2000 Emergency Response Guidebook: A Guidebook for First Responders During the Initial Phase of a Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials Incident

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Barry Leonard
DIANE Publishing, May 1, 2000 - Transportation - 384 pages
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Developed jointly by the governments of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico for use by fire fighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods. It is primarily a guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident. It is not intended to provide information on the physical or chemical properties of dangerous goods. Comprehensive!
 

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Page 289 - Cover powder spill with plastic sheet or tarp to minimize spreading. FIRST AID • Medical problems take priority over radiological concerns. • Use first aid treatment according to the nature of the injury. • Do not delay care and transport of a seriously injured person. • Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. • Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Page 251 - Fully encapsulating, vapor protective clothing should be worn for spills and leaks with no fire. • Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. • Stop leak if you can do it without risk. • Use water spray to reduce vapors; do not put water directly on leak, spill area or inside container.
Page 292 - B packages are designed and evaluated to withstand total engulfment in flames at temperatures of 800C (1475F) for a period of 30 minutes. Public safety Call Emergency Response Telephone Number on Shipping Paper first. If Shipping Paper not available or no answer, refer to appropriate telephone number listed on the inside back cover. Priorities for rescue, life-saving, first aid, and control of fire and other hazards are higher than the priority for measuring radiation levels.
Page 210 - Containers may explode when heated. Ruptured cylinders may rocket. PUBLIC SAFETY CALL Emergency Response Telephone Number on Shipping Paper first. If Shipping Paper not available or no answer, refer to appropriate telephone number listed on the inside back cover.
Page 236 - PROTECTIVE CLOTHING -— — • Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). • Wear chemical protective clothing which is specifically recommended by the manufacturer. It may provide little or no thermal protection. I • Structural firefighters' protective clothing provides limited protection in fire situations ONLY; it is not effective in spill situations.
Page 283 - ... respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult. Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with liquefied gas, thaw frosted parts with lukewarm water.
Page 279 - Fire involving Tanks or Car/Trailer Loads • Fight fire from maximum distance or use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles.
Page 235 - Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult. Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with substance, immediately flush skin or eyes with running water for at least 20 minutes.
Page 212 - Ventilate closed spaces before entering. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING • Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). • Wear chemical protective clothing which is specifically recommended by the manufacturer. It may provide little or no thermal protection. • Structural firefighters' protective clothing provides limited protection in fire situations ONLY; it is not effective in spill situations.
Page 251 - In case of contact with substance, immediately flush skin or eyes with running water for at least 20 minutes. • Keep victim warm and quiet. • Keep victim under observation. • Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed. • Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the material(s) involved, and take precautions to protect themselves. 1 45 (HEAT AND CONTAMINATION SENSITIVE) POTENTIAL HAZARDS FIRE OR EXPLOSION • May explode from heat or contamination.

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