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Emergency Response and Hazardous Chemical Management

Principles and Practices, 1st Edition

By Clyde B. Strong, T. Rick Irvin

CRC Press

248 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HOUSE & HOME / Security
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety