, and audits should be conducted to ensure proper implementation at all levels
of site operations. This should include verifying the mechanical integrity of equipment including
vessels, tanks, and piping, and confirming that procedures and safety practices are adequate and
are being followed.
CSLM Management evaluations should include any independent assessments such as those
performed by the Facilities Evaluation Board (FEB), Office of Inspector General (OIG), and the
Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA). These data should be
included in the assessment and incorporated into the baseline for future assessments.
Summary of CSLM Program Benefits
Benefits that result from an effective CSLM include:
reduced overall chemical- related costs due to procurement decisions based on lifecycle cost
potential for significant reduction in chemical accidents as a result of controls on special-
hazard chemical purchases and subsequent monitoring until consumed or disposed;
more efficient utilization of site resources including facilities, material, and personnel due to
a streamlined procurement process with built- in hazard controls;
timely, accurate and authoritative responses from a central point of contact to questions on
chemical safety management issues;
accurate regulatory reporting through the use of a centralized, dynamic (i.e., real-time)
database that includes procurement and inventory information, technical data from MSDSs,
and chemical hazard and regulatory information;
increased safety awareness among site workers and management resulting from the
application of ISMS and EMS principles in the development of sitewide chemical policies
and procedures, coupled with a strong emphasis on the conduct of operations;
prevention and waste minimization activities and timely disposition of unneeded chemicals;
less time expended on incident investigations and corrective actions due to a decrease in the
occurrence of significant incidents.
The following list, which is not intended to be all- inclusive, is provided as guidance regarding
some of the chemical regulations applicable to all prime contractors. For a more detailed list of
applicable federal requirements, refer to: DOE-HDBK-1139/3-2003, DOE Chemical
Management Handbook, Volume 3 - Consolidated Chemical User Safety and Health
Requirements (September 2003).
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 1989.
Public Law 101-549, CLEAN AIR ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1990
10 CFR 851, WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM
29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z, TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES