logging in or signing up Hazardous Materials aSGuest1060 Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 860 Category: Science & Tech.. License: All Rights Reserved Like it (1) Dislike it (0) Added: October 15, 2008 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript HAZMAT Identification : HAZMAT Identification HAZMAT Identification : HAZMAT Identification Often most difficult part of incident ALWAYS use at least TWO concurring sources HAZMAT References : HAZMAT References Emergency Response Guidebook Container Markings Shipping Papers Material Safety Data Sheets Monitors/Chemical Tests Computer Databases Telephone Hotlines Poison Centers Chemists Toxicologists Reference Books Emergency Response Guidebook : Emergency Response Guidebook U.S., Canada, Mexico Lists >1000 products with placards, UN numbers, chemical names Cross references emergency, evacuation procedures Medical information is limited, very generic Multiple chemicals share UN numbers Container Markings : Container Markings Container Markings : Container Markings “Candystriper” HCN Tank Car Shipping Papers : Shipping Papers List specific substances Indicate quantities carried Operators may not take papers with them Scene may be too unstable to retrieve Papers may be incomplete, inaccurate Material Safety Data Sheets : Material Safety Data Sheets Present at fixed facilities Available for ALL hazards on site Cover wide range of common, simple products Typically list: Material name Characteristics Manufacturer Health, fire, reactivity dangers Safe handling considerations Emergency procedures Monitors and Testing : Monitors and Testing Radioactivity Combustibility Oxygen availability pH (Corrosiveness) Carbon monoxide Hydrogen sulfide Organic vapors Computer Databases : Computer Databases CAMEO® ALOHA® MARPLOT® OHMTADS® Telephone Hotlines : Telephone Hotlines Chemical Transportation Emergency Center (CHEMTREC) Sponsored by Chemical Manufacturer’s Association (CMA) CHEMTREC Services : CHEMTREC Services Emergency response information Access to manufacturer’s representatives Activation of specialized teams to deal with chlorine, phosphorus, vinyl chloride, HCN, HF, and LPG Activation of CHEMNET response teams CHEMTREC Limitations : CHEMTREC Limitations Communicators NOT technical personnel Will NOT interpret data or go beyond what information sheets say Must have product trade or chemical name to provide assistance Cannot provide information on effects of mixing of several products CHEMTREC Information Needed : CHEMTREC Information Needed What has happened? Where? When? Chemical(s) involved Container type condition Shipper/origin Carrier Consignee/destination Nature/extent casualties Nature/extent property damage Prevailing weather Nature of incident area Caller name/location Call-back number Federal, State, Local Resources : Federal, State, Local Resources Federal US EPA Coast Guard State TNRCC TDH Railroad Commission Parks & Wildlife Agriculture Department Local Poison Control Health Department Colleges, Universities Reference Books : Reference Books NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards Farm Chemical Handbook Chemical Hazards Response Information System (CHRIS) NFPA Fire Protection Guide on Hazardous Materials American Association of Railroads Emergency Action Guides Reference Books : Reference Books Condensed Chemical Dictionary Dangerous Properties of Industrial Chemicals (Sax) Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names Merck Index You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.