Management of hazardous chemicals and materials-particularly during emergency release situations-is a critical part of routine training required for workers and professionals in the chemical, petroleum and manufacturing industries. Proper storage of highly reactive chemical agents, correct choice of protective clothing and safety issues in confined spaces are vital to operating facilities. Inattention to these and other issues covered in this book can result in a loss of life, dispersal of toxic chemical agents into the environment, or fire and explosion and subsequent legal liabilities.Emergency Response and Hazardous Chemical Management: Principles and Practices provides a concise reference for management and workers on the important issues regarding the use and management of hazardous chemicals as well as the critical issues in the emergency response management of uncontrolled releases of hazardous agents. This book combines practical information on hazardous chemical response and environmental management with scientific and management issues important in the development of sound chemical management planning. Important current topics such as hazardous chemical management in confined spaces are also covered in detail.
Introduction: Workplace Hazards During Chemical Emergency Response Actions Chemistry and Properties of Hazardous Substances Toxicology Principles Monitoring and Detecting Hazardous Chemicals Industrial Hygiene Issues Medical Surveillance Programs Respiratory Protection: Principles and Practices Chemical Protective Clothing Chemical Decontamination: Principles and Practices Safety in Confined Spaces Standard Operating Safety Procedures Hazardous Chemical Spill Containment Patching and Capping of Leaking Containers Techniques for Spill Stabilization Preparing Hazardous Waste for Transportation Incident Analysis and Initial Response Incident Command System Appendix: 29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Index