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Pocket Reference for Hazardous Materials Response / Edition 1

Pocket Reference for Hazardous Materials Response / Edition 1

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by Chris H Weber, George Ed. Weber

ISBN-10: 0132273470

ISBN-13: 9780132273473

Pub. Date: 02/26/2007

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This handy pocket reference provides all emergency responders with information to protect themselves and others in a hazardous materials incident.


This handy pocket reference provides all emergency responders with information to protect themselves and others in a hazardous materials incident.

Product Details

Prentice Hall
Publication date:
Brady Fire Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
3.74(w) x 6.37(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author     xi
Acknowledgments     xii
Preface     xiii
Managing the Hazardous Materials Response     1
HAZWOPER (29 CFR 1910.120) Requirements     1
Preincident Planning     12
Questions Dispatch Should Ask     13
Rescue and the 3/30 Rule of 2003     14
Quick Guides     16
Railcar and Cargo Tanker Emergencies     16
Pipeline Emergencies     19
Fixed Storage Tank Emergencies     22
Terrorist and Criminal Emergencies     26
Recognition: Container Shapes and Specifications     29
DOT Tankers     29
Railcar Tanker Specifications and Shapes     36
Railcar Tanker Marking and Stencils     42
Railcar Tanker Construction     44
Pipelines     45
Fixed Storage Tanks     46
Intermodal Containers     51
Nonbulk and Intermediate Bulk Containers     53
Radioactive Packaging     55
Recognition: Marking Systems and Visual Cues     57
DOT Hazard Class System     57
NFPA 704 Marking System     58
Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS)     58
Signs of a Clandestine Drug Laboratory     59
Signs of a Terrorist Incident     59
Identification: Shipping Papers and Other Sources of Information     62
DOT Manifest     61
Railcar Consist     62
Airline Waybill     65
Marine Manifest and Bill of Lading     66
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)     67
Pesticide Labels     71
Interview Techniques     72
Identification: Chemical and Physical Properties     74
Definitions of Chemical and Physical Properties     74
Table of Lighter-than-Air Gases     77
Definitions of Toxicological Terms     78
Radiation     80
Table of Radioactive Isotopes     84
Table of Chemicals Used in Clandestine Drug Labs     87
Table of Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction     89
Table of Biological Agents     95
Table of Explosives     105
Identification: Reference Materials     121
DOT 2004 Emergency Response Guidebook     121
NIOSH Pocket Guide     124
WISER Electronic Database     124
CAMEO Electronic Database     128
CHEMTREC Operator Support      130
Incident Operations: Initial Actions     132
Incident Command System     132
Isolation of the Immediate Area     133
Calculation of Downwind Evacuation Distances     133
Evacuation versus Sheltering in Place     135
Isolation Distances for Suspected Vehicle Bombs     137
Air Monitoring Strategy and Tactics     138
Use of Radiation Detection Equipment     139
Use of Corrosive Detection Equipment     140
Use of Oxygen Sensors     141
Use of Combustible Gas Indicators     142
Use of Electrochemical Sensors (Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen Sulfide, Ammonia, and Chlorine)     144
Biological Agent Identification     146
PPE Selection Criteria     148
Incident Operations: Personal Protective Equipment     150
Environmental Concerns (Heat and Cold)     150
Use of Air-Purifying Respirators     151
Use of Nonencapsulating Suits     152
Use of Encapsulating Suits     155
Use of LANX Fabric Suits     157
Use of Hooded Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs)     159
Double-Seam Glove-Taping Method     162
Incident Operations: Decontamination     164
Emergency Decontamination     164
Mass Decontamination     164
Patient Decontamination     166
Warm-Zone Patient Treatment Guidelines     167
Technical Decontamination     168
Decontamination Products     170
Incident Operations: Defensive Mitigation Techniques     171
Remote Valve Shutoff     171
Vapor Suppression     171
Table of Foam Characteristics     172
Foam Use Calculation     173
Vapor Dispersal and Knockdown     174
Diverting and Retaining     175
Dilution     176
Absorption     177
Neutralization     178
Extended Operations     179
Incident Operations: Termination and Demobilization     180
Demobilization Tasks     180
Documentation     180
Incident Debriefing     181
Incident Critique     181
Important Web Sites     183
Online Reference Materials     184
List of Acronyms     185
Important Phone Numbers     189

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best quick reference guide i've seen!