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NIOSH Pocket Guide Search page
ONLINE Search page The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The Pocket Guide includes the following: Chemical names, synonyms, trade names, CAS, RTECS, and DOT ID and Guide numbers Chemical structure/formula, conversion factors NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits (RELs) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) NIOSH Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health values (IDLHs) Physical description and chemical and physical properties of agents Measurement methods Personal protection and sanitation recommendations Respirator selection recommendations Incompatibilities and reactivities of agents Exposure routes, symptoms, target organs, and first aid information
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NIOSH Emergency Response Safety and Health Database
The Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (ERSH-DB) is a rapidly accessible occupational safety and health database developed by NIOSH for the emergency response community. The ERSH-DB contains accurate and concise information on high-priority chemical, biological and radiological agents that could be encountered by personnel responding to a terrorist event.
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Emergency Response Guidebook Mobile App
Mobile app. Mobile version of 2012 ERG. This software is available from the Apple iTunes store for iPhone, and from the Google Play website for Android.
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Emergency Response Guidebook
The ERG is primarily applicable for hazardous materials transported by highway and railway, but also is applicable for materials transported by air or waterway, as well as by pipeline. The ERG "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 and should only be used for the "initial response phase" (about the first thirty minutes) of an incident . The ERG includes over 170 "Guides" that identify the primary hazards associated with the applicable general category of hazardous material and general guidance on how to respond to incidents involving that general category of hazardous material. The primary purpose of ERG is to direct the emergency responders to the most appropriate of these guides, based on the incident. The ERG also provides guidance regarding recommended evacuation distances, if applicable.
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OSHA Occupational Chemical Database
OSHA maintains this chemical database as a convenient reference for the occupational safety and health community. It compiles information from several government agencies and organizations. Information available in the report includes: Physical Properties Exposure Guidelines NIOSH Pocket Guide, and Emergency Response Information, including the DOT Emergency Response Guide.
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OSHA/NIOSH Interim Guidance. Chemical - Biological - Radiological - Nuclear (CBRN) Personal Protective Equipment Selection Matrix for Emergency Responders: Blister Agents
PPE and Exposure limits to Blister Agents.
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OSHA/NIOSH Interim Guidance. Chemical - Biological - Radiological - Nuclear (CBRN) Personal Protective Equipment Selection Matrix for Emergency Responders: Nerve Agents
PPE and Exposure limits to Nerve Agents.
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Medical Aspects of Chemical Warfare: Chapter 16. Decontamination of Chemical Casualties
This chapter focuses on the safe decontamination of medical casualties exposed to chemical agents
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WebWISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) - Online version
ONLINE version. WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.
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WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)
Home page to download the program. WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.
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NIOSH pocket guide to chemical hazards, Publication No. 2010-168
The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The NIOSH Pocket Guide does not contain an analysis of all pertinent data, rather it presents key information and data in abbreviated or tabular form for chemicals or substance groupings (e.g. cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in the work environment. The information found in the NIOSH Pocket Guide should help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards.
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CHEMM - PPE
Information on PPE: Need, levels of PPE, type of protection, and limitations of PPE.
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Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents (MHMIs) (PDF Version)
Volume 1: Emergency Medical Services: A Planning Guide for the Management of Contaminated Patients are planning guides to assist first responders in planning for incidents that involve hazardous materials. Volume II - Hospital Emergency Departments: A Planning Guide for the Management of Contaminated Patients are planning guides to assist hospital emergency department personnel in planning for incidents that involve hazardous materials. Volume III - Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs) for Acute Chemical Exposures are guides for health care professionals who treat persons who have been exposed to hazardous materials.
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Guide for the Selection of Personal Protective Equipment for Emergency First Responders
The guides will focus on chemical and biological equipment in areas of detection, personal protection, decontamination, and communication. This document focuses specifically on assisting the emergency first responder community in the evaluation and purchase of personal protective equipment.
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CAMEO chemicals
Home page to download the program. CAMEO Chemicals has an extensive chemical database with critical response information for thousands of chemicals, and a tool that tells you what reactions might occur if chemicals were mixed together.
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CAMEO chemicals - mobile site
MOBILE version. Free.CAMEO Chemicals has an extensive chemical database with critical response information for thousands of chemicals, and a tool that tells you what reactions might occur if chemicals were mixed together.
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CAMEO Chemicals - online version
ONLINE version. CAMEO Chemicals has an extensive chemical database with critical response information for thousands of chemicals, and a tool that tells you what reactions might occur if chemicals were mixed together.
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Cargo Decoder Mobile App
Mobile App. Cargo Decoder is your guide to what is in the truck or tanker next to you on the highway. Enter the 4 digit number from the DOT placard to learn about a material . Cargo Decoder (free); Cargo Decoder Plus Module (pay). Cargo Decoder uses no network bandwidth so information will always be available even if the cell network is not. Cargo Decoder is available at the Android Market, Amazon Appstore, or Blackberry App World. Cargo Decoder Plus for iPhone is now available in the Apple iTunes App Store.
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OSHA/NIOSH Interim Guidance. Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear (CBRN) Personal Protective Equipment Selection Matrix for Emergency Responders
In order to use this guidance effectively, an employer must assess the risk of a hazardous substance release to the emergency responders and base the PPE selection on the level of knowledge relative to that risk. This kind of assessment is a typical safety and health evaluation with the unusual caveats that many of the agents are highly toxic by both skin and inhalation, typical indicators of exposure such as odor, smoke, or fume may not be present, exposure monitoring is difficult for some of the compounds, and there may be a locally limited supply of CBRN-approved respirators for a large response during initial emergency operations. Based on the hazardous substances and conditions known to be present, the Incident Commander in charge of a response shall implement appropriate emergency operations, including selection of appropriate PPE for employees who respond.
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Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion (RSDL)
MSDS of RSDL.
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Emergency Response Resources
Provides links to Safety Management, Bloodborne Infectious Disease, Personal Protective Equipment, and Traumatic Incident Stress.
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Emergency Response Resources: Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment is very important for any emergency responder. There are five main types of PPE that are covered on this page: respirators and protective clothing (selection, proper use, etc.), skin exposures and eye and hearing protection.
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Personal Protective Equipment
Vapors, gases, and particulates from hazardous substance response activities place response personnel at risk. For this reason, response personnel must wear appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment whenever they are near the site. The more that is known about the hazards at a release site, the easier it becomes to select personal protective equipment. There are basically four levels of personal protective equipment
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Emergency care for hazardous materials exposure (3rd ed.)
The need for hazardous materials emergency response has grown with the increased use of chemicals and the threat of terrorism. Designed for both the EMS field provider and first receivers in the hospital setting, this important resource provides field recognition and management guidelines for hazardous materials exposures and associated medical emergencies, including emergency care of exposed and contaminated patients. The 3rd edition has been expanded to provide responders with the information necessary to identify the scene of a terrorist act involving the use of hazardous materials, as well as triage procedures for chemical exposure and the management of a mass casualty incident.
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Fire protection guide to hazardous materials (14th ed.)
Make informed decisions and save lives with the Fire Protection Guide to Hazardous Materials. Work safely with chemicals and respond effectively to fire, accidental releases, and other emergencies with the new Fire Protection Guide to Hazardous Materials. Get up-to-date facts on all types of chemicals, plus NFPA 30/OSHA classifications for flammable and combustible liquids. This Guide lets you reference the full texts of six NFPA documents: Hazardous chemicals data, Fire hazard properties of flammable liquids, gases, and volatile solids, Hazardous locations for liquids, gases and vapors including NEC groups, Hazardous chemical reactions, Hazards of materials for emergency response, including a new worksheet with completed examples of how to develop ratings.
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Chemical Protective Clothing Performance Index
Contains test data on 650 chemicals and mixtures with over 200 chemical protective clothing (CPC) models--gloves, suits, boots, visors, etc. Includes the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) numbering and naming system and contains results of permeation tests, including breakthrough times and variations in CPC performance.
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Jane's CBRN Response Handbook (4th ed.)
Janes CBRN Response Handbook combines that latest procedures and guidelines with detailed reference material to deliver a convenient guide that supports effective CBRN incident planning, control and management. An expansion of the highly popular Janes Chem-Bio Handbook the standard among first responders this manual has been developed in line with current best practices and is organized to facilitate usability in the field. Janes CBRN Response Handbook provides comprehensive single-source instruction for professional first responders and anyone involved in preparing for, responding to or managing a CBRN-related incident.
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CG ICS Site Safety Plan (SSP) checklists
OSHA. Various checklists for site safety plans
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Poisoning and drug overdose (6th ed.)
Poisoning & Drug Overdose, Sixth Edition delivers critical information on effective diagnosis and treatment of drug-related emergencies and chemical exposures. Divided into four sections, easily identified by dictionary-style tabs: Section I covers initial emergency management, including treatment of complications; physical and laboratory diagnosis; and decontamination and enhanced elimination procedures. Section II provides detailed information on 150 common drugs and poisons. Section III describes the use of antidotes and therapeutic drugs to treat poisoning. Section IV describes the medical management of chemical and occupational exposures, with a table of more than 500 industrial chemicals. Poisoning & Drug Overdose, Sixth Edition is enhanced by numerous tables, charts, and a comprehensive index featuring generic, chemical, and brand names, making it an essential resource for anyone responding to drug-related emergencies and chemical exposures.
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PDR guide to terrorism response
A step-by-guide for terrorism response, this work covers various forms of terrorist attack for all types of personnel. It contains in-depth information on biological and chemical agents; and provides basic response data on incendiary, explosive and nuclear attacks.
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Emergency handling of hazardous materials in surface transportation
Designed for first responders, this venerable publication continues to be one of the standards in the field of emergency response. It provides commodity specific descriptions and response information for all the US Department of Transportation listed hazardous materials and many specifically named chemicals transported under a generic DOT description. In addition, materials regulated only by Canada and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are included. Inside you will find: The basic properties of the chemicals, recommended methods for dealing with hazardous materials in the early stages of an emergency, a listing of emergency environmental mitigation procedure, First-aid information and suggested chemical compatible protective equipment for some of the commodities.
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Management of terrorist events involving radioactive material (NCRP Report No. 138)
Report No. 138 (2001) provides information and recommendations regarding the radiological health and safety issues related to the threat of terrorist activities involving radioactive material. The Report identifies, evaluates, and makes recommendations regarding immediate and long-term radiological consequence-management issues, communication and coordination challenges, and public information challenges associated with these emergencies. This Report also provides recommendations on training guidelines, critical resources, and guidelines for internal and external exposure, as well as decontamination and cleanup.
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Emergency action for chemical and biological warfare agents
In the real-life world of emergency response, nothing is more crucial to crisis personnel than quick and decisive action. D. Hank Ellison's Emergency Action for Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents tells police, paramedics, and firefighters just what actions to take in the event of a crisis involving hazardous materials. The book contains abridged versions of the class indices from Ellison's larger Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents. The indices deal with classes of agents (nerve, blister, etc.) instead of focusing on specific agents. Each index contains information on the toxicology/health impacts, physical characteristics, hazards from fire or reactivity, protection of personnel, and general first aid for that agent class. Designed to provide rapid access to critical emergency information at the scene of a release of chemical or biological warfare agents, this handy field guide is also ideal for facilitating the coordination with off-site personnel who have access to more comprehensive information in Ellison's larger Handbook. It differs from its larger companion, however, in that agent specific data, as well as information on evacuation distances, are listed in table format, making it the ideal tool for emergency responders deployed in the field.
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Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS)
Log-in Required (Free). Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS). UICDS keeps you better informed so you can make better decisions. UICDS is information sharing middleware for NIMS incident management that continuously receives and shares standardized data among many agencies during an incident. Your everyday application gets from UICDS exactly the data you need to use, visualize, process, improve, decide, and then share back through UICDS to keep everyone informed. Because UICDS is middleware, there is no new user interface to learn, no cost to obtain it, and you retain complete control over your data. You get notified when an agency has provided new or updated incident data and you share your data with whom you want instantaneously and in the background without any disruption to your operation
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