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Hazardous Materials: Handbook for Emergency Responders

Hazardous Materials: Handbook for Emergency Responders

OnGUARD, Joe Varela (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-28713-1

Oct 1995

552 pages

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$216.95

Description

Hazardous Materials Handbook for Emergency Responders breaks down the hazards and response priorities according to the nine classes of hazardous chemicals defined by the U.N. and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Designed to prepare HazMat professionals for all three levels of response, as defined by OSHA, the Handbook:
  • Offers the most complete and current coverage of control and mitigation techniques for chemical emergencies.
  • Provides extensive treatment of transportation and storage vessels.
  • Helps users comply with all relevant government regulations and standards, including OSHA and NFPA training requirements.

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Foreword xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Chapter 1: Introduction to Hazardous Materials 1

Chapter 2: Basics of Toxicology and Personal Protective Equipment 29

Toxicological Concepts 29

Personal Protective Equipment 47

Chapter 3: Managing the Hazardous Materials Incident 63

Chapter 4: Explosive Emergencies 99

Understanding Explosives 99

Responding to Explosive Emergencies 120

Chapter 5: Gas Emergencies 129

Understanding Compressed and Liquefied Gases 129

Understanding Cryogenics 177

Responding to Compressed Gas Emergencies 193

Responding to Liquefied Gas Emergencies 202

Responding to Cryogenic Emergencies 210

Chapter 6: Flammable and Combustible Liquid Emergencies 213

Understanding Flammable/Combustible Liquids 213

Responding to Flammable and Combustible Liquid Emergencies 237

Chapter 7: Flammable Solid Emergencies 261

Understanding Flammable Solids 261

Responding to Flammable Solid Emergencies 282

Chapter 8: Oxidizer Emergencies 289

Understanding Oxidizers 289

Responding to Oxidizer Emergencies 309

Chapter 9: Poison Emergencies 317

Understanding Poisons 317

Responding to Poison Emergencies 351

Chapter 10: Radioactive Emergencies 363

Understanding Radioactive Materials 363