Thread: HazMat Response Guides
03-01-2010, 03:54 PM #1
HazMat Response Guides
What books/ guides/ manuals do you have for HazMAt response? We have the ERG and NIOSH pocket guide to chemical hazards. I was just wondering if their are others out there, and if they are any good.FF/Paramedic
03-01-2010, 08:54 PM #2
03-01-2010, 10:47 PM #3
03-01-2010, 10:51 PM #4
What does your HazMat team use for reference?FF/Paramedic
03-05-2010, 10:35 PM #5
03-06-2010, 07:48 PM #6
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Don't you have a rail line coming from Olive Branch? If so then wiser and cameo are very good resources. Wiser has a PDA application you can download. For you fixed facilities review their Tier II reports for what classes of materials they have. Sax's Guide to Hazardous Substances is very good, but may be two much information for the field setting. I also would not depend on MSDSs as a sure thing, many have no useful information on them. For transportation incidents what you have is a good bet, and preplanning for the fixed facilities is vital. Check with your local TEMA rep, they may have access to something else online (ok I don't expect alot out of TEMA either.)
03-07-2010, 10:37 PM #7
I think the line goes to Olive Branch. We are also in the process of having a huge railyard built in our city.FF/Paramedic
03-09-2010, 11:18 AM #8
On another note, don't fall victim to the urban legend that you need to use three reference sources on a hazmat incident.
One reliable reference source (like any of the ones mentioned above) is enough.
In the end, the exact numbers don't matter. If the LEL-UEL is 1%-7% or 2%-8%, your going to still proceed like its flammable.
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03-09-2010, 07:05 PM #9
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