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ISBN-10 0135117070ISBN-13 9780135117071
ISBN-10 0131720198ISBN-13 9780131720190
Author(s): Chris Weber
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 512

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.