This book is a reference guide that provides chemical, health, and safety information on more than 1,120 toxic and hazardous chemicals and lists nearly 3,000 synonyms used for the most commonly transported chemicals by railroad and highway carriers. Information comes straight from the manufacturers and can prove invaluable for first responders faced with a medium to large spill or fire.
Chemical listings are presented alphabetically and include such information as the DOT designation, neutralizing agents, special warnings, chemical suit listings, emergency first aid, hazard ratings, fire fighting information, evacuation distances, health hazard information, threshold limit values. The manufacturer of each chemical and phone number to be used to obtain more information regarding the chemical is also provided. Enough information is presented in this guide that there is no longer a need to carry 10-15 reference books when responding to an incident.