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

Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Life Cycle Management

Corporate, Community, and Organizational Planning and Preparedness, 1st Edition

By Robert Jaffin

CRC Press

249 pages | 62 B/W Illus.

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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


About the Author

Robert Jaffin is Adjunct Faculty with American Military University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
LAW / Forensic Science
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief