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Hazardous materials transportation.
Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 1996 Jul; :1-116
This one day course was designed to educate the participants in the field of hazardous materials transportation. The definitions of hazardous materials are reviewed from the point of view of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Transportation, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Proper container determination is considered. Nine hazard classes are noted including explosive materials, gases, flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidizers, poisonous materials, radioactive materials, corrosive materials and miscellaneous hazardous materials. Labeling and placarding, including the use of the Hazardous Materials Table, identifying placards, and UN numbers, are discussed. Shipping documents including the Bill of Lading and the Hazardous Waste Manifests are reviewed. Choosing a proper shipping description for hazardous material and hazardous wastes is discussed. Detailed information should be known about the shipment including the process which generated the materials or wastes, chemical constituents present, concentration or percent of each chemical present, physical state, specific gravity or density, hazard characteristics, flashpoint, intended use of the material, pH, whether the material is reactive or contains cyanides or sulfides, the concentration of any toxic constituents, shipment method, and amount of material per container. Carrier preparation is reviewed and spill prevention and cleanup discussed. Consideration of transporter responsibilities and liabilities conclude the course work.
NIOSH-Grant; Training; Regulations; Transportation-industry; Drivers; Hazardous-materials; Transportation-workers; Accident-prevention; Industrial-wastes
Community Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine One Gustave L Levy Place Bx108 New York, NY 10029
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Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
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