Fundamentals of Hazardous Materials Incidents: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Fundamentals of Hazardous Materials Incidents

1st Edition

By Reginald Campbell, R. Everett Langford

CRC Press

472 pages

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Hardback: 9780873713627
pub: 1990-12-11
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This book evolved from the course developed at the U.S. Department of Labor's National Mine, Health, and Safety Academy to develop the legislation that eventually became 29 CFR 1910.120.

Fundamentals of Hazardous Materials Incidents offers the reader a basic understanding of the principles involved in toxicology, federal regulations, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, radiation, environmental considerations, industrial hygiene sampling, site safety, and chemically resistant suits. Thousands of people have been trained using this manual, now revised and available for the first time in hardcover format. The book is essential for identifying potential problems at hazardous waste sites, covers diverse topics throughout the area of hazardous materials response, and is ideal for training courses to meet 29 CFR 1910.120 requirements. Quantity discounts available.


"Provides an excellent introduction for waste site workers and first responders."

Table of Contents

Introduction. Emergency Response. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology. Introduction to Toxicology. Hazardous Materials. Worker Protection. Environmental Protection. Hazard Communications and Medical Surveillance. Factors Affecting Personnel. Classification of Hazardous Materials. Incident Command. Personal Protective Equipment. Pesticides. Equipment Decontamination. Radiation Emergencies. Site/Response Monitoring. Respiratory Protection. Appendix A: OSHA/EPA Regulations. Appendix B: RCRA-List of Chemicals. Appendix C: Publications Available on Hazardous Materials. Appendix D: Directory of Emergency Response Assistance Available from Industry. Appendix E: Hazardous Chemicals. Appendix F: Common Pesticides. Appendix G: Decontamination Procedures for Pesticides. Appendix H: References.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Environmental Science