Marked by its risk-based response philosophy, Hazardous Materials Incidents is an invaluable procedural manual and all-inclusive information resource for emergency services professionals faced with the challenge of responding swiftly and effectively to hazardous materials and terrorism incidents. Easy-to-read and perfect for use in HazMat awareness, operations, and technician-level training courses, this "Operations Plus" book begins by acquainting readers with current laws and regulations, including those governing emergency planning and workplace safety. Subsequent chapters provide in-depth information about personal protective equipment and its limitations; protective actions ranging from site management and rescue through evacuation and decontamination; product control including the use of carbon monoxide detectors; responses to terrorism and terrorist groups; law enforcement activities such as SWAT operations and evidence collection; and more! A key resource for every fire, police, EMS, and industrial responder, Hazardous Materials Incidents is one of the few books available today that is modeled on current ways of thinking about HazMat and terrorism responses and operations.
Chris Hawley is a Deputy Program Manager for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and is responsible for several WMD courses within the DOD/FBI/DHS International Counterproliferation Program. Previous to his international work, Chris retired as a Fire Specialist with the Baltimore County Fire Department and was responsible for the coordination of the Hazardous Materials Response Team and the Advanced Technical Rescue Team along with two team leaders. Chris has designed innovative programs in hazardous materials and anti-terrorism and has assisted in the development of many other training programs provided by the National Fire Academy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Secret Service.
Laws Regulations and Standards. Introduction. Emergency Planning. EPCRA/SARA Title III. OSHA: 29 CFR 1910.120. NFPA: 471-473. Other applicable regulations. Recognition and Identification. Placards, Labels, and Markings. Container Types. Senses. Chemical and Physical Properties. Information Resources. DOT ERG. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Shipping Papers. Facility Documents. Computer Resources. Chemtrec. Reference Texts. Industrial Technical Assistance. Personal Protective Equipment. Toxicology. Chemical Protective Clothing. Levels of Protection. Respiratory Protection. High Temperature PPE. Limitations of PPE. Protective Actions. Incident Management Systems. Isolation and Protection. Rescue. Site Management. Evacuation. Sheltering in Place. Common Incidents. Decontamination. Product Control, Air Monitoring. Product Control. Air Monitoring. Carbon monoxide detectors. Response to Terrorism. Terrorist Groups. Targets. BNICE. Response Actions. Law Enforcement. Common HazMat incidents for Law Enforcement Labs. Explosives Incidents. SWAT Operations. Evidence Collection.