33.8. Composite Materials Checklist.

  • 33.8.1. Are all operations involving fabrication, repair and handling of composite materials<br>evaluated by local ESOH personnel to assure adequate precautions are taken to prevent injury to<br>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,<br>Confined Spaces? Reference 33.1

  • 33.8.3. Are all workers and handlers of composite materials provided with the appropriate level of<br>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<br>33.2.1.3

  • 33.8.5. Are appropriate spill and containment control procedures and materials readily available in<br>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<br>chemicals? Reference 33.2.1.6)

  • 33.8.7. Are all personnel aware of the potential hazards associated with the use of composite<br>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<br>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<br>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<br>level of hazard communication training? Reference 33.3.3

  • 33.8.10. Are eyewash and emergency shower facilities in composite repair shops installed as<br>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?<br>Reference 33.3.5

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

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

  • 33.8.13. Are composite materials, including resins and catalysts, stored IAW technical order<br>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<br>such that they pose no ignition source to chemicals, chemical byproducts and finished products of<br>the operation? Reference 33.3.11

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

  • 33.8.16. Do facilities offering unreacted composite materials (i.e., auto body fillers, fiberglass repair<br>kits, etc.) ensure the materials are kept in their original containers and that all manufacturer‘s<br>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<br>establish a hazardous waste material list for their unit and establish procedures for hazardous waste<br>disposal? Reference 33.5

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

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

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

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