HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AWARENESS 2017-2018 Stephen L. Higgins, FO-II, EMT-P, I/C Scarborough Fire Department Hazardous Materials Awareness Level OSHA 1910.120(g)(6)(i) First responders at the awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities
of the release. They would take no further action beyond notifying the authorities of the release. Scarborough Fire Department 2 Training Objectives (1 of 3) The responder shall have an understanding of what hazardous substances are and the risks associated with them in an incident.
The responder shall have an understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present Scarborough Fire Department 3 Training Objectives (2 of 3)
The responder shall have the ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency. The responder shall be able to identify the hazardous substances, if possible. Scarborough Fire Department 4 Training Objectives (3 of 3)
The responder shall have an understanding of their role in the emergency response including site security and control and the use of the U.S. D.O.T Emergency Response Guidebook. The responder shall have the ability to realize the need for additional resources, and to make the appropriate notifications to the communication center. Scarborough Fire Department 5
Hazardous Substances Dangerous goods, also called hazardous materials or Haz. Mat., are solids, liquids, or gases that can harm people, other living organisms Scarborough Fire Department 6 Dangers of Hazardous
Substances Contamination Illness Injury Death Long Lasting Environmental Effects Decomposition Chemical Degloving from Sulfuric Acid Exposure
Scarborough Fire Department 7 Haz. Mat. Identification Visual Cues NFPA 704 Placards SDS Shipping Papers Scarborough Fire Department 8 NFPA 704
(OXY Oxidizer / ACID Acid / ALK Alkali / COR Corrosive) Scarborough Fire Department 9 Placards Scarborough Fire Department 10 ERG and Shipping Papers The 2016 ERG has a
special section (inside the front cover) that specifically covers shipping papers. Scarborough Fire Department 11 Emergency Response Guidebook Use during initial phase of incident 5 Sections Yellow Blue
Orange Green White Scarborough Fire Department 12 Summary of changes to the 2016 ERG
Replaced written instructions on page 1 with a flow chart to show how to use the 2016 ERG Expanded Table of Placards and updated title to Table of Markings, Labels, and Placards and Initial Response Guide to Use on Scene Expanded Rail Car Identification Chart and Road Trailer Identification Chart to two pages each Updated Table 1 and Table 3 based on new TIH data and reactivity research Updated pipeline emergency response information Added information about Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) markings (p. 14-15) Added all new dangerous goods/hazardous materials listed in UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods to 19th Revised Edition
Added information on Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAP) applicable in Canada Scarborough Fire Department 13 The White Section Shipping Papers A Down and Dirty How To guide
Emergency Response Steps Introduction to using the Placards Table Scarborough Fire Department 14 Placards Table Scarborough Fire Department 15 Tanks and Trailers Table
Scarborough Fire Department 16 Global Harmonized System (2016 New Addition) Pages 14-15 Scarborough Fire Department 17 Intermodal Container Labeling Pages 16 19 are dedicated to
Intermodal Containers Intermodal container use for hazardous materials transportation is up 42% from 2006 to 2011 Scarborough Fire Department 18 Pipeline Transportation
Pages 20 25 are dedicated to Pipeline based emergency response and identification. Scarborough Fire Department 19 Yellow Bordered Pages YELLOW Section is Listed in order of UN number
GREEN Highlights = If no fire, go to GREEN section Scarborough Fire Department 20 Blue Bordered Pages BLUE Section is Listed in alphabetical order of the chemical name GREEN Highlights = If no fire, go to
GREEN section Scarborough Fire Department 21 Orange Bordered Pages 2 Page Section Sections designed for ease of use Guide Scarborough Fire Department 22
Green Bordered Pages Green Section is distance references Table 1 Initial Isolation and Protection Table 2 Water Reactive Materials Table 3 Isolation of TIH
Gases Scarborough Fire Department 23 White Reference Section The White Pages The instructions Size Up information Definitions BLEVE Table ( Page 369) CBRNE Information (Page 370) Contact Information (Page 390) Scarborough Fire Department
24 THE EXAM Scarborough Fire Department 25 QUESTION 1 - PLACARDS WHAT COLOR SECTION WOULD YOU USE TO IDENTIFY THIS PRODUCT?
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE PRODUCT? WHAT ORANGE GUIDE NUMBER DO YOU USE FOR THIS PRODUCT? Scarborough Fire Department 26 QUESTION 2 NFPA 704 HEALTH
B. FIRE C. SPECIAL HAZARDS D. REACTIVITY RED 2. BLUE 3. YELLOW 4. WHITE A. 1. MATCH THE COLOR WITH THE CORRESPONDING TITLE Scarborough Fire Department
27 QUESTION 3 PRODUCT NAMES WHAT COLOR SECTION WOULD YOU USE TO IDENTIFY THIS PRODUCT? WHAT IS THE UN NUMBER?
WHAT ORANGE GUIDE NUMBER DO YOU USE FOR THIS PRODUCT? Scarborough Fire Department 28 QUESTION 4 - TANKS WHAT COLOR SECTION WOULD YOU USE TO IDENTIFY THIS PRODUCT?
WHAT PAGE NUMBER DID YOU FIND THE INFORMATION FOR THIS PRODUCT? WHAT ORANGE GUIDE NUMBER DO YOU USE FOR THIS PRODUCT? Scarborough Fire Department 29
QUESTION 5 INTERMOD WHAT COLOR SECTION WOULD YOU USE TO IDENTIFY THIS PRODUCT? WHAT PAGE NUMBER DID YOU FIND THE INFORMATION FOR THIS PRODUCT? WHAT
DOES THE 33 MEAN? WHAT IS THE PRODUCT NAME? Scarborough Fire Department 30
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