HIGH-HAZARD ENERGETIC, REACTIVE & EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS: The High-Hazard Response Technician's Guide to Extremely Hazardous Substances

HIGH-HAZARD ENERGETIC, REACTIVE & EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS: The High-Hazard Response Technician's Guide to Extremely Hazardous Substances

by Brett Postelli


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This handbook was created with the intent to provide High-Hazard Response Technicians (HHRT) complex hazardous substance information not commonly found in one location. The information contained within this handbook will help minimize the time consuming tasks of searching countless books and websites for energetic and reactive related information. It is very important to understand this handbook is NOT all inclusive, additional sources and reference material will still need to be obtained according to the reader's needs, nonetheless, the material used throughout this handbook will assist and guide the technician when potentially handling or encountering Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS). The most challenging and lethal form of chemicals, compounds, mixtures, and substances are identified as High-Hazard or Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS). When Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) are handled, stored and transported improperly, they can cause violent and deadly reactions to the responding High-Hazard Response Technician (HHRT), Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EODT), Hazardous Materials Specialist (HMS), and Field Chemist (FC). The men and women who specialize in the handling of these materials must understand the science and chemistry of EHS in order to choose the proper personal protective equipment (PPE), containment vessels, collection procedures, neutralization tactics, and disposal methods.This handbook will cover the scientific fundamentals of various chemistry practices about high-hazardous substances and go more in-depth regarding specific substance categories, classifications, reactive and energetic properties, including the proper response methods HHRTs should put into practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781078790086
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 03/14/2020
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.32(d)

About the Author

Author: Brett Postelli, has 30 years of experience in public safety and private sector emergency response, including 15 years (192 recorded missions) of Presidential Declared Disaster operations throughout the United States. In 2019 he published the second edition of the Hazwoper Handbook – 8-40 Hr. Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response, ISBN-13: 978-1073546565, ISBN-10: 107354656X and is a contributing writer for CERT Responder Magazine. Brett holds a number of national and international certifications in firefighting, emergency medical response, hazardous materials, explosive ordnance disposal, technical rescue, anti-terrorism, communications electronics and is a current member of the: International Society of Explosive Engineers, International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators, United States Bomb Technician Association, Antiterrorism Accreditation Board, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and Amateur Radio Relay League.

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