Personnel handling detonators, primers, delay elements,
lead-ins, boosters, and related parts which affect functioning, should
avoid, insofar as practicable, using bare fingers or improper equip-
ment in order to prevent damage, corrosion, or deterioration from
perspiration or other contaminating deposits.
6.4.4 The exposure of explosive materials and related parts
should be so controlled as to minimize the absorption of moisture
from the atmosphere or other sources during loading and handling
6.4.5 All explosives and completely or partially loaded items
should be stored in suitable storage magazines located in accordance
with intraplant distances when outside of loading rooms. For Navy
managed explosives loading plants, the provisions of the Armed Services
Explosives Safety Board covering quantity-distance relations for
explosives shall apply.
6.4.6 proper care shall be exercised at all times to protect
personnel from accidents, fires or explosions, or to limit damage to
equipment and loading areas. In this connection, the precautionary
measures in the following paragraphs should be observed.
188.8.131.52 Employ properly proportioned and properly located
protective barricades, screens or shields at all required points.
184.108.40.206 Keep only minimum limited quantities of explosives
and completed or partially loaded parts present at each stage of
220.127.116.11 Keep explosives and explosive parts in approved
covered receptacles with covers in place when material is not being
taken out of or put into the receptacles. Where necessary, receptacles
should be conductive to ground electrostatic charges.
6.4,6.4 Protect operations from electrostatic charges by
effectively grounding all machinery, equipment, and mixtures; and
where necessary, employ suitable grounded conductive coverings for
floors, work benches and tables, and worker's conductive shoes.
Worker's clothing of a type to minimize the accumulation of static
charges should be employed. Fabrics such as silk and nylon, which
promote static generation, should be avoided. Additional ground