Environmental Sampling Response Procedures

How many hazmat response teams have a clear and concise system for environmental sampling at every emergency?

By using the environmental sampling procedure outlined at every incident personnel safety is enhanced, the team is consistent from shift to shift; and the lifespan of each monitoring instrument and its sensors are increased. Screening in this fashion also efficiently characterizes every environment and decreases the team's liability by assuring all hazards are revealed. The procedure is flexible, in that each step should be followed at every incident yet specific monitoring depending on circumstances can be employed. The procedure is also reasonable and prudent and easily employed. Think it through, and devise your own environmental sampling guidelines. Ultimately, you will decide if they improve your hazmat response program.

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