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Regulations 29 CFR 1910 promulgated by Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) shall apply. The following general provisions shall
apply to collection operations:
Safety manual. Ensure that a safety manual is provided for use by the
collection personnel. This manual shall include specific information on
local conditions, equipment, methods, safety regulations, policies, and
procedures. All personnel shall receive instructions and training in
safe container and waste handling techniques and safe collection
equipment operation. Back injury prevention shall be emphasized.
Safe driving. Collection vehicles and equipment shall be operated in a
safe, efficient manner, strictly obeying all applicable traffic and
other laws.
Protective Equipment.  Protective equipment such as safety glasses,
gloves, and footwear shall be used by collection personnel, and
respirators as appropriate. Refer to Subpart I, 29CFR 1910.132-140 of
OSHA Standards for General Industry.
Scavenging. Scavenging shall be prohibited at all times to avoid injury
and to prevent interference with collection operations.
Waste contact. The potential for physical contact between the collectors
and the waste, both solids and liquid, shall be minimized. When
conducting manual carry-out collection, a leakproof carrying container
shall be used. The collection vehicle operator shall be responsible for
immediate cleanup of any spillage caused by his operations.
Noise disturbance. The collection vehicle operator shall be responsible
for avoiding any undue noise disturbances in residential areas.
Vehicle. Vehicles shall have backup alarms as specified by DOT.
EPA Checklist  All operations concerning collection and storage of solid
waste must comply with EPA guidelines or those established by state and local
governments, which may be more stringent.  The EPA has developed a checklist of solid waste systems and
operation policies (Figure 3-lB). The checklist summarizes the types of
decisions that will be made by management in designing a solid waste
collection and disposal system. Most, but not all, are relevant to military
l,abor Relations. In any service or industry that is as labor-
intensive as solid waste collection and disposal, a key to high productivity
is management's ability to lead and work with employees. Management can
promote and increase worker morale and productivity by developing better
labor-relations techniques.
Accidents shall be rapidly reported through supervisors to base safety
office.  Employees shall be trained to recognize unsafe acts and
conditions and correctly perform job.


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