Explosive Safety

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Navy explosives safety policy is based on the requirements of DOD 6055.9-STD, "Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards." This DOD standard establishes uniform safety requirements applicable to ammunition and explosives and to associated and unrelated personnel and property exposed to the potential damaging effects of an accident involving ammunition and explosives during their development, manufacturing, testing, transportation, handling, storage, utilization, maintenance, demilitarization, and disposal.
Explosives Safety Instructions (PKI Certificate required)

Explosives Safety Training
Defense Ammunition Center
(Login required)

Notice of Ammunition Reclassification (NAR) Program (how to obtain NAR messages)

Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO)

HERO Stickers
Mobile and hand-held transmitters must be labeled with HERO Unsafe and HERO Susceptible Ordnance stickers showing separation distances taken from the activity HERO Survey.

NAVSEA 5104/4 stickers (Stock # 0116LF1150600) can be obtained from:

1. Navy Forms On-Line
2. Download fillable HERO Stickers
       - Gray
       - Green

Note: Radiation Hazard (RADHAZ) describes the hazards of electromagnetic radiation to personnel, fuels, and ordnance. The guiding Navy regulation is NAVSEA OP3565 (PKI Certificate Required). These hazards are segregated as follows:

Volume 1
a. Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Personnel (HERP)
b. Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Fuel (HERF)
Volume 2
a. Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO)- HERO Brief (9 MB)

Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity (NOSSA) (PKI Certificate Required)

Department Of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB)




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