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ESH Manual Page: 5000: Explosives Safety
Rev. 02


1.0 Purpose

The Explosive Materials Management Standard shall provide the framework to ensure that management strategies are in place to:

  • Minimize the risk of injury to all personnel and mitigate environmental impacts from explosive materials during storage, transport and use.
  • Control the use of explosive materials to meet federal, state and local regulatory guidelines and incorporate best practices.
  • Provide employees who are responsible for handling and using explosive materials onsite with the requirements needed to do so.
  • Provide formalized inspection and inventory processes.
  • Minimize disruptions and eliminate damage to science experiments.