Emergency Response Guidebook Book

Emergency Response Guidebook

  • Author : U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-06-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626363762

Emergency Response Guidebook Excerpt :

Does the identification number 60 indicate a toxic substance or a flammable solid, in the molten state at an elevated temperature? Does the identification number 1035 indicate ethane or butane? What is the difference between natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas distribution pipelines? If you came upon an overturned truck on the highway that was leaking, would you be able to identify if it was hazardous and know what steps to take? Questions like these and more are answered in the Emergency Response Guidebook. Learn how to identify symbols for and vehicles carrying toxic, flammable, explosive, radioactive, or otherwise harmful substances and how to respond once an incident involving those substances has been identified. Always be prepared in situations that are unfamiliar and dangerous and know how to rectify them. Keeping this guide around at all times will ensure that, if you were to come upon a transportation situation involving hazardous substances or dangerous goods, you will be able to help keep others and yourself out of danger. With color-coded pages for quick and easy reference, this is the official manual used by first responders in the United States and Canada for transportation incidents involving dangerous goods or hazardous materials.

2016 Emergency Response Guidebook Book

2016 Emergency Response Guidebook

  • Author : Department of Transportation
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-04-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 1717350011

2016 Emergency Response Guidebook Excerpt :

The ERG is the ideal guide to help when responding to transportation emergencies involving hazardous materials. It is a must-have for everyone who handles and transports dangerous goods and hazmat. This guide helps your company comply with the DOT 49 CFR 172.602 requirement that hazmat shipments be accompanied with emergency response information. The Emergency Response Guidebook is updated every 4 years - Don't be caught with the outdated 2012 ERG

Reducing the Threat of Improvised Explosive Device Attacks by Restricting Access to Explosive Precursor Chemicals Book

Reducing the Threat of Improvised Explosive Device Attacks by Restricting Access to Explosive Precursor Chemicals

  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309464079

Reducing the Threat of Improvised Explosive Device Attacks by Restricting Access to Explosive Precursor Chemicals Excerpt :

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are a type of unconventional explosive weapon that can be deployed in a variety of ways, and can cause loss of life, injury, and property damage in both military and civilian environments. Terrorists, violent extremists, and criminals often choose IEDs because the ingredients, components, and instructions required to make IEDs are highly accessible. In many cases, precursor chemicals enable this criminal use of IEDs because they are used in the manufacture of homemade explosives (HMEs), which are often used as a component of IEDs. Many precursor chemicals are frequently used in industrial manufacturing and may be available as commercial products for personal use. Guides for making HMEs and instructions for constructing IEDs are widely available and can be easily found on the internet. Other countries restrict access to precursor chemicals in an effort to reduce the opportunity for HMEs to be used in IEDs. Although IED attacks have been less frequent in the United States than in other countries, IEDs remain a persistent domestic threat. Restricting access to precursor chemicals might contribute to reducing the threat of IED attacks and in turn prevent potentially devastating bombings, save lives, and reduce financial impacts. Reducing the Threat of Improvised Explosive Device Attacks by Restricting Access to Explosive Precursor Chemicals prioritizes precursor chemicals that can be used to make HMEs and analyzes the movement of those chemicals through United States commercial supply chains and identifies potential vulnerabilities. This report examines current United States and international regulation of the chemicals, and compares the economic, security, and other tradeoffs among potential control strategies.

Hazardous Chemicals Handbook Book

Hazardous Chemicals Handbook

  • Author : P A CARSON
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080523798

Hazardous Chemicals Handbook Excerpt :

Summarizes core information for quick reference in the workplace, using tables and checklists wherever possible. Essential reading for safety officers, company managers, engineers, transport personnel, waste disposal personnel, environmental health officers, trainees on industrial training courses and engineering students. This book provides concise and clear explanation and look-up data on properties, exposure limits, flashpoints, monitoring techniques, personal protection and a host of other parameters and requirements relating to compliance with designated safe practice, control of hazards to people's health and limitation of impact on the environment. The book caters for the multitude of companies, officials and public and private employees who must comply with the regulations governing the use, storage, handling, transport and disposal of hazardous substances. Reference is made throughout to source documents and standards, and a Bibliography provides guidance to sources of wider ranging and more specialized information. Dr Phillip Carson is Safety Liaison and QA Manager at the Unilever Research Laboratory at Port Sunlight. He is a member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, of the Institution of Chemical Engineers' Loss Prevention Panel and of the Chemical Industries Association's `Exposure Limits Task Force' and `Health Advisory Group'. Dr Clive Mumford is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Aston and a consultant. He lectures on several courses of the Certificate and Diploma of the National Examining Board in Occupational Safety and Health. [Given 5 star rating] - Occupational Safety & Health, July 1994 - Loss Prevention Bulletin, April 1994 - Journal of Hazardous Materials, November 1994 - Process Safety & Environmental Prot., November 1994

Sittig s Handbook of Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals Book

Sittig s Handbook of Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals

  • Author : Richard P. Pohanish
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2014-09-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1006
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455731572

Sittig s Handbook of Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals Excerpt :

This reference handbook provides fully updated chemical, regulatory, health, and safety information on nearly 800 pesticides and other agricultural chemicals. The clear, consistent and comprehensive presentation of information makes Sittig's an essential reference for a wide audience including first responders, environmental and industrial health/safety professionals, the food industry, the agricultural sector and toxicologists. Detailed profiles are provided for each substance listed, including: usage; crop-specific residue limits; hazard ratings for long-term human toxicity; and endocrine disruptor and reproductive toxicity information. Every chemical profile contains references and web links to source information from the EPA, OSHA, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other important advisory and lawmaking bodies. This work is focused on regulated chemicals. The substances covered include pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides and related agricultural chemicals used on foods grown and produced for both human and animal consumption. These products are organized with common names, chemical synonyms, trade names, chemical formulae, US EPA pesticide codes, EU regulations including Hazard Symbol and Risk Phrases, EINECS, RTECS, CAS, and other unique identifiers so that all who may have contact with, or interest in them can find needed information quickly. A comprehensive reference for the agricultural sector, food industry, agrochemical manufacturing and distribution sector, and first responders Brings together a wealth of hazard and response, regulatory and toxicological information in one convenient go-to handbook Covers US, EU and worldwide regulatory requirements

Handbook of Fire   Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for Oil  Gas  Chemical    Related Facilities Book

Handbook of Fire Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for Oil Gas Chemical Related Facilities

  • Author : Dennis P. Nolan
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 1996-12-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815517528

Handbook of Fire Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for Oil Gas Chemical Related Facilities Excerpt :

The security and economic stability of many nations and multinational oil companies are highly dependent on the safe and uninterrupted operation of their oil, gas and chemical facilities. One of the most critical impacts that can occur to these operations are fires and explosions from accidental or political incidents. This publication is intended as a general engineering handbook and reference guideline for those personnel involved with fire and explosion protection aspects of critical hydrocarbon facilities. Design guidelines and specifications of major, small and independent oil companies as well as information from engineering firms and published industry references have been reviewed to assist in its preparation. Some of the latest published practices and research into fire and explosions have also been mentioned.

U S  Army Improvised Munitions Handbook Book

U S Army Improvised Munitions Handbook

  • Author : Department of the Army
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616083847

U S Army Improvised Munitions Handbook Excerpt :

Like The Anarchist Cookbook if it were written by the U.S. Army!

Handbook on Resilience of Socio Technical Systems Book

Handbook on Resilience of Socio Technical Systems

  • Author : Matthias Ruth
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-09-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786439376

Handbook on Resilience of Socio Technical Systems Excerpt :

The goal to improve the resilience of social systems – communities and their economies – is increasingly adopted by decision makers. This unique and comprehensive Handbook focuses on the interdependencies of these social systems and the technologies that support them. Special attention is given to the ways in which resilience is conceptualized by different disciplines, how resilience may be assessed, and how resilience strategies are implemented. Case illustrations are presented throughout to aid understanding.

Sittig s Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens Book

Sittig s Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens

  • Author : Richard P. Pohanish
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2017-06-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 3564
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323389693

Sittig s Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens Excerpt :

Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens, Seventh Edition, has proven to be a reliable, accessible, must-have reference on hazardous materials for over thirty years. This updated and revised seventh edition is the most comprehensive listing of the hazardous chemicals commonly used, transported, and regulated in industry and the workplace. Information is the most vital resource anyone can have when dealing with potential hazardous substance accidents, spillages, fires, or acts of terror. It is also essential for the safe day-to-day operation of chemical processes and environmental protection. Sittig's Handbook provides extensive data for over 2,200 chemicals in a uniform format, enabling fast and accurate decisions in any situation. The chemicals are presented alphabetically and classified as a carcinogen, hazardous substance, hazardous waste, or toxic pollutant. This new edition contains expanded and reviewed information for each chemical listed (including chemicals classified as WMD) and has been updated to keep pace with world events, standards, and regulations. This seventh edition includes over 100 new records, and every single record has been checked and updated as necessary. Enables readers to quickly and reliably find the chemical they are looking for, with a full range of synonyms for each chemical, including trade names and CAS index Features relevant data for the US and EU included throughout, along with the essential chemical hazard information applicable worldwide Provides a trusted source of information for first-line responders (emergency services), industry, logistics companies, scientists, and environmental protection organizations Contains expanded information for each chemical listed (including chemicals classified as WMD) and has been updated to keep pace with world events, standards, and regulations

Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students Book

Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students

  • Author : Prof. Robert H. Hill, Jr.
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-03-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119243373

Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students Excerpt :

Provides knowledge and models of good practice needed by students to work safely in the laboratory as they progress through four years of undergraduate laboratory work Aligns with the revised safety instruction requirements from the ACS Committee on Professional Training 2015 “Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures for Bachelor’s Degree Programs” Provides a systematic approach to incorporating safety and health into the chemistry curriculum Topics are divided into layers of progressively more advanced and appropriate safety issues so that some topics are covered 2-3 times, at increasing levels of depth Develops a strong safety ethic by continuous reinforcement of safety; to recognize, assess, and manage laboratory hazards; and to plan for response to laboratory emergencies Covers a thorough exposure to chemical health and safety so that students will have the proper education and training when they enter the workforce or graduate school

U S  Army Combat Skills Handbook Book

U S Army Combat Skills Handbook

  • Author : Department of the Army
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-02-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510720527

U S Army Combat Skills Handbook Excerpt :

Recognizing that “wars are not won by machines and weapons but by the soldiers who use them,” this comprehensive manual not only informs the reader of the timeless skills necessary to survive on the battlefield, but also instructs the soldier on how to perform and execute these tasks to succeed in combat. From concealment and mobility to first aid and personal care, you too can possess the knowledge armed service people are equipped with so they can do their jobs properly and confidently. This informative and exhaustive guide draws upon the real-life experiences of soldiers who have faced warfare and lived in combat zones. Practical and explicit instructions on team formation, proper positioning for offensive and defensive maneuvers, and handling of equipment and weaponry are thoroughly explained. Also included is advice on life-saving CPR and wound-care techniques; sections on combat intelligence and nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare; and appendices covering mines, demolitions, obstacles, combat in urban areas, tracking, and evasion and escape. Illustrations throughout the book depict various field scenarios that soldiers face in a war zone. See what it takes to perform, inspire, and lead in the U.S. Army!

Hiroshima Book
Score: 4.5
From 36 Ratings


  • Author : John Hersey
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593082362

Hiroshima Excerpt :

"A new edition with a final chapter written forty years after the explosion."

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Book

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-29
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309142397

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Excerpt :

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Book

Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  • Author : D. Yogi Goswami
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2007-05-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420003482

Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Excerpt :

Brought to you by the creator of numerous bestselling handbooks, the Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy provides a thorough grounding in the analytic techniques and technological developments that underpin renewable energy use and environmental protection. The handbook emphasizes the engineering aspects of energy conservation and renewable energy. Taking a world view, the editors discuss key topics underpinning energy efficiency and renewable energy systems. They provide content at the forefront of the contemporary debate about energy and environmental futures. This is vital information for planning a secure energy future. Practical in approach, the book covers technologies currently available or expected to be ready for implementation in the near future. It sets the stage with a survey of current and future world-wide energy issues, then explores energy policies and incentives for conservation and renewable energy, covers economic assessment methods for conservation and generation technologies, and discusses the environmental costs of various energy generation technologies. The book goes on to examine distributed generation and demand side management procedures and gives a perspective on the efficiencies, economics, and environmental costs of fossil and nuclear technologies. Highlighting energy conservation as the cornerstone of a successful national energy strategy, the book covers energy management strategies for industry and buildings, HVAC controls, co-generation, and advances in specific technologies such as motors, lighting, appliances, and heat pumps. It explores energy storage and generation from renewable sources and underlines the role of infrastructure security and risk analysis in planning future energy transmission and storage systems. These features and more make the Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy the tool for designing the energy sources of the future.

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook  12th Edition Revised Reprint with 2021 2023 NANDA I   Updates   E Book Book

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook 12th Edition Revised Reprint with 2021 2023 NANDA I Updates E Book

  • Author : Betty J. Ackley
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2021-08-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1025
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323875707

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook 12th Edition Revised Reprint with 2021 2023 NANDA I Updates E Book Excerpt :

Step-by-step instructions show how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care. UNIQUE! Care plans are provided for NANDA-I© approved nursing diagnoses. Evidence-based interventions and rationales include recent or classic research and references supporting the use of each intervention. Examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes are presented in each care plan. 150 NCLEX® exam-style review questions are available on the Evolve website. Easy-to-follow Sections I and II guide you through the nursing process and selection of appropriate nursing diagnoses. Clear, concise interventions are usually only a sentence or two long and use no more than two references. Safety content emphasizes what must be considered to provide safe patient care. List of NANDA-I© Diagnoses on the inside front cover of the book provides quick reference to page numbers. Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses. Appendixes provide valuable information in an easy-to-access location.