Audit

33.8. Composite Materials Checklist.

33.8.1. Are all operations involving fabrication, repair and handling of composite materials
evaluated by local ESOH personnel to assure adequate precautions are taken to prevent injury to
personnel, damage to equipment or fire hazards? Reference 33.1

33.8.2. Do all composite operations involving confined spaces follow guidance in Chapter 23,
Confined Spaces? Reference 33.1

33.8.3. Are all workers and handlers of composite materials provided with the appropriate level of
training associated with tasks and hazards related to the work environment? Reference 33.2.1.1

33.8.4. Are MSDSs available for all hazardous materials used in composite work tasks? Reference
33.2.1.3

33.8.5. Are appropriate spill and containment control procedures and materials readily available in
areas where composite materials are stored, dispensed or used? Reference 33.2.1.5

33.8.6. Is the appropriate PPE available and worn when handling composite materials and
chemicals? Reference 33.2.1.6)

33.8.7. Are all personnel aware of the potential hazards associated with the use of composite
materials they work with, or are exposed to? Reference 33.3.1

33.8.7. Are all personnel aware of the potential hazards associated with the use of composite
materials they work with, or are exposed to? Reference 33.3.1

33.8.8. Are all personnel who work with composite materials trained on the hazardous properties of
chemicals and materials used, and is training documented IAW AFI 91-202? Reference 33.3.2

33.8.9. Do all workers performing composite repair and fabrication tasks receive the appropriate
level of hazard communication training? Reference 33.3.3

33.8.10. Are eyewash and emergency shower facilities in composite repair shops installed as
required by Chapter 19, Emergency Shower and Eyewash Units? Reference 33.3.4

33.8.11. Do employees catalyze only enough resin for immediate use, unless otherwise directed?
Reference 33.3.5

33.8.12. Is the ventilation for all composite repair and fabrication shops, as well as locations where
composites are installed and repaired (i.e., on-aircraft repairs) based upon the recommendations of
BE? Reference 33.3.7

33.8.12. Is the ventilation for all composite repair and fabrication shops, as well as locations where
composites are installed and repaired (i.e., on-aircraft repairs) based upon the recommendations of
BE? Reference 33.3.7

33.8.13. Are composite materials, including resins and catalysts, stored IAW technical order
requirements or, if not available, the manufacturer‘s instructions? Reference 33.3.9

33.8.14. Are tools and equipment used in composite operations procured, installed and maintained
such that they pose no ignition source to chemicals, chemical byproducts and finished products of
the operation? Reference 33.3.11

33.8.15. Do laboratories which use composite materials have fire protection appropriate for their
respective fire hazard classification? Reference 33.4.1

33.8.16. Do facilities offering unreacted composite materials (i.e., auto body fillers, fiberglass repair
kits, etc.) ensure the materials are kept in their original containers and that all manufacturer‘s
precaution and usage information is provided to purchaser at time of sale? Reference 33.4.2)

33.8.17. Do supervisors coordinate with the installation Environmental Management office to
establish a hazardous waste material list for their unit and establish procedures for hazardous waste
disposal? Reference 33.5

33.8.18. Has the installation FES Flight, Ground Safety office, BE and Environmental Management
office established appropriate measures to handle mishaps involving composite materials? Reference
33.6

33.8.19. Do organizations developing, acquiring, modifying or using composite materials ensure
necessary safeguards are identified and in place before AF personnel are exposed to the equipment,
system or process? Reference 33.7

33.8.20. When composite handling/repair/fabrication processes are turned over to a contractor, does
the contracting officer ensure associated AF fire, safety, health and environmental data is provided
to the contractor? Reference 33.7

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.