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Subject: ASSESSMENT OF THE AL JUBAYL CARC PAINT SITE  12 JUNE 91         

Unit: 22D SUPCOM  

Parent Organization: ARCENT      

Box ID: BX005154

Folder Title: CARC  ISSUES                                                                                    

Document Number:          1

Folder SEQ  #:         72









                                    DEPARTMENT OF TIIE ARMY
                    MEDICAL GROUP (PROVISIONAL) PREVENTIVE MEDICINE TEAM
                                   KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
                                      APO NEW YORK 09616


             AFRI)-MD-PMS                                               12 June 91

             MEMORANDUM THRU COMMANDER, SUPCOM MEDICAL GROUP (PROVISIONAL)

              THRU COMMANDER, 22ND SUPCOM

              TO COMMANDER, 1ST BRIGADE, 3RD ARMOR DIVISION

             SUBJECT: Assessment of the Al-Jubayl CARC Paint Site.

             1. REFERENCE: Standing Operating Procedure Carc Paint Operations,
             dated 7 May 91.

             2. ISSUE: On 12 June 92, CPT Gongaware conducted a site visit to
             the Al-Jubayl CARC paint site. The site showed a lack of command
             emphasis and control.

             3. FINDINGS:

                 a. The Site Safety Officer and NCOIC were not available at the
             location until approximately three hours after arrival on site.
             The SOP requires that the Safety officer be present on site and
             have no other additional duties.

                 b. A copy of the SOP was not available on site.

                 C.   Several soldiers were seen by the paint tents without
             respirators on.      There was   confusion on exactly where the
             respirators were required to be   worn.

                 d. Several soldier's paint suits were ripped.

                 e.  The paint and solvent cans were not being bonded to the
             paint pot while pouring. This is a severe fire hazard.

                 f. soldiers were punching holes into the solvent cans using a
             metal screwdriver. The solvent is very flammable and a spark can
             cause an explosion.

                 g. The Material Safety Data Sheets for the paint and solvent
             were not posted or readily available.

not available on site. Two were
             eventually found in a storage area.      The paint and solvent are
             extreme fire hazards.

                 i.   The empty paint and solvent cans were not being disposed
             of properly.   Several cans still had paint or solvent in them.
             other cans were disposed of into the trash dumpsters versus being

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File Room = aug96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-34
Box ID = BX005154
Unit = 22D SUPCOM
Parent Organization = ARCENT
Folder Title = CARC ISSUES
Folder Seq # = 72
Subject = ASSESSMENT OF THE AL JUBAYL CARC PAINT SITE 12
Document Seq # = 1
Document Date =
Scan Date =
Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 04-NOV-1996