EXPLOSIVE SAFTEY PROGRAM

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  1. - designed to minimize the changes of a mishap or accident. 
    + individual responsibility is key to this & other safety  programs.
    EXPLOSIVE SAFTEY PROGRAM
  2. AFM 91-201 :
    Explosive Safety Standards.
  3. - DO NOT perform unnecessary tasks in the immediate area of an explosive operation.

    + It may ONLY be in a combat situation that you could be required to work in the same area, & then extreme caution should be used. 

    + Ensure all non-essential personnel are out of the area. 
    + Static will explode the squibs.
    Personnel Safety
  4. - the following guidelines apply when an electrical storm is in the vicinity. 

    + if personal observation or official weather report locates lighting flashes within 5 nautical miles (5.75 miles) of the installation explosive operations will stop that are outdoors or at an indoor location that has no LPS.
    Electrical Storms
  5. - are classified by the net explosive weight and type. 

    - Fire extinguisher squibs are the closest item we should be involved with. 

    - Fire extinguisher squibs are the closets item we should be involved with are classified as a class/division 1.4. 

    + It is a relatively low explosive weight item, such as a squib, impulse cartridge & small arms ammunition.
    Fire Involving Explosives
  6. - defines the minimum w/ drawl/distance if that explosive is involved in a fire. withdrawal distance 300 feet.
    Class/ Division
  7. - using tie downs for the containers.

    - Ensure squibs are in a protective container that prevents item-to-item contacts & identifies the contents. 

    + Old ammunition cans are frequently used. 
    + & also be sure to use shorting devices/plugs on the squibs. 
    + Discharge static electrical potential or equalize it to that of the explosive item before handling.

    - The best place to ground yourself is to an unpainted metallic surface.
    Transporting
  8.  - When moving any explosives in a vehicle you should have a primary & alternate route available. 

    +cargo compartment of a MV.
    - minimum essential personnel.
    Transporting Squibs

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