Unofficial Haz Mat list courtesy of Ed Seafeldt RM3 (69-70). Ed compiled
this list. If there are other materials to add please contact Webmaster.
Diesel fuel and fumes from gunboats and
from ships small diesel powered engines (generators)
Hazardous chemicals storage, use and/or
production on board Satyr, on barge, on boats in water, produced by ship and
on boats on barge:
asbestos, 4aminobiphenyl, ammonia, aromatic amines, arsenic,
benza[a}anthracene, benzobfluoranthene, benzo[a]pyrene, benzene, berylium,
bis(tributyltin) oxide, butyltin trichloride, cadmium, carbon dioxide,
butyltin trichloride, cadmium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, chromium,
chlorine bleach, dibenz(a,h)anthracene, dibutyltin
dilaurate, dibutyltin maleate, diesel fuels, dimethinitrosanline, dioxin,
ethylene glycol, fiberglass resin, fiberglass ground, formaldehyde, formic
acid, hydraulic fluid, hydrogen
cyanide, isopropanol, kerosene, lead, mercury, methyl-butyl ether, methylene
chloride, methylene chloride, methl ethyl keytone,
ether, (2)napthyl-amine, naptha, naphthalene, nickel, N-nitrosamines,
nitrosonormicitine, nitrosonornicotine, nitrous dioxide, petroleum
distillate, phosphate, polychlorinated biphenyls, polysyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons, phosphoric acid, sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate,
sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid, tetramethyl tin, tin mercaptide, toluene,
tributyltin fluoride, tributyltin fluoride, tributyl tin(e)
trichloroethylene, triphenyltin hydroxide, turpentine, vinyl chloride, xylol
Courtesy of Ed Seafeldt RM3 (69-70).
USS Satyr munitions, concussion grenades,
quad 40, shotguns, rifles, pistols, other explosions and TBI/CTE
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
/ Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
Many veterans are now realizing they had repeated exposure to loud noises
that are capable of causing brain injuries and concussions from noises
exceeding 160 decibels. Shotgun blasts; machine gun fire; concussion
grenades (1000's were set off adjacent to our ship); twin or dual mount deck
gun; or other loud noises. Reference New York Times article, page A14 and
"Explosions injure in ways
similar to tackles and punches. Athletes' Brain disease is found in
CTE injuries manifested as neurological decay; memory loss; personality
changes; impaired judgment; depression and dementia.
Signature evidence of
CTE is dead or dying neurons, abnormal clumps of toxic protein and damaged
axons, often only found upon brain autopsy. Veterans who think PTSD
is responsible for their symptoms are surprised to find out about CTE
medicine referral from a primary (outside VA) care physician can provide a
manifest medical opinion which would otherwise be improbable from
Service reps are
prepared to accept your claims for disability compensation subject to your
detailed explanation of exposures and diagnosis by a competent medical
Link to symptoms of
CTE or TBI related to military duties:
Many veterans may find that TBI/CTE
symptoms are in addition to PTSD symptoms they may have.
TBI/CTE adds additional elements to consider regarding our military
exposures to explosive loud noises and may account for additional medical
symptoms veterans have been wondering about for years.
Veterans may not have PTSD but indeed have TBI/CTE symptoms, or may have
Hazardous Material List, Naval Supply Systems Command.
5450 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA Customer Service 1-866-817-3130
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Great site to help crew members provide support
documents to adjudicated VA claims
Navy Safety Center, Occupational and Safety Health Directorate
375A Street, Norfolk, VA 23511, Public Affairs Officer 757-444-3520
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Navy Safety Center OSH Library
OPNAVINST 5100.23 requires each Navy activity "maintain a suitable safety
and health reference library appropriate to the size and functions of the
activity." The following instructions and regulations form the foundation of
any Navy safety and health reference library. Note: Links provided may open
large .pdf files that do not reside on the Naval Safety Center web site.
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Navy Safety Center Afloat OSH Division
The NAVOSH Program Manual for Forces Afloat may be downloaded either as one
whole file, or you may choose to download chapters separately. All files
have Change 1 incorporated.
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United States Department of Labor, Ship & Boat Building & Repair
This web site provides current federal standards for safety and
environmental regulations for personnel involved in ship/boat building and
repair such as the activities that crew of the USS Satyr experienced
during their tour on board.
United States Department of Defense Freedom of Information Act Program
This website allows crew members of the USS Satyr to access documents from
the Federal Government
United States Department of Defense Environmental Exposure End Notes
prepared 27 July 2000.
These end notes provide crew members the opportunity to review hazardous
materials notes related to painting operations in today's military that were
not available to us during our tour.
United States Centers for Disease Control, (NIOSH) National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health Databases and Information Sources
This website allows crew to review a wide variety of information related to
the chemical compounds they used or were exposed to during their tour. This
website also shows the type of respirators, filters and personal protective
clothing and equipment required today to perform duties and occupations we
were involved in during our tour.
United States Centers for Disease Control, Chemical Industry listing for
Chemicals Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health Concentrations
This websites lets the USS Satyr crew be aware of potential health risks
associated with chemical compounds they may have been exposed to during
United States Centers for Disease Control, Pocket Guide to Chemical
The NPG is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on
several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational
health professionals. The NPG does not contain an analysis of all pertinent
data, rather it presents key information and data in abbreviated or tabular
form for chemicals or substance groupings (e.g. cyanides, fluorides,
manganese compounds) that are found in the work environment. The information
found in the NPG should help users recognize and control occupational
The latest printed edition of the NIOSH Pocket Guide is dated February 2004
(green cover, NIOSH Publication No. 97-140, third printing with minor
changes) and contains information on 677 chemicals or substance groupings.
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Technical Information Service (NTIS), or the Government Printing Office
The Pocket Guide includes the following:
Chemical Names, synonyms, trade names, conversion factors, CAS, RTECS, and
NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits (NIOSH RELs)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Permissible Exposure Limits
NIOSH Immediate Dangerous to Life and Health values (NIOSH IDLHs)
(documentation for those values can be found Error! Bookmark not defined. on
A physical description of the agent with chemical and physical properties
Personal Protection and Sanitation Recommendations
Information on Health Hazards including route, symptoms, first aid and
target organ information.
United States Centers for Disease Control, Workplace Safety and Health
This website allows crew members to find their occupational skills and read
information related to that type of work that may help them with filing a
disability claim with the Veterans Administration.
United States Department of Transportation, Chemical Hazard Response
Information System (CHRIS) This manual allows crew members to view
chemical compounds they used during their tour and be rerouted via Adobe
Acrobat Reader to more information about health effects associated with that
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Society of Naval Architects and Marine engineers website.
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is an internationally
recognized nonprofit, technical, professional
society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries
and their suppliers. SNAME is dedicated to advancing the art, science and
practice of naval architecture,
shipbuilding and marine engineering, encouraging the exchange and recording
of information, sponsoring applied research, offering career guidance and
supporting education, and enhancing the professional status and integrity of
The Society's scope includes all aspects of research, production,
maintenance and operation of ships, submersibles, yachts, boats, offshore
and ocean bottom structures, hydrofoils and surface effect ships. It
administers and supports an extensive Technical and Research (T&R) Program
involving over 1,000 individuals as voluntary members and permanent staff in
cooperation with government and regulatory agencies, scientific and research
laboratories, academic institutions, and the marine industry. Founded in
1893, the Society comprises over 10,000 individuals throughout the United
States, Canada and abroad. Membership is open to all qualified applicants in
or associated with the maritime, offshore, and small craft industries.
International Maritime Association website.
This website provides the crew with information about chemicals and
current regulations covering their transport.
Environmental Protection Agency.
This web site provides crew with additional information about hazardous
materials used during our tours.