1 OPNAVINST 5 May 2019 NAVY SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM MANUAL FOR FORCES AFLOAT DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS 2000 NAVY PENTAGON WASHINGTON DC 20350-2000 OPNAVINST N09F 5 May 2019 OPNAV INSTRUCTION From: Chief of Naval Operations Subj: NAVY SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM MANUAL FOR FORCES AFLOAT Ref: (a) OPNAVINST 1. Purpose. To implement the Navy SAFETY and OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH (SOH) PROGRAM Manual and the requirements of reference (a) for afloat commands. This instruction has been completely revised and should be reviewed in their entirety.
2 Major changes are summarized in chapter A1, paragraph 3. 2. Cancellation. OPNAVINST 3. Applicability. This instruction applies to all Navy afloat commands. Navy echelon 2 command responsibilities are identified to ensure Navy afloat commands receive the SOH support they need. 4. Discussion. This instruction provides naval afloat command SAFETY standards and precautions necessary to carry out the PROGRAM established in reference (a). 5. Action. All afloat commands must comply with the implementing policy guidance stated and established in this instruction. The policies, procedures, and actions prescribed here are published without the necessity for implementing instructions from the echelon 2 commands, bureaus, and offices, except where specifically directed.
3 However, commands having significant SOH responsibilities ( , Military Sealift Command (MSC)) should provide appropriate supplemental guidance. 6. Records Management a. Records created as a result of this instruction, regardless of format or media, must be maintained and dispositioned for the standard subject identification codes 1000 through 13000 series per the records disposition schedules located on the Department of the Navy/Assistant for Administration, Directives and Records Management Division portal page at OPNAVINST 5 May 2019 2 b. For questions concerning the management of records related to this instruction or the records disposition schedules, please contact the local records manager or the Department of the Navy/Assistant for Administration, Directives and Records Management Division PROGRAM office.
4 7. Review and Effective Date. Per OPNAVINST , the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Special Assistant for SAFETY (N09F) will review this instruction annually on the anniversary of its issuance date to ensure applicability, currency, and consistency with Federal, Department of Defense (DoD), Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), and Navy policy and statutory authority using OPNAV 5215/40 Review of Instruction. This instruction will be in effect for 10 years, unless revised or cancelled in the interim, and will be reissued by the 10-year anniversary date if it is still required, unless it meets one of the exceptions in OPNAVINST , paragraph 9. Otherwise, if the instruction is no longer required, it will be processed for cancellation as soon as the need for cancellation is known following the guidance in OPNAV Manual of May 2016.
5 8. Forms. Forms mandated in this instruction manual are listed in chapter A1, paragraph 9. MARK L. LEAVITT Special Assistant for SAFETY Releasability and distribution: This instruction is cleared for public release and is available electronically only via Department of the Navy Issuances Web site, OPNAVINST 5 May 2019 i TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION A. SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION .. A1-1 1. Background .. A1-1 2. Purpose and Organization of this Instruction Manual .. A1-1 3. Major Changes .. A1-3 4. Applicability .. A1-4 5. References and D efinition of T erms .. A1-5 6. SOH Manual C A1-5 7. Terminology .. A1-5 8. Precedence .. A1-5 9. Forms.
6 A1-6 Chapter 2. SOH PROGRAM ORGANIZATION AND A2-1 1. Policy .. A2-1 2. Overall N avy P rogram .. A2-1 3. Command PROGRAM .. A2-5 4. Training .. A2-11 Chapter 3. INSPECTIONS, ASSESSMENTS, ASSISTS, AND MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE .. A3-1 1. Discussion .. A3-1 2. SAFETY Inspections .. A3-1 3. Self A ssessments .. A3-2 4. AOSA .. A3-2 5. IH Surveys .. A3-4 6. Medical S urveillance .. A3-7 APPENDIX A3- A INSPECTION OF DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WORKPLACES BY FEDERAL AND STATE OSH REPRESENTATIVES .. A3-A-1 APPENDIX A3- B APPLICABILITY OF THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL IN RELATION TO COMBATANT AND SHORE SUPPORT CRAFT .. A3-B-1 Chapter 4. HAZARD CONTROL, REPORTING, AND ABATEMENT.
7 A4-1 1. Discussion .. A4-1 2. Hazard P revention .. A4-1 3. Principles of H azard C ontrol .. A4-2 4. Hazard R eporting .. A4-4 5. Hazard A batement P rocedures .. A4-5 6. Interim Controls .. A4-8 OPNAVINST 5 May 2019 ii SECTION B. MAJOR HAZARD SPECIFIC ELEMENTS Chapter 1 ASBESTOS 1. Discussion .. B1-1 2. Chapter O rganization ..B1-2 3. Applicability ..B1-3 4. Identification and Asbestos Hazards ..B1-4 5. Types of A sbestos Work Performed A board Navy Ship ..B1-5 6. Workplace R elease Criteria ..B1-8 7. Protocol for Ship s F orce P erforming N on-Friable Asbestos Maintenance ..B1-8 8. Protocol for EART ..B1-10 9. Training ..B1-11 APPENDIX B1-A ASBESTOS INSULATION BULK SAMPLE COLLECTION AND SUBMISSION PROCEDURE FOR SHIPS FORCE.
8 B1-A-1 APPENDIX B1-B STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR SHIP S FORCE PROTOCOL ..B1-B-1 APPENDIX B1-C STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR EMERGENCY ASBESTOS RESPONSE TEAM PROTOCOL ..B1-C-1 APPENDIX B1-D ASBESTOS REPAIR OR REMOVAL PRE-WORK BRIEF .. B1-D-1 Chapter 2. HEAT STRESS ..B2-1 1. Discussion ..B2-1 2. Responsibilities ..B2-2 3. Heat S tress Monitoring and Surveying ..B2-5 4. PHEL Determination ..B2-13 5. Training ..B2-16 APPENDIX B2-A PHEL CURVE GENERAL APPLICABILITY SELECTION .. B2-A-1 APPENDIX B2-B VENTILATION TROUBLE-SHOOTING AND REPAIR A CTIONS ..B2-B-1 APPENDIX B2-C USE OF THE WBGT METER ..B2-C-1 APPENDIX B2-D TIME WEIGHTED MEAN (TWM) WBGT VALUES.
9 B2-D-1 Chapter 3. HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT (HMC&M) ..B3-1 1. Discussion ..B3-1 2. Applicability B3-2 OPNAVINST 5 May 2019 iii 3. Terminology ..B3-3 4. HMC&M Requisition and Labeling ..B3-7 5. Training ..B3-9 6. Surface Ship Responsibilities ..B3-9 7. Submarine R esponsibilities ..B3-16 APPENDIX B3-A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL (HAZMAT) AND OIL SPILL RESPONSE PROCEDURES (SURFACE SHIPS ONLY) .. B3-A-1 APPENDIX B3-B MERCURY SPILL RESPONSE AND CLEANUP PROCEDURES (SURFACE SHIPS ONLY) ..B3-B-1 Chapter 4. NOISE ABATEMENT AND hearing CONSERVATION ..B4-1 1. Discussion ..B4-1 2. Noise A batement and hearing C onservation Responsibilities ..B4-1 3. Noise Measurement and Exposure A ssessment.
10 B4-4 4. Noise A batement ..B4-6 5. Identifying and Labeling of H azardous N oise Areas and E quipment ..B4-6 6. hearing P rotection D evices (HPD) ..B4-7 7. Audiometric T esting and Medical E valuation ..B4-8 8..B4-9 9. Recordkeeping ..B4-9 APPENDIX B4-A AUDIOMETRIC TESTING AND MEDICAL EVALUATION .. B4-A-1 Chapter 5. SIGHT CONSERVATION ..B5-1 1. Discussion ..B5-1 2. PROGRAM R esponsibilities ..B5-1 3. Designation of E ye-Hazardous A reas and P rocesses ..B5-2 4. Issue and Maintenance of S ight P rotection Equipment .. B5-3 5. Temporary P rotective 6. Emergency E yewash and D eluge S hower Facilities ..B5-4 7. Training ..B5-7 APPENDIX B5-A TYPES OF PROTECTIVE B5-A-1 Chapter 6.