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HazMat Data: For First Response, Transportation, Storage, and Security, 2nd Edition

HazMat Data: For First Response, Transportation, Storage, and Security, 2nd Edition

Richard P. Pohanish

ISBN: 978-0-471-72610-4

Mar 2005

1800 pages

$313.99

Description

The HazMat Data, 2nd Edition provides a detailed reference for emergency responders and people who transport chemicals. Considering the events of September 11, the book is especially oriented toward first responder and emergency management personnel. Additions to this new Second Edition include Spanish language synonyms for all entries, and an increased overall number of synonyms. New to this edition is information on chemical warfare (CW) agents and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)-nerve gasses, blister agents/vesicants, "blood agents," choking/pulmonary agents, and crowd-control agents (tear gasses, pepper sprays, etc.)-that might be used as weapons of terrorism. It clearly explains symptoms of exposure and appropriate treatment for the exposure when available, and describes what to do in an emergency situation. The book also gives the NFPA hazard classifications, as well as chemical hazard class information. Newly updated, The HazMat Data, 2nd Editio provides a comprehensive, up-to-date summary of this vital information.
Introduction.

How to Use this Book.

Conversion Factors.

International Code of Signals Phonetic Alphabet.

Guide to Compatibility of Chemicals.

Exceptions to the Chart.

Reactivity Groups.

Key to Abbreviations, Symbols, and Acronyms.

Chemical Records A to Z. 

Appendix A. Emergency Response.

Appendix B. List of Marine Pollutants (§172.101 Appendix B).

Appendix C. Synonym and Trade Name Index.

Appendix D. CAS Number Index.

Appendix E. Chemicals Likely Involved in Terrorist Incidents.

“…revised in its 2nd edition with around 200 new entries…a must for users and handlers of chemicals and those who come into contact with them… remarkable…” (Health & Safety at Work, March 2005)

"…an excellent reference material for the 'all incident' type hazardous materials incident response teams….should have a place on any Emergency Management Agency command vehicle." (Chemical Health & Safety, November/December 2004)

"This book brings together essential safety information from multiple sources, agencies, and regulatory bodies to create an invaluable reference for industrial, transportation, environmental, first response, and federal and state agency personnel." (Energy Sources, August 2004)

"In my opinion, the book is an excellent source of information on chemicals, their hazards and safe response thereto." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, 109, 2004)

"The newly updated and revised second edition of HazMat Data is an invaluable reference for industrial, transportation, environmental, first response, and federal and state agency personnel dealing with hazardous materials.” (Natural Hazard Observer, May 2004)