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2.7 Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization
Chemical containers can be marked as surplus in ACIS. This allows users to check for chemical
availability before placing a new order. All site contractors are required to follow the objective of
minimizing the volume and toxicity of the LANL chemical product inventory.
2.8 Emergency Management
Procedures outlined in the Chemical Management LIR must be followed at the LANL site, and the ACIS
must be used to track chemicals to ensure compliance with the Emergency Planning and Community
Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) requirements. Facility- or building-specific emergency response plans must
be prepared. Site-specific emergency procedures requirements stated in LANL Emergency Management
LIR 403-00-01 and the building requirements from the Emergency Management Plan (EMP 403-00-0),
together with the facility Spill Control Plan constitute the facility or building emergency response plan.
Each subcontractor at the site is responsible for proper response, notification, assessment, sampling,
cleanup, decontamination, waste disposal investigation, and follow-up information related to spills.
2.9 Disposal
The General Waste Management Requirements LIR outlines the steps required to properly dispose of
chemicals no longer needed onsite. The controls and requirements described govern activities associated
with characterizing, segregating, packaging, and shipping waste chemicals for treatment and disposal. An
MSDS is required to dispose unused chemical or a consumer product.
2.10 Training
All chemical workers are required to complete formal introductory HAZ COM (worker-right-to-know)
training provided by ES&H Division. Training topics include how to detect hazards, how to interpret an
MSDS, and labeling requirements. All LANL chemical workers must be briefed on the following
activities and topics: operation and building chemical inventory, obtaining an MSDS, establishing
ownership of chemicals, secondary-container-labeling requirements, building signs and postings, building
emergency plans, the CHP or HAZ COM Plan, location of eyewashes and safety showers, spill response,
and chemical storage requirements. Additional facility-specific training includes on-the-job training on
the specific chemical hazards, procedures, PPE, and Hazard Control Plans. If workers use fume hoods
equipped with an airflow-monitoring device, they must be trained on the indicators of ineffective
Chemical Hygiene Officers must meet the chemical worker training requirements and have the education
or experience to determine the hazards and consequences of exposure to the chemicals found on the
chemical inventory.

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