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Hazmat: Notifying John Q. Public

When the big bell rings it is "all hands on deck" to load up and get underway. We have to remember the most important element, namely communication with John Q. Public.

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4 Hazmat Lessons From a Lithium Battery Fire

HazmatNation article shares how hazmat teams can prepare for unknown, large-scale incidents before they happen and know what to do once they do occur.

Get Out of There Fast

Evacuations are a critical part of preplanning for fires and other emergencies. When workers know how to respond, they can evacuate quickly and safely.

Hydrogen Fluoride: To Ban or Not to Ban

To determine if the benefits of using HF outweigh the risks, you need to understand how and why it was utilized in the first place.

Revisiting the 2015 Vancouver Port Hazmat Incident

When 22 tons of pool cleaning tablets began to oxidize in a shipping container, acrid fumes created a toxic cloud.

CHEMTREC® Accepting Applications for its HELP Award for Hazmat Incident Preparedness

Five U.S. volunteer fire departments will receive $10,000 each through the 2021 CHEMTREC® HELP (Hazmat Emergencies Local Preparedness) Awards.

What, Where, and How Much?

Unfortunately, even the most sophisticated detection and alarm systems have one inherent drawback: no alarm is of any value if no one is around to hear it and respond appropriately.

Chlorine Gas: Munition or Commodity?

I have revisited chlorine in the hope that my small contribution may engender a heightened sense of urgency and increased awareness of the risks of allowing this material to get into the hands of those who would do us harm.

Adding an Extra 'P' for Proper PPE

The system of selecting PPE by the four levels of A-B-C-D is a quick and simple method of describing what responders wear when working with hazardous materials.

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Toxic Release in Spain Triggers Shelter-in-Place Order

Disinfectant plant allowed to continue operations during pandemic

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