TITLE:

ES&H Manual

 

DOCUMENT ID:

6660 Appendix T1

Transport of Hazardous Material

 

 

1.0          Purpose

 

Jefferson Lab allows limited quantities of hazardous material to be transferred[1] from one location to another (i.e.: on-site), and shipped[2] (i.e.: off-site) in accordance with identified safety standards.  This appendix provides the process steps used to ensure appropriate safety precautions are utilized during these operations.

 

2.0          Scope

 

This appendix applies to hazardous material in quantities at or below “Allowable On-site Transfer Limits” (as noted below).  Only Jefferson Lab’s Industrial Hygiene Department, Radiation Control Department, or Shipping and Receiving Department can authorize hazardous material on-site transport in quantities exceeding these limits; or off-site shipment of any quantity.  

 

The following hazardous material has additional requirements:

 

·      Radioactive Material – See ES&H Manual Chapter 6310 Protection from Ionizing Radiation

·      Medical Waste – See ES&H Manual Chapter 6800 Appendix T4 Regulated Medical Waste Management

 

The process steps for this procedure are performed in coordination with ES&H Manual Chapter 6660 Hazardous Material Transport.

 

3.0          Responsibilities

NOTE:           Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.

 

3.1            Anyone at Jefferson Lab

·       When transferring or shipping hazardous material, follow the process steps provided below.

·       Request hazardous material identification and support from Industrial Hygiene as required.

 

3.2            Supervisor/Subcontracting Officer’s Technical Representative (SOTR)/Sponsor

·       Ensure only qualified and appropriately trained individuals are allowed to transfer hazardous material on-site and ship hazardous material off-site.

 

3.2.1       SOTRs Also:

·       Providing Jefferson Lab’s transportation requirements to subcontractors.

 

3.3            Industrial Hygiene

·       Provide hazardous material identification and support as required.

 

3.4            Property Manager (i.e.: Hazardous Materials Transportation Officer)

·       Ensure only qualified and appropriately trained individuals are allowed to ship hazardous material off-site.

·       Review all work control documents dealing with hazardous material on-site transfer or off-site shipping.

·       Ensure compliance with on-site transfer and off-site shipping hazardous materials rules and regulations.   

 

4.0          Process Steps

 

Unless otherwise stated, anyone at Jefferson Lab may perform the process steps outlined below.

 

4.1            On-Site Transfer of Hazardous Material

 

Step 1:          Prepare the Transfer Location; ensure it is appropriate in accordance with hazardous material requirements.  (See ES&H Manual Chapter 6610 Appendix T3 Chemical Labeling, Storing, and Transporting Requirements.)

 

Step 2:          Identify the Hazardous Material and Quantity

·       Look at the container’s label – identify the material and its associated hazard class. 

o   If the hazard class is not shown on the label – Use Jefferson Lab’s Material Safety Data Sheet Database.  The Hazard Class is generally listed under “Transport Information,” or similar, within “MSDS Contents” section.)

·       Estimate how full the container is to determine the quantity to be transferred or shipped.  (Example: if container holds 50 gallons and is half full, estimated quantity would be 25 gallons.)

 

Step 3:          Review the Transportation Requirements for the Identified Hazard Class

The table below provides examples of Jefferson Lab’s most common hazardous material.  If your hazardous material is not listed, use its associated Hazard Class to determine its requirements.

 

Examples of Common Chemicals

DOT Hazard Class

Allowable On-Site Transfer Limit

Transport Requirements

None - Jefferson Lab does not accept any Class 1 Material without pre-approval of the Jefferson Lab Site Office. 

Hazard Class 1 – Explosives

Explosives 1.1Explosives 1.2

Explosives 1.3Explosives 1.4

Explosives 1.5

Not Allowed

This type of material is considered to be a Risk Code >2.  An Operational Safety Procedure is required in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 3210 Work Planning, Control, and Authorization Process.

·      Helium,

·      Nitrogen,

·      Oxygen,

·      Acetylene

·      Cryogens

Hazard Class 2 – Gases

HC2, Non-Flammable GasHC 2, Flammable Gas

HC 2, OxygenHC 2, Toxic Gas

HC 2, Inhalation Hazard

Including:

·     Gas: Non-Flammable, Flammable, Toxic Gas, Oxygen, Inhalation Hazard,

·     Liquefied: Non-Flammable and Non-Poisonous  

·      Cylinder size not to exceed 220 lbs and total weight of load not to exceed 440 lbs

·      Toxics: Contact Industrial Hygiene

·       Cap in place. Valve closed.

·       Proper Labeling.

·       Container is designed to handle specific material.

·       Transport only in open bed-trucks or forklifts.

·       Container secured in/on vehicle.

·       Appropriate PPE used during container handling.

·      Poisonous or Flammable Cryogenic Gas:

On-site transfer of this type of material is considered to be a Risk Code >2 and requires an Operational Safety Procedure in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 3210 Work Planning, Control, and Authorization Process

·      Paint,

·      Solvents,

·      Adhesives,

·      Resins

Hazard Class 3 - Flammable Liquids

HC 3, Flammable Liquid

·      Up to 8 gallons

·       Close container and secured in/on vehicle.

·       No smoking

·       Appropriate PPE used during container handling

·     Activated carbon

·     Lithium

·     Magnesium powder

·     Tungsten powder

Hazard Class 4 – Flammable Solids

HC4, Flammable SolidHC4, Spontaneously Combustible

HC4, Dangerous When Wet

(Flammable Solid, Spontaneously Combustible, Dangerous When Wet)

·      Up to 66 lbs.

·      When Wet: limit 1 oz  - VERY DANGEROUS

·       Close container and secured in/on vehicle.

·       No smoking

·       Appropriate PPE used during container handling

·      Hydrogen peroxide

·      Epoxy hardeners or curing agents

Hazard Class 5 – Oxidizer and Organic Peroxide

HC5, OxidizerHC5, Organic Peroxide

·      Up to 66 lbs.

·       Close container and secured in/on vehicle.

·       No smoking

·       Appropriate PPE used during container handling

·      Cyanide solutions

·      Infectious agents

Hazard Class 6 – Toxic/ Poisonous and Infectious Substances

HC 6, ToxicHC 6, Infectious Substances

HC 6, Inhalation HazardHC 6, PG III

(PG III, Inhalation Hazard, Poison, Toxic)

·      Contact IH

·       Contact IH

·      Activated equipment

·      Radioactive sources

Hazard Class 7 – Radioactive

HC7, Radioactive IHC7, Radioactive II

HC7, Radioactive IIIHC7, Fissile

·      Contact RadCon

·       Contact RadCon

·      Hydrofluoric acid

·      Sulfuric acid

·      Safe-D-Scale acid

Hazard Class 8 – Corrosive

HC 8, Corrosive

·      Up to 66 lbs.

·       Close container and secured in/on vehicle.

·       Appropriate PPE used during container handling

·      Lead debris

·      Asbestos (friable)

Hazard Class 9 – Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods

HC 9, Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods

·      Up to 66 lbs.

·       Close container and secured in/on vehicle.

·       Appropriate PPE used during container handling

 

Step 4:          Transfer Hazardous Material

·       Allowable Quantity: Ensure quantity is within the allowable transfer limit

 

If the allowable transfer limit is exceeded it is considered to be a Risk Code >2 and requires a work control document (Operational Safety Procedure) in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 3210 Work Planning, Control, and Authorization Process.)  Only Jefferson Lab’s Industrial Hygiene Department, Radiation Control Department, or Shipping and Receiving Department can authorize hazardous material shipment off-site, or transport on-site in quantities exceeding these limits.

 

·       Load – Secure container on vehicle in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with requirements. 

 

·       Secure – Prevent container from shifting during transfer in accordance with requirements. 

 

·       Deliver - Ensure ownership of the container is recognized and approved at the transfer location.  

 

·       Store - Prevent container from shifting in the storage location in accordance with requirements. 

 

4.2            Off-Site Shipping Requirements

 

Only Jefferson Lab’s Shipping and Receiving, Industrial Hygiene, or Radiation Control Departments can authorize off-site shipment of hazardous material.  

 

When hazardous material shipping is required, provide the following to Shipping and Receiving, Industrial Hygiene, or Radiation Control Departments: 

 

·       Material

·       Responsible Owner’s Contact Information

·       Material Name

·       Form of Material (i.e. liquid, solid, gas etc)

·       Quantity

·       Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number (if any)

·       Material Safety Data Sheet (URL from Database is adequate)

·       Material Identification Number (if any)

·       Shipping Destination (Name, Address, and Telephone Number)

·       Special Shipping Requirements

 

5.0          Definitions

 

For the purpose of this document:

 

On-Site Transfer: For the purposes of this document the term “on-site transfer” refers to the movement of hazardous material from one area to another within the continuous boundary of Jefferson Lab property. 

Off-Site Shipment: For the purposes of this document the term “off-site shipment” refers to the movement of hazardous material, under the authority of Jefferson Lab, to a location outside the continuous boundary of Jefferson Lab.

 

6.0          References

 

Jefferson Lab’s Hazardous Materials Transportation Policy and Procedures

49 CFR Transportation, Subchapter C - Hazardous Material Regulations Part 171 – 180

DOE O 460.1C, Packaging and Transportation Safety

 

7.0          Revision Summary

 

Revision 0 – 01/19/12 – This is new material.

 

 

 

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ESH&Q Division

Carl Iannacone

01/19/12

01/19/15

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[1] For the purposes of this document the term “on-site transfer” refers to the movement of hazardous material from one area to another within the continuous boundary of Jefferson Lab property.   

 

[2] For the purposes of this document the term “off-site shipment” refers to the movement of hazardous material, under the authority of Jefferson Lab, to a location outside the continuous boundary of Jefferson Lab.