Department of Defense (DoD) Manual 6055.09, DoD Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards

Department of Defense (DoD) Manual 6055.09, DoD Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards, includes the following requirement for installations:

“Establish [unexploded ordnance] UXO safety education programs to educate DoD personnel, their dependents, and private citizens that live near areas known or suspected to contain UXO about explosive hazards and, when appropriate, [chemical agent] CA hazards associated with UXO, and with the risks associated with trespassing on operational ranges or with entering areas known or suspected to contain UXO.”

In addition, there is a requirement to:

“Prohibit unnecessary access (e.g., livestock grazing, recreational uses such as hunting and hiking) and take appropriate action to deter unauthorized access to areas under DoD control that are known or suspected to contain UXO or other munitions that have experienced abnormal environments.”

The 3Rs (Recognize, Retreat, Report) Explosives Safety Program meets the safety education requirements of the DoD Manual 6055.09.

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