Hazardous Materials Incidents

ISBN-10: 1401857582
ISBN-13: 9781401857585
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: Designed for all first responders who encounter hazardous materials emergencies, this reader-friendly training guide not only covers all of the competencies in the 2002 Edition of Standard NFPA 472 at the awareness operations level, but also offers  More...

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Book details

List price: $121.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Designed for all first responders who encounter hazardous materials emergencies, this reader-friendly training guide not only covers all of the competencies in the 2002 Edition of Standard NFPA 472 at the awareness operations level, but also offers beneficial information on air monitoring, terrorism, and special operations issues! Marked by its risk-based response philosophy, Hazardous Materials Incidents, 2E focuses on the safest and most efficient method for handling hazardous materials incidents. Readers are provided real-life experiences through case studies that integrate theoretical strategies with authentic HazMat situations, reinforcing the lessons covered. All-inclusive coverage features a special chapter on the interactions between law enforcement, firefighters and EMS personnel to effectively respond to hazardous materials events.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Reviewers
About the Author
Introduction to Hazardous Materials
NFPA 472 Correlation Guide
Hazardous Materials: Laws, Regulations, and Standards
Objectives
Introduction
Laws, Regulations, and Standards
Development Process
Emergency Planning
State and Local Emergency Response Committees
Local Emergency Response Plans
Chemical Inventory Reporting
OSHA HAZWOPER Regulation
Paragraph q
Medical Monitoring
Standards
NFPA 471
NFPA 472
NFPA 473
Standard of Care
Additional Laws, Regulations, and Standards
Hazard Communication
Superfund Act
Clean Air Act
Respiratory Protection
Firefighter Safety
NFPA Chemical Protective Clothing
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Suggested Readings
Recognition and Identification
Objectives
Introduction
Location and Occupancy
Placards, Labels, and Markings
Placards
Problems with the Placarding System
Labeling and Marking Specifics
Other Identification Systems
NFPA 704 System
Hazardous Materials Information System
Military Warning System
Pipeline Markings
Container Markings
Pesticide Container Markings
Containers
General Containers
Totes and Bulk Tanks
Pipelines
Highway Transportation Containers
Response to Potential BLEVE Situations
Specialized Tank Trucks
Intermodal Tanks
Rail Transportation
Bulk Storage Tanks
Senses
Chemical and Physical Properties
States of Matter
Vapor Pressure
Vapor Density
Specific Gravity
Corrosivity
Chemical Reactivity
Flash Point
Auto-Ignition Temperature
Flammable Range
Toxic Products of Combustion
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnotes
Suggested Readings
Information Resources
Objectives
Introduction
Emergency Response Guidebook
Material Safety Data Sheets
Shipping Papers
Mode of Transportation
Facility Documents
Computer Resources
Chemtrec
Reference and Information Texts
Industrial Technical Assistance
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Suggested Readings
Protection
Objectives
Introduction
Health Hazards
Toxicology
Types of Exposures
Types of Hazards
Categories of Health Hazards
Routes of Exposure
Exposure Levels
Types of PPE
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
Chemical Protective Clothing
Level A Ensemble
Level B Ensemble
Level C Ensemble
Level D Suits
High Temperature Clothing
Cold Temperature Clothing
Limitations of PPE
Heat Stress
Mobility
Visibility
Communications
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnote
Suggested Readings
Protective Actions
Objectives
Introduction
Incident Management Systems
Hazardous Materials Management Processes
Isolation and Protection
Rescue
Site Management
Establishment of Zones
Evacuations and Sheltering in Place
Common Incidents
Types of Releases
Explosives
Gases
Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Flammable Solids/Water Reactives/Spontaneously Combustible
Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides
Poisons
Radioactive
Corrosives
Other Incidents
Decontamination
Types of Decontamination
Emergency Decontamination
Gross Decontamination
Formal Decontamination
Fine Decontamination
Mass Decontamination
Decontamination Process
Methods of Decontamination
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnotes
Suggested Readings
Product Control and Air Monitoring
Objectives
Introduction
Defensive Operations
Absorption
Diking and Damming
Diverting
Retention
Dilution
Vapor Dispersion
Vapor Suppression
Remote Shutoffs
Air Monitoring at the First Responder Operations Level
Regulations and Standards
Air Monitor Configurations
Meter Terminology
Bump Test
Calibration
Reaction Time
Recovery Time
Relative Response
Oxygen Monitors
Oxygen Monitor Limitations
Flammable Gas Indicators
Flammable Gas Sensor Types
Toxic Gas Monitors
Other Detectors
Carbon Monoxide Incidents
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Suggested Readings
Terrorism Awareness
Objectives
Introduction
Types of Terrorism
Potential Targets
Indicators of Terrorism
Incident Actions
General Groupings of Warfare Agents
Nerve Agents
Incendiary Agents
Blister Agents (Vesicants)
Blood and Choking Agents
Irritants (Riot Control)
Biological Agents and Toxins
Radioactives
Other Terrorism Agents
Detection of Terrorism Agents
Test Strips
Colorimetric Sampling
Handheld Electronic Detection Devices
Biological Agent Detection
Federal Assistance
Basic Incident Priorities
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Endnotes
Suggested Readings
HAZMAT and Law Enforcement
Objectives
Introduction
Common HAZMAT Incidents
Blood-Borne Pathogens
Drugs and Chemical Effects
Clandestine Labs
Drug Labs
Explosives Labs
Terrorism Agent Labs
Explosives Incidents
Bomb Squad and HAZMAT Interface
General Rules
Special Situations
SWAT Operations
Intel
Special Considerations
Setup
Emergency Conditions
Evidence Collection
Considerations
Operations and Entry
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Suggested Readings
Glossary
Abbreviations
Index

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