Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Life Cycle Management : Corporate, Community, and Organizational Planning and Preparedness book cover
1st Edition

Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Life Cycle Management
Corporate, Community, and Organizational Planning and Preparedness

ISBN 9781439873878
Published December 12, 2012 by CRC Press
250 Pages 62 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

It is well known that fluorescent light bulbs and consumer appliances such as televisions, computers, and monitors contain mercury, dangerous chemicals, and other harmful components. The existing literature on hazardous materials addresses the risks attached to specific materials and emphasizes compliance and personal protective equipment (PPE)—but not the life cycle management of the materials that represent the hazards. A logistics treatment of the subject is needed to understand the underlying supply chain management principles and apply solutions to reduce overall use of hazardous materials.

Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Life Cycle Management: Corporate, Community and Organizational Planning and Preparedness is organized into two thematic sections. Section I defines and classifies hazardous materials and covers the U.S. regulatory framework and standards governing the transport and use of such materials. Section II examines institutional and organizational program elements and provides guidelines for developing these programs to reduce liability and risk while lowering point-source pollution and total hazardous waste production.

The logistics approach to hazardous materials yields exponential benefits in costs and the reduction or elimination of such materials. It limits organizational liability and, at the same time, reduces the costs associated with hazardous waste management and disposal. This book serves as an integrative reference offering a better understanding of hazardous materials use, life cycle management, consumption, and waste reduction at a holistic, strategic level.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Background, Definitions, and Conversions
Overview and Background
The Difference Between a Consensus Standard and a Statutory Standard
The International Transportation Hazard Classes
Additional Definitions
49 CFR Critical Definitions
Conversions Numbers, Densities, and Math
The International Regulatory Framework and Standards
The UN Orange Book
The IMO and the IMDGC
The ICAO Technical Instructions and the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
The ADR the RID and the ADN
Harmonization and Standardization
The U.S. Regulatory Framework and Standards
An Overview of the Higher-Level Relationships in Government and Law
FEDSTD 313 and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (the FAR)
Transportation as the Basic Framework for the Text
49 CFR
40 CFR
29 CFR
10 CFR, 13 CFR, 23 CFR, 46 CFR, and Other Applicable US Laws/Regulations
NIOSH, OSHA, EPA, PHMSA, MSA, and Other Specific Federal Organizations Involved
ANSI, ISO, NFPA, ACGIH, NIST, and Other Standard-Setting Organizations
The Emergency Response Guide (ERG)
How to Use the Emergency Response Guide
Private Business Issues Challenges Opportunities and Solutions
An Initial Framework for Further Discussion
Recognizing Defined and Undefined Hazardous Materials as Material Streams and Hazardous Waste Streams
Risk Threat and Vulnerability
Liability Issues
Mitigation, Minimization, and Prevention Strategies
Stakeholder Identification
National, Tribal, State, and Local Government Considerations and Challenges
A Framework for Further Discussion
Recognizing Defined in Undefined Hazardous Materials, Hazardous Material Streams, and Waste Streams
Risk and Vulnerability Assessment, Liability Issues Mitigation, Minimization and Prevention Strategies
Stakeholder Identification
Nonprofits and NGOs
Recognizing Defined and Undefined Hazardous Material and Hazardous Waste Streams
Defining Organizational Roles and Responsibilities
Stakeholder Identification
Putting It All Together
Eliminating Silos and Stovepipes
Effective Planning and Preparedness
Developing Response and Emergency Action Plans
Exercising Plans/Tabletops/Training
Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
A6 Key Elements from the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
A7 Key Elements from 49 CFR
A8 Key Elements from 40 CFR
A9 Key Elements from 29 CFR

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Robert Jaffin is Adjunct Faculty with American Military University.