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Department of the Army - Pamphlet 358-64 - Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards

Department of the Army - Pamphlet 358-64 - Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards

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Safety measures and standards for handling ammunition and explosives
Safety measures and standards for handling ammunition and explosives

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Department of the ArmyPamphlet 385–64
Ammunitionand ExplosivesSafetyStandards
HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC28 November 1997
DA PAM 385–64Ammunition and Explosives Safety StandardsThis new Department of the Army pamphlet--o Implements and amplifies the explosives safety criteria depicted in DOD6055.9-STD, DOD Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards (chap 1).o Defines general safety standards for Army operations involving ammunitionand/or explosives (chap 2).o Establishes management controls for fire prevention, suppression andprotection as applicable to Army ammunition and explosives (chap 3).o Provides an overview of the Joint Hazard Classification System (JHCS) andestablishes storage principles for the various compatibility groupings ofammunition and explosives (chap 4).o Establishes quantities of explosives material and distance separationrequirements that provide defined levels of protection (chap 5).o Establishes requirements for the installation and use of electrical serviceand equipment in Army explosives facilities (chap 6).o Defines regulations and guidance regarding shipment of Army explosives andother dangerous articles (chap 7).o Establishes requirements and provides definitive material on the preparationand submittal of explosives and toxic chemical site plans (chap 8).o Explains the purpose, denotes minimum requirements and definesresponsibilities of the Army explosives licensing program (chap 9).o Provides guidance on the appropriate usage of material handling equipment(MHE) for ammunition and/or explosives operations (chap 10).o Establishes requirements for the movement of Army units to ports during timesof war, peace, or national emergency (chap 11).o Provides the minimum technical criteria for lightning protection ofexplosives areas and facilities (chap 12).o Sets forth requirements for storage of ammunition and explosives within theArmy (chap 13).o Establishes peacetime operational requirements concerning CONUS and OCONUSammunition and explosives activities, training operations, contingency forceoperations and airfields used by military aircraft in the theater ofoperations (chap 14).o Provides guidance for the safe handling, transportation, and storage ofammunition during wartime and contingency operations (chap 15).
o Defines the Army criteria pertaining to the storage and handling ofcommercial explosives (chap 16).o Provides guidance on the requirements and procedures for the disposal ofammunition, explosives and propellants (chap 17).o Establishes requirements and criteria relative to operations involvingmaintenance and/or the restoration of ammunition and explosives to aserviceable condition (chap 18).

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