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Hazmat questions answered online!

IT'S A COMPLICATED BUSINESS, WORKING WITH HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (HAZMAT).

HANDLING, PACKAGING, STORING AND TRANSPORTING HAZMAT RAISE ALL KINDS OF THORNY QUESTIONS.

FOR EXAMPLE ...

DO YOU KNOW WHICH DOCUMENTS TO USE WHEN SHIPPING?

DO YOU UNDERSTAND PACKAGING REQUIREMENTS?

HOW DO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LAWS RELATE TO DOD REGULATIONS?

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO GET A COPY OF A DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) SPECIAL PERMIT, A COMPETENT AUTHORITY APPROVAL (CAA), OR A CERTIFICATE OF EQUIVALENCY (COE)?

AND HOW ABOUT HAZMAT TRAINING? WHAT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION DO YOU NEED AND WHERE DO YOU GET IT?

YOU NEED PEOPLE YOU CAN TRUST TO GIVE YOU STRAIGHT ANSWERS.

YOU'LL FIND THEM AT THE USAMC LOGSA PACKAGING, STORAGE AND CONTAINERIZATION CENTER (PSCC)

THEY'RE THE HAZMAT EXPERTS. THEY'LL RESEARCH AND ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.

HERE'S HOW TO GET ANSWERS ...

* Go to the PSCC home page:

https://www.logsa.army.mi1/pscc/PSCC_WebDev/PSCC/psccindex.htm

* Click on HAZMAT.

* On the next web page, in the left-hand banner, click on HAZMAT Question?

It'll take you to an online form that lets you submit questions. Fill out the form, including name, command/activity, mailing address, DSN and commercial phone numbers, email address and your question. Then click the target icon to submit it.

The PSCC Packaging & Transportation (P&T) Division team will research your question and answer it by email.

You can also go directly lo the HAZMAT Question form with this url:

https://www.logsa.army.mil/pscc/PSCC_WebDev/P&T/ HAZMAT/hazmatquestions.htm

Or you can phone DSN 795-7070/7144/7685. (570) 615-7070/7144/7685.

As Long As You're Online

And while you're on the PSCC website, you'll benefit by looking at a few other web pages:

From the home page, click on HAZMAT. The next web page discusses PSCC's role in HAZMAT:

* packaging and policy

* transport and storage

* marking, labeling and placarding

* certification

* training

* on-site guidance and more

In the left-hand banner of the page, you'll find links lo:

* DoT-E, CAA & COE

* Training

* HAZMAT Regulations

* FAQs

Explore these pages and expand your HAZMAT education.

Material Safety Data Sheets

Need material safety data sheets (MSDS)7 From the PSCC home page, click on HMIRS. The link takes you to a page that discusses the DoD Hazardous Materials Information Resource System (HMIRS), In the fourth paragraph, click on this web site. You'll go to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) HMIRS website, where you'll find MSDS. Of course, you can go directly to DLA HMIRS with this url:

http://www.dlis.dla.mil/hmirs/

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Title Annotation:Hazardous Materials ...
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2013
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