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                                           CONTRACT NO.:
      JIMMS                                NNJ04JA52C
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                 JSC Information Management and Media Services
                         Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
                                   Houston, TX


                           DOCUMENT COVER SHEET


                          JIMMS Chemical Hygiene Plan
                            JIMMS-DRD009-PLAN-005
                                    REV A


                        (DRD-009, Safety and Health Plan)




Prepared    Carl Matthews
                                                                 Date:
by:         Safety and Health Manager
Approved:   Jeanne Newman
                                                                 Date:
            Program Manager
Approved:   Reese Squires
                                                                 Date:
            Mission Assurance Manager
Approved:   Tammy Smith
                                                                 Date:
            Program Support Manager
Approved:   Charles Boehl
                                                                 Date:
            Multimedia Services Manager
Approved:   Lea Bentley-Castillo
                                                                 Date:
            Communications Services Mgr
Approved:   Gerald Stacy
                                                                 Date:
            Applications Services Manager
Approved:   Gary Seloff
                                                                 Date:
            Customer Support Manager
Approved:   Eileen Walsh
                                                                 Date:
            Contract Coordination Manager
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                             Change Record
Rev.       Date     Originator/Phone           Description
Baseline   09/01/04 Carl Matthews/x35806       Initial Release
REV A      09/01/06 Carl Matthews/x35806       Complete document reformat and
                                               revision
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                  JIMMS                               DRD-009, Safety and Health Plan
                JSC Houston

TITLE
  JIMMS Chemical Hygiene Plan

NUMBER                                  EFFECTIVE DATE                 REPLACES ISSUE DATED
 JIMMS-DRD009-PLAN-005                      09/01/06                            09/01/04


1.0     PURPOSE

The JIMMS team is committed to providing a safe working environment and fully endorses
the employee’s right to know regarding potential health hazards associated with their work.
The purpose of this plan is to establish an integrated system of prudent chemical use and
handling practices for all areas of the JIMMS contract as prescribed under Federal Regulations
29CFR1910.1200, “Hazard Communication” and 29CFR1910.1450, “Occupational Exposure
to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories”. It sets forth the guidelines which will minimize,
and eliminate where possible, exposure to hazardous materials. It is designed to develop
employee awareness of potentially hazardous chemicals in the workplace and to train
employees to work under appropriate and safe conditions.


2.0     SCOPE

This plan applies to all areas of the JIMMS contract where personnel are, or have the potential
to be, exposed to hazardous chemicals or materials.


3.0     REFERENCES/DOCUMENTS

29 CFR1910, “Hazard Communication” and “Occupational Exposure to Hazardous
      Chemicals in Laboratories”
JPR 1700.1, Rev I, JSC Safety and Health Handbook
JIMMS-DRD009-PLAN-001, Safety and Health Plan
JIMMS-DRD009-PLAN-003, Hazard Communication Plan
JIMMS-DRD009-PLAN-004, Respiratory Protection Plan
Department specific Standard Operating Procedures for Chemical Hygiene
JSC HazMat Inventory Search Database, http://ks.jsc.nasa.gov/haz/hazmat/recsearch.cfm


4.0     QUALITY RECORDS AND FORMS

NF1627, NASA Mishap Report – Specifically any accidents concerning the use of chemicals
OSHA Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
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Quarterly and Annual Hazardous Materials Inventories
Records of Monitored Pollutants
Employee Training Records – Specifically those dealing with Hazard Communications and
       Hazardous Materials training


5.0    DEFINITIONS

CHEM MIX – Chemical Mixing area
CHP – Chemical Hygiene Plan
HAZCOM – Hazard Communication
HAZMAT – Hazardous Materials
JIMMS – JSC Information Management and Media Services
JHA – Job Hazard Analysis
JSC – Johnson Space Center
MSDS – Material Safety Data Sheet
OHS – Occupational Health and Safety
OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PEL - Permissible Exposure Limit
PPE – Personal Protective Equipment
SOP – Standard Operating Procedure
TLV - Threshold Limit Values


6.0    PLAN ELEMENTS

This section addresses the eight essential elements of this Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP):
        Designation of Responsible Personnel
        Standard Operating Procedures
        Control Measures
        Personal Protective Equipment and Performance
        Special Precautions for Especially Hazardous Situations
        Prior Approval for Certain Procedures
        Employee Training and Information
        Medical Consultation and Examinations

6.1    RESPONSIBILITIES

Everyone is responsible for chemical hygiene in the workplace.

6.1.1 JIMMS Safety and Health Manager
The JIMMS Safety and Health Manager is responsible for:
       a. Initiating JIMMS records regarding the enforcement of this plan.
       b. Maintaining all accident records. Individual records of any accidents concerning
          the use of chemicals will be kept for review.
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       c. Maintaining the annual Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
          Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
       d. Assisting in the preparation of quarterly and annual HAZMAT inventories across
          the JIMMS contract.
       e. Providing NASA and, where applicable, local authorities with annual updates of
          hazardous chemical inventories.
       f. Maintaining records concerning the monitoring of all pollutants and hazards across
          the JIMMS contract.
       g. Ensuring all employees receive the level of chemical training required for
          accomplishing their duties within the workplace.
       h. Scheduling general training for employees.
       i. Providing pertinent information and materials to supervisors and employees
          regarding chemical training and handling.
       j. Initiating training records pursuant to this plan and providing copies to the JIMMS
          Mission Assurance Manager.
       k. Assisting in determining special labeling and handling requirements.
       l. Coordinating the annual review and update of this plan.

6.1.2 JIMMS Mission Assurance Manager
The JIMMS Mission Assurance Manager is responsible for:
       a. Maintaining the current version of this plan in the JIMMS Master Document List.
       b. Maintaining all training records.

6.1.3 Chemical Hygiene Officer
The Chemical Hygiene Officer is responsible for:
      a. Maintaining records concerning the monitoring of all pollutants in the workplace
         and corresponding levels.
      b. Maintaining records regarding the enforcement of this CHP.
      c. Maintaining records regarding inventory and usage levels.
      d. Maintaining specific information regarding high-risk substances.
      e. Maintaining a copy of the annual JSC Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) inventory
         for the functional work area.
      f. Establishing safe chemical handling procedures.
      g. Maintaining current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) with NASA JSC MSDS
         numbers stamped on the front.
      h. Labeling all chemical solutions to include the information identifying the hazards
         represented and precautions required.
      i. Monitoring the chemical disposal operations within the facility.
      j. Ensuring the availability of proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for
         personnel.
      k. Ensuring all chemical spill storage areas are kept fully stocked.
      l. Ensuring chemical spill storage areas are clearly marked.
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6.1.4 Management
The JIMMS Management Team will ensure the personnel under their jurisdiction comply with
the JIMMS CHP and associated standard operating procedures, and that personnel are
provided the necessary training, equipment and supplies to perform their duties.

6.1.5 Supervisors
The area Supervisor is responsible for:
       a. Ensuring all subordinate personnel are properly trained in the use of all equipment
          utilizing chemicals and/or paints.
       b. Providing copies of all training to the Mission Assurance Manager.
       c. Implementing the CHP and procedures associated with their area of responsibility.
       d. Understanding and implementing accident review procedures.
       e. Ensuring employees receive adequate medical care for any symptoms of chemical
          exposure.
       f. Notifying the JIMMS Safety and Health Manager of any changes in procedures.
       g. Updating procedure changes required for safe chemical handling.
       h. Monitoring the workplace for unsafe conditions.
       i. Taking an active role in promoting chemical safety and awareness in the
          workplace.

6.1.6 Employee
Employees are responsible for:
      a. Complying with the instructions in the CHP and all other safety regulations.
      b. Following prescribed procedures and safety practices required for handling
         chemical substances.
      c. Familiarizing themselves with required emergency procedures.
      d. Reporting chemical mishaps or accidents to their Supervisor.


6.2    STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set forth the guidelines which will minimize exposure
and protect employees from the health hazards associated with the handling of chemicals in
the execution of JIMMS tasks. A written SOP is required for any task associated with the use
of hazardous materials.

6.2.1 General Principles for SOPs
The following general principles are applicable to all procedures involving chemical hygiene:
          Minimize all chemical exposure – JIMMS minimizes employee exposure to
           chemicals through engineering controls, administrative controls such as Job
           Hazard Analyses (JHAs), and the distribution and monitoring of PPE.
          Do not underestimate the risk - Risk is an integral part of every task performed on
           the JIMMS contract and the safety of our personnel is of primary concern. Every
           precaution is taken to eliminate and/or minimize the exposure of our employees to
           hazardous situations.
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          Provide for adequate ventilation – The primary engineering control for chemical
           hazards is ventilation. Venting hoods are installed and used in the Chemical
           Mixing (Chem Mix) and Graphics areas of JIMMS and are checked annually at a
           minimum.
          Observe the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) specified by OSHA and the
           Threshold Limit Values (TLV) as designated by the American Conference of
           Government Industrial Hygienists – The PEL and TLV in our onsite facilities are
           verified through annual testing performed by the JSC Occupational Health and
           Safety (OHS) contractor. Reports of the tests are provided to JIMMS and copies
           are physically posted in the appropriate areas.

6.2.2 General Elements of an SOP
The following general elements are applicable to all procedures involving chemical hygiene:
          Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and procedures for use, care and
           maintenance
           1. JIMMS has stringent requirements for the use and care of PPE that are
              documented in specific SOPs for various work areas.
           2. Employees should not assume that the maintenance of safety equipment in
              their area will be taken care of by someone else. Safety is the responsibility of
              every employee within the facility.
           3. The JIMMS Hazard Communication and Respiratory Protection Plans detail
              further requirements for the use, care and maintenance of PPE.
          Chemical Procurement
           1. All chemicals used within the facilities will be procured from reputable
              vendors.
           2. A current MSDS will be requested for every product ordered.
           3. The JIMMS Hazard Communication Plan details further MSDS requirements.
          Working with Chemicals
           1. Chemicals will be dispensed or handled only by those personnel who are
              trained and authorized.
           2. Whenever a chemical is placed in a separate container, said container is
              immediately marked to indicate the contents. Chemicals placed in
              separate/smaller containers will be returned to the original container prior to
              the end of the day.
           3. Personnel handling chemicals as part of their duties will be required to wash
              their hands with soap and water at appropriate times during the workday and
              before leaving the area to remove trace amounts of chemicals.
           4. The JIMMS Hazard Communication Plan details further requirements for
              working with chemicals.
          Chemical Storage and Distribution
           1. The quantity of chemicals kept in storage areas will be kept to a minimum.
           2. All chemicals will be segregated according to chemical class to reduce
              reactivity in the event of a spill.
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    3. All hazardous reagent grade chemicals are to be kept in approved separate
       storage cabinets, apart from incompatible chemicals. Reagent chemicals
       considered hazardous include, but are not limited to, the following:
       a. Flammables
       b. Oxidizers
       c. Reducers
    4. The JIMMS Hazard Communication Plan details further requirements for
       chemical storage and distribution.
   Working with Especially Hazardous Substances
    This is not applicable to the JIMMS contract.
   Unattended Operations
    JIMMS operations involving the use of hazardous materials are not left
    unattended. An employee will always be in the general area.
   Signs and Labeling
    With respect to labels and MSDS:
    1. JIMMS ensures that all incoming chemical deliveries have a current JSC
       MSDS for the shipment. No chemical will be brought onto the JSC site
       without the appropriate JSC MSDS number on the current MSDS.
    2. JIMMS functional work areas maintain a copy of the MSDS for each chemical
       used in their area. The JSC MSDS database, maintained by the OHS office,
       provides electronic MSDS copies for all of JSC.
    3. The JIMMS Hazard Communication Plan details further requirements for signs
       and labeling.
   Spills and Accidents
    Employees are required to follow this process whenever an incident occurs.
    1. In the event of a chemical accident, employees will remove contaminated
        clothing immediately and shower to minimize contact time with the skin. The
        Supervisor will provide the procedure for proper cleansing, and for the
        collection and decontamination of clothing. Location of showers will be
        clearly marked.
    2. Seek medical attention.
    3. Immediately notify your manager and/or supervisor and the JIMMS Safety
        and Health Manager.
    4. Promptly notify your company Human Resources person to initiate Workers
        Compensation paperwork and obtain an initial claim number.

    Once you have reported the incident and obtained medical assistance, the JIMMS
    Safety and Health Manager will contact you to gather further information about the
    incident. This information will include the following elements and will be used to
    complete the Incident Investigation Report:
    1. Determination of the root cause(s) of the incident.
    2. Determination of the need for additional procedures.
    3. Determination of the need for additional PPE or other necessary equipment.
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           4. Identification and implementation of actions to prevent recurrence. Employees
              will participate in corrective action as needed.


6.3    CONTROL MEASURES

JIMMS makes every effort to control all hazards by implementing engineering controls
wherever possible, applying administrative controls such as JHAs, and emphasizing the use of
PPE.

The primary control for hazardous chemicals is ventilation.

Secondary controls include:
          Containers and Storage Cabinets
           1. The quantity of chemicals kept in storage areas will be kept to a minimum.
           2. All chemicals will be segregated according to chemical class to reduce
              reactivity in the event of a spill.
           3. All hazardous reagent grade chemicals are to be kept in approved separate
              storage cabinets, apart from incompatible chemicals. Reagent chemicals
              considered hazardous include, but are not limited to, the following:
              a. Flammables
              b. Oxidizers
              c. Reducers
          Eye Wash Stations and Safety Showers
           Eye wash stations are provided in all areas where JIMMS employees are, or have
           the potential to be, exposed to hazardous chemicals or materials. Safety showers
           are provided in the Chem Mix area and outside of Building 227.
          Environmental Monitoring
           The air in the Graphics and Photographic Laboratory areas will be monitored
           annually and upon request to determine levels of airborne contaminants. The
           results of any air monitoring will be reported to JIMMS and copies will be
           physically posted in the appropriate areas.


6.4    PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

JIMMS requires proper PPE be used for all tasks involving hazardous chemicals. The
selection of protective clothing and equipment is based on the task being performed. Each
MSDS contains a section addressing specific instructions on the use of PPE for the material
being handled. These instructions will be followed by all personnel handling hazardous
materials.

All PPE will be thoroughly inspected prior to use. Any PPE that shows signs of wear, age or
perforation will be immediately discarded and replacement PPE issued. If there is no
replacement PPE available, the task will be deferred until new PPE is available.
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          Respirators
           The JIMMS Respiratory Protection Plan details the use of respirators, including
           required physicals and fit testing.
          Protective Eyewear
           Protective eyewear is required for all employees and visitors of areas where
           chemicals are stored and handled. Supply stations for safety glasses are present
           near signs that indicate the facility contains potential eye hazards.
           Corrective Eyewear Provisions
           1. The use of contact lenses in areas where chemicals are in use is discouraged.
              The eyes are very sensitive to chemical damage from direct contact through
              splashing, or by irritation through the presence of vapors.
           2. Wearers of contact lenses are required to inform their supervisors so
              appropriate precautions may be taken.
          Footwear
           Always wear low-heeled shoes with fully covered uppers. Shoes with open toes,
           open heels, or uppers with any type of woven material are not permitted.


6.5    SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR ESPECIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATIONS

JIMMS personnel generally do not handle especially hazardous chemicals. In the event such
chemicals are introduced into our operations, the following precautions will be taken.
       A separate area will be provided for such operations.
       Specialized containment equipment will be provided.
       Decontamination procedures, including personal hygiene will be developed and
           implemented.


6.6    PRIOR APPROVAL FOR CERTAIN PROCEDURES

Prior approval to proceed with operations must be obtained from the Safety and Health
Manager under the following circumstances:
         A new procedure, process or test is required.
         There is a change or substitution required in the chemical(s) used.
         There is a change required in the amount of chemical(s) used (increase of 20-25%).
         Unexpected results occurred during use of chemical(s).
         There has been a failure of equipment.
         There is an expectation of exposure due to failure of engineering controls.


6.7    EMPLOYEE INFORMATION AND TRAINING

All employees will have access to pertinent safety information from their Supervisory staff.
The training required of all employees is designed for the employees’ benefit and protection.
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Information will be made available to inform necessary personnel of the safest method for
handling hazardous chemicals. Employees with safety concerns must contact their
Supervisor, Manager, the JIMMS Safety and Health Manager, or the JIMMS Program
Manager.
          Information
           1. Employees are provided sufficient information regarding any hazards they may
              be exposed to via the JIMMS Supervisor New Employee Checklist, New Hire
              Safety Orientation, and involvement in the development of JHAs.
           2. 29 CFR 1910, General Industry Regulations is introduced to all JIMMS
              employees in the New Hire Safety Orientation. A link to this document is
              provided on the JIMMS Safety web page.
           3. MSDS are available online and in hard copy for all chemicals used by JIMMS
              personnel.
           4. This Chemical Hygiene Plan will be posted to the JIMMS Master Document
              List which is available to all JIMMS personnel via the JIMMS internal website.
          Training
           The JIMMS Hazard Communications Plan details the training requirements for all
           JIMMS personnel which includes:
           1. Annual HAZCOM classroom or online computer-based training, as
              appropriate.
           2. On the job training provided by Supervisors and/or Leads.
           3. Classroom training provided through the JSC Safety Learning Center.
           4. Training on the applicable details of this Chemical Hygiene Plan.


6.8    MEDICAL CONSULTATION AND EXAMS

JSC has a “Clinic First” policy for any injury or illness occurring at JSC. The Clinic is tasked
to provide occupational medicine evaluations to all employees. In the event of an incident
your Supervisor or Lead will ensure that you get to the JSC Clinic, or nearest emergency
medical facility, for medical evaluation and treatment. If the exposure could be life-
threatening, call your emergency number for an ambulance.

                            The emergency numbers are:
                     NASA/JSC x33333            Off-site facility: 911

You must get medical help if:
          You notice signs or symptoms associated with a hazardous chemical to which the
           worker may have been exposed.
          Repeated exposure monitoring indicates exposure levels above PELs.
          You have a spill, leak, explosion, or other event in your laboratory that may have
           exposed you to a chemical above its permissible exposure level.
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Your Supervisor must give the doctor the following information:
          What chemicals you may have been exposed to.
          How the possible exposure happened and any quantitative data on the exposure.
          What signs and symptoms you have, if any.
Your doctor will provide an opinion as described in 29 CFR 1910.1450(g)(4). The opinion
will only cover job-related exposures and will include the examination results and
recommendations for further medical action.
JSC will keep accurate records on any medical help you receive as a result of a possible
chemical exposure. You may see your records as described in 29 CFR 1910.1020.


7.0    REVIEW

This Plan shall be reviewed annually and updated as required.

				
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