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Hazardous Materials Technician, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Chris H Weber

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Nov 21, 2012

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For courses in the handling of hazardous materials ranging from 24 to 240 hours in programs for firefighters, law enforcement, EMS, hazardous materials technicians, and in air monitoring and sample identification.


HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICIAN is the only dedicated, up-to-date text to cover all key concepts, principles, and hands-on techniques associated with effective hazardous materials response. Organized to follow the logical progression of a hazmat response, it offers detailed explanations and examples addressing regulations and standards, toxicology, chemistry, information resources, PPE, air monitoring, sample identification, containers, damage assessment, product control, decontamination, ICS, response organization, and much more. Detailed step-by-step procedures are provided throughout, and complemented with online visual walkthrough guides to performing complex procedures. Historical incidents are presented for context, and response considerations for commonly encountered incidents are thoroughly discussed. Solved exercises show students how concepts are applied in realistic response scenarios, and review questions enable students to test their knowledge of each key technique.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Regulations and Standards

3. Toxicology

4. Chemistry

5. Chemical and Physical Properties

6. Information Resources

7. Personal Protective Equipment

8. Detection and Air Monitoring

9. Sample Collection and Identification

10. Containers and Damage Assessment

11. Product Control

12. Decontamination

13. Incident Command System

14. Response Organization

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$36.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-511707-1