Best practice- Order tags and label required noise producing equipment (NSN 0105-LF-004-7800). REF: OPNAVINST 5100.19E paragraph B0404c(1) and B0402b(2).
Potable water equipment: 60% of units potable water hose ends, wrenches, water risers, and caps were not painted dark blue.
Best practice- Have all potable water equipment painted blue. REF: NAVMED P-5010 paragraph 6-19.
Potable water connections: FY2010 repeat discrepancy. 52% of units surveyed did not have temporary potable water hose connections marked with caution signs -"DISCONNECT HOSE WHEN NOT IN USE," in one-inch red letters.
Best practice- Submit engraving request (2-Lima) to have required signs engraved or print on color printer and laminate/post in required areas. REF: NSTM 533 paragraph 533-2.3.4.
Potable water connections: FY2010 repeat discrepancy. 48% of units surveyed had sinks or faucets with hose threads not equipped with vacuum breakers.
Best practice- Order required number of vacuum breakers (NSN: 4820-00-164-3377). REF: NSTM 533 paragraph 533-22.214.171.124; NAVMED P-5010 paragraph 6-42, 6-44.B
Heat Stress thermometers: FY2010 repeat discrepancy. 42% of units surveyed did not have the NAVSEA approved hanging dry bulb thermometers permanently hanging at all key watch and work stations where heat stress conditions may exist.
Best practice- Order approved hanging dry bulb thermometers (NSN 6685-00-243-9964). REF: OPNAVINST 5100.19E paragraph B0204b(1)