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Review of Emergency Response to Chemical Spills and Other Chemical or Hazardous Materials Exposures From the Viewpoint of Workers' Health and Safety.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1997 Dec :1-26
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000088
Abstract
This paper focuses on health and safety emergencies associated with chemical spills and other incidents that may expose workers to hazardous materials. Equally important topics which are not addressed include non-chemical accidents, first aid, work place violence, non-chemical files and natural disasters. The goal of this overview is to identify: the main activities associated with hazardous materials (HAZMAT) emergency response; the people most often responsible for carrying out these activities; requirements for HAZMAT emergency response training; opportunities for new HAZMAT emergency response training; resources to aid in actual emergencies and for use in the planning stage, to avoid or mitigate the effects of future emergencies. Also included are suggestions made by HAZMAT and training experts on roles NIOSH might play in improving workers' ability to respond to emergencies.
Keywords
Training; Hazardous-materials; Firefighters; Health-care-workers; Police-officers;
Contact
Ruth Ruttenberg and Associates, Inc., 5107 Benton Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Publication Date
19971201
Funding Type
Purchase Order
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Project-Number-8082
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns;
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MD;
Performing Organization
Ruth Ruttenberg and Associates, Inc., 5107 Benton Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
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