Chapter 1 - Hazard Analysis
This chapter identifies and consolidates existing user safety and health requirements found in DOE
and Federal chemical-related safety and health regulations and National Standards that address hazard
analysis of activities involving chemicals (see definition) and chemical products (see definition).
State and local codes and requirements are NOT included. This chapter specifically consolidates
requirements found in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the American National
Standards Institute (ANSI), the Compressed Gas Association (CGA), the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA), and certain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and
Department of Energy (DOE) Rules and Orders, including technical standards that are made
mandatory by their specific reference within a regulation, rule or DOE Order.
This chapter is intended to list chemical-related safety and health requirements and to consolidate
those that are overlapping and/or duplicative. The list of requirements includes "pointers" to the
sources of those requirements.
This document does NOT create any new or additional requirements.
The information presented here applies to all locations that use chemicals or chemical products.
[NOTE: Throughout this document, the term "chemicals" is used to indicate chemicals and/or
chemical products as described in Section 3, below.] This chapter is intended only to address safety
and health-related hazard and risk analysis requirements applicable to chemical user activities. It
consolidates existing, core safety and health requirements that all sites must follow when engaged in
The requirements included in this chapter come from sources that have different safety purposes. As
a result, some of these requirements may not always be applicable to the work being performed at an
individual site or facility. It is the responsibility of each user to determine the applicability of specific
requirements to their work and how they are implemented. The reference sources for the
requirements included in this chapter can be used to determine the applicability of those requirements
to the work being performed.
3.0 Definitions and Acronyms
4.0 Requirements for Chemical Hazard Analysis
4.1 General (Applicable to all operations/activities involving
Hyperlinks to ANSI, CGA, and NFPA requirements provided here are for general information only, as they
require user subscription to a prescribed service in order to access these organizations' source requirements.