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ordnance pose. Personnel supervising the use, care,inspection, handling, preparation, or routine disposal(excluding explosive ordnance disposal operations) ofammunition and explosives must adhere to thefollowing guidelines:1. Be qualified and certified as required byOPNAVINST 8020.14 and supplementalregulations.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.10.11.12.13.Make sure personnel obey all regulations andinstructions; remain vigilant throughout theoperation; and strictly prohibit horseplay.Carefully instruct and frequently warn person-nel under them of the need for care and constantvigilance.Brief working parties on related safety instruc-tions before they begin an operation. Know thehazards of fire, explosion, and other catastro-phes that the safety regulations should prevent.Be alert to detect any hazardous procedures orpractices. Know the symptoms of a deterio-rating mental attitude of certified personnel,and take immediate corrective action upondetecting such symptoms.Make sure subordinates are qualified andcertified to perform the job assigned to them.Make sure their certification is current. Reportthose personnel who are not qualified for theirassigned work to their immediate superior.Enforce orders about the maximum number ofpersonnel pemitted in the hazard area.Permit the use of only authorized tools andhandling equipment for the operations. Makesure personnel use them in the mannerspecified by standard operating procedures.Keep the area clean; prevent the blocking ofsafety exits, aisles, and accesses to fire-fightingequipment.Enforce compliance with safety regulationsthat concern protective clothing and equip-ment. That includes inspecting; maintaining; orreplacing, if necessary, goggles, gloves, respi-rators, aprons, and other personal protectiveequipment. Instruct personnel on the purposeand use of protective equipment before theyengage in an operation requiring its use.Before leaving at the end of a work day, makesure all conditions in the work area are safe.Inform the immediate supervisor of any areaneeding lights, guards, safety appliances, orrepairs.Report in writing to the commanding officerany requests, suggestions, or comments aboutsafety standards.9-3
220.127.116.11.18.Assign personnel to guide ordnance throughscuttles or hatches. Install 1-inch pads on edgesof openings.Refrain from competing with other ordnance-handling parties. Prohibit any other cargo-handling operations during ordnance-handlingoperations.Post warning signs during ordnance-handlingoperations, and hoist the "BRAVO" flag.Keep ordnance-handling parties small.Alert your immediate supervisor of the need forexplosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnelto remove defective or suspected ammunitionfrom the work area.As a supervisor, you have no authority to waive oralter NAVSEASYSCOM and other commands' safetyregulations. You cannot permit anyone to deviate fromor violate these regulations.