p r e c a u t i o n s a p p l i c a b l e t o t h e i r wo r k o r d u t y.
The number of persons allowed in the vicinity of
According to NAVSEA OP 5, personnel in operations
as possible, be kept to the minimum required to
the following regulations:
perform the work properly, safely, and efficiently.
However, no person shall be permitted to work alone in
· Immediately report to your supervisor any
a location if assistance from another person is not
unsafe condition, personnel action, or
available immediately in the event of an accident.
equipment or material that you consider unsafe.
Commanding officers of ordnance activities
· Immediately warn other personnel when they are
determine personnel limits inside and/or in the vicinity
in danger by known hazards or by their failure to
of operating buildings, magazines, transfer points, and
observe safety precautions.
pier and wharf areas. Normally, the commanding
officer of the host command determines the personnel
· Always wear or use approved protective clothing
limits for Mobile Mine Assembly Unit (MOMAU)
or equipment when it is required.
facilities. However, these limits may be established on
the basis of recommendations by the MOMAG
· Immediately report to your supervisor any injury
or evidence of impaired health either to yourself
Some of the factors that must be considered in
or to others occurring in the course of work or
determining personnel limits are the
· type of building or area involved,
· A lwa y s b e p r e p a r e d , i n t h e eve n t o f a n
unforeseen hazardous occurrence, to give an
· nature of work involved, and
audible warning to other personnel and to
· degree of hazard present.
exercise reasonable caution appropriate to the
Established personnel limits must be strictly
enforced to reduce the danger and extent of injury to
· Immediately report to your supervisor the
personnel in case of an accident. In addition to
presence of unauthorized personnel in the area.
personnel limits, the following requirements must be
GENERAL SAFETY REGULATIONS
· Ta s k s t h a t a r e n o t n e c e s s a r y i n t h e
accomplishment of a particular hazardous
Throughout your Navy career, safety has always
operation must be prohibited in the immediate
been an important part of the job to which you have
vicinity of the hazard.
been assigned. In any ordnance-related rating, safety
becomes even more important in your daily activities.
· Unnecessary personnel must be prohibited from
Since the number of regulations is too great to include
visiting the area.
in this chapter, only the general regulations will be
· The layout of concurrent operations in a building
discussed in this subsection.
or an area must be subdivided into separate areas
For detailed information on safety regulations,
of operations or lesser operational hazards.
refer to volume 1 of NAVSEA OP 5 and to Navy
These separate operations should be protected
Transportation Safety Handbook for Ammunition,
by substantial dividing walls, fire walls,
Explosives, and Related Hazardous Materials,
operational shields, or other appropriate
NAVSEA SW020-AG-SAF-010, volume 1.
Personnel Limit Regulations
· Placards stating the maximum number of
personnel (workers and transients) permitted in
The maximum number of personnel permitted in a
an area must be conspicuously posted. The
specific area during an operation or situation is known
placards must be kept current and must use
as the personnel limit. Supervisors are responsible for
lettering large enough to be read by persons with
ensuring that established personnel limits are not
average vision as they enter the building, area, or
exceeded. When such limits are exceeded, operations
must be ceased immediately and the situation