The purpose of this plan is to provide guidelines which will enable supervisors to develop and implement procedures for the safe handling and storage of materials.

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Materials Handling and Storage

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Date: 9/27/2022
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1.0 PURPOSE

To provide guidelines which will enable _____ supervisors to develop and implement procedures for the safe handling and storage of materials.

2.0 SCOPE

This section applies to all operating units.

3.0 POLICY

To provide information and assistance in the implementation of basic precautionary measures to be taken in completing assigned material handling and storage tasks in a safe manner.

4.0 MATERIALS STORAGE

Both temporary and permanent storage should be neat and orderly. When planning material storage, a minimum of 24 inches of clearance must be allowed under sprinkler heads. Automatic sprinkler controls and electrical panel boxes must be kept free and unobstructed.

There must be unobstructed access to fire hoses and extinguishers, and access to emergency exits and aisles should always be maintained. Areas immediately outside of emergency exits should also be left clear for egress.

Materials should be segregated as to kind, size, and length, and placed in neat, orderly piles that are safe from falling. If the piles are high, they should be stepped back as the height increases, and should be secured by cross piling or cross tying. Piles of materials should be arranged to allow for passageways.

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