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Hazardous Noise- FY2010 repeat discrepancy. 72% of units surveyed did not have equipment which have noise levels of 84dba or greater (continuous/intermittent) or 140dba (impact/impulse) posted with signs or warning tags.

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 533-2.3.5.1; 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)
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Title Annotation:HMC (SS) Harris
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Date:Oct 1, 2011
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