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Hazardous Materials : Regulations, Response and Site Operations

Hazardous Materials : Regulations, Response and Site Operations - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0827379992

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ISBN10: 0827379994
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Publisher: Delmar Publications
Published: 1999
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Hazardous Materials : Regulations, Response and Site Operations - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0827379992

Rob Schnepp and Paul W. Gantt

ISBN13: 978-0827379992
ISBN10: 0827379994
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Delmar Publications

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

This essential guide provides the student a practical approach to the concepts of handling hazardous materials. Based on OSHA "HAZWOPER" regulations, this invaluable text addresses the specific competencies required of persons responding to a hazardous materials emergency. It guides the student through the essentials of understanding and evaluating hazards and finding simple solutions to complex problems. The student learns how to evaluate risk, select correct protective equipment, manage the incident and address tactical and strategic issues while minimizing down-time and reducing risk to other workers.

  • All the basics on protective equipment, decontamination procedures, reference books, tactics and strategy.
  • Based on OSHA "HAZWOPER" regulations and appropriate for all emergency responders and waste site workers.
  • In-depth examples of first-hand experiences illustrate real-world applications.
  • Technical concepts are presented in manageable format for easy understanding.
  • Step-by-step explanations arm the reader with the confidence and knowledge to apply simple solutions to complex problems.

Author Bio

Schnepp, Rob : Alameda County Fire Department

Rob Schnepp is a firefighter/paramedic and hazardous materials specialist in Alameda County Fire Department. He is also the Vice President of Safety Compliance Management.

Gantt, Paul W. : Safety Compliance Management

Paul W. Gantt is BPA President of Safety Compliance Management.

Table of Contents

PREFACE


I: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATORY OVERVIEW

Introduction.

OSHA.
Hazard Communication Standard.
Hazwoper Regulations.

Summary.
Review Questions.

II: PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY

Introduction.

Chemistry and Matter Defined.
The Periodic Table.
Physical and Chemical Change.
Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions.
Basic Gas Laws.
Boyles Law.
Charles Law.

Summary.
Review Questions.

III: CHEMICAL CLASSIFICATIONS

Introduction.

Explosives.
Gases.
Flammable Liquids.
Flammable Solids.
Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides.
Poisons, Pesticides and Carinogens.
Radioactives.
Corrosives.

Summary.
Review Questions.

IV: PRINCIPLES OF TOXICOLOGY

Introduction.

Background Mechanisms.
Effects of Chemical Exposure.
Exposure Limits.
Toxicology Terminology.

Summary.
Review Questions.

V: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS

Introduction.

Department of Transportation and National.
Fire Protection Association Identification Systems.
Hazardous Materials Identification Systems.
Shipping Papers and Hazardous Waste Manifests.
Penalties.
DOT North American Emergency Response Guidebook.

Summary.
Review Questions/Scenario.

VI: RESPIRATORY PROTECTION

Introduction.

Respiratory Hazards.
Respiratory Protection Fundamentals.
Respiratory Protection Equipment.
Types of Air Purifying Systems.
Air Supplying Respirators.
Respiratory Protection: Maintenance, Storage and Record Keeping of APR's and SCBA.

Summary.
Review Questions.

VII: PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Introduction.

Positive Identification of Products and Associated Hazards.
Type and Level of Protection.
Health Considerations and Chemical Protective Clothing.

Summary.
Review Questions.
Comparability Chart Exercise.

VIII: PRINCIPLE OF DECONTAMINATION

Introduction.

Establishing Control Zones.
Methods of Decontamination.
Site Selection and Management.
Decontamination Procedures.

Summary.
Review Questions.

IX: INCIDENT MANAGEMENT/SCENE CONTROL

Introduction.

The Incident Commander.
The Role of the Incident Commander.
Characteristics of the ICS.
Taking Charge From the Beginning.
Establishing Safe Working Areas-Zones.
Overview of Job Titles and Descriptions.
Concepts of Incident Termination.

Summary.
Review Questions.

X: PLANNING

Introduction.

Planning for Hazardous Substances Release Emergencies.
Emergency Plans.
Hazard Communication.
OSHA Process Safety Management.
Elements of the Emergency Response Plan.
Sample Incident Specific Site Safety Plans.

Summary.
Review Questions.

XI: AIR MONITORING

Introduction.

Detection of Gases.
The Sequence of Air Monitoring.
The Use of Monitoring Equipment.
General Procedures of Air Monitoring.
Monitoring Outside.
The Effects of Local Weather.

Summary.
Review Questions.

XII: PHYSICAL HAZARDS

Introduction.

Confined Space.
Noise Hazards.
Control of Hazards Energy.

Summary.
Review Questions.

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