Dispose of out-of-date, chemical agent kits properly as HW.
Supply, Storage, and Transportation
Substitute less hazardous solvents and cleaning solutions when permitted.
Select items that have less packaging.
Take leftover items (such as paint or excess parts) to the installation reissue center.
Store materials according to MSDS guidelines.
Keep a copy of the applicable MSDS for each HM on hand in a binder.
Label and date new supplies.
Place new supplies to the back of the storage area.
Issue older supplies first.
Avoid stockpiling or keeping items around "just in case they are needed."
Keep recycling container free of trash and garbage.
Turn in excess or damaged repair parts and tools, as stated in the unit maintenance or
Turn in excess paint, solvents, cleaners, and supplies to the installation supply point.
Reuse containers when possible.
Purchase cleaning solvents and lubricants in bulk, and refill smaller containers as needed.
Recycle materials as required by the installation recycling program.
Dispose of solid waste and HW according to local policy.
Transport paint, solvents, cleaners, and other HW and HM safely, as required by existing
requirements. Ensure that there are proper placards and that appropriate spill containment
equipment is with the vehicle.
Report spills immediately.
Place the refueling nozzle in a drip pan, not on the ground.
Place drip pans, diapers, or absorbent material (such as floor sweep) under vehicles when
Place fuel cans in a drip pan for refueling or storage.
Ensure that each refueling vehicle has a least two fire extinguishers.
Ensure that a properly stocked spill kit is readily available.
Ensure that potable water is available for emergency eye washing.
Reuse overpack drums to transfer contaminated soil.
Recycle used or contaminated POL products.
Dispose of contaminated soil and absorbents according to installation policy.
Field Sanitation/Field Mess
Enforce the use of field latrines instead of expedients such as "catholes."
Collect litter and solid waste at the source (for example, mess site, aid station, or issue
Store perishable items properly to reduce spoilage.
Reuse waste accumulation containers.
Ensure that waste accumulation containers have lids that keep out weather and pests.
Store motor gas containers properly at all times. They should be closed, with no open
funnels or tubes attached.
Conduct filling operations on a tarp or a plastic liner with a soil berm or sandbag
perimeter for secondary containment in the event of a spill.
Conduct lighting operations on open soil so that any residual fuel will freely burn during
Maneuver Damage Control
Identify environmental risks before going to the field.