This book is a guide to Hazardous Materials Emergency Response.
Author: Barry N Lindley MS
This book is a guide to Hazardous Materials Emergency Response. It combines a fundamental Chemistry text with specific information on the hazards associated with each class of molecules and recommendations on the safe response to incidents involving these materials including recommended Personal Protective Equipment, Monitoring, Decontamination and Cleanup. The topics covered include chemical theory applied to each type of molecule and discussions of toxicity, flammability, reactivity and environmental issues. In addition to the "normal" Hazmat chemicals, there is a significant coverage of chemical, biological and radiological response to terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction. The Revised Second Edition also tackles issues such as dealing with hazardous wastes and conflicts between the NFPA 704 and Globally Harmonized Standards.