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September 13, 2004

Chemical Management

Replaced by DOE-HDBK-1139/1-2006 | CHANGE NOTICE NO. 1 (September 2004)

Why a DOE Chemical Management Handbook? Chemicals are ubiquitous in DOE’s nuclear and non-nuclear operations. Given their wide application, it is not surprising that chemical incidents or exposures continue at a rate of approximately one a day. With respect to major accidents, chemicals are the second leading cause of DOE Type A & B accidents, exceeded only by those attributed to radiation.