Handbook of Emergency Response to Toxic Chemical Releases

Handbook of Emergency Response to Toxic Chemical Releases

A Guide to Compliance

1st Edition - December 31, 1995

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  • Author: Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517481

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This handbook has been prepared as a working reference for the safety officer, the environmental engineer, and the consultant. For the safety officer, this handbook provides detailed guidelines and instructions in preparing Right-to-Know Reporting Audits, establishing programs and training employees on hazard awareness, and developing and implementing emergency response programs in the workplace and at off-site operations.For the environmental engineer, this handbook provides extensive technical data on toxic chemical properties and detailed instructional aid on how to properly prepare toxic chemical release inventory reporting.For the environmental consultant, an extensive overview of corrective action technologies is provided.


Safety officers, environmental engineers, and environmental consultants.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Emergency Response Basics and Hazards Awareness
    Section Overview
    First Responder
    Hazardous Materials Technician
    Hazardous Materials Specialist
    How Hazardous Material is Harmful to People
    Protective Clothing vs. Ordinary Clothing
    Selfcare Precautions for Victim Assistance
    Detecting Hazardous Materials Presence
    Incident Command System (ICS)
    2. Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Report
    Section Overview
    General Information
    How to Determine if Your Facility Must Submit EPA Form R
    Instructions for Completing EPA Form R
    Appendix A: Blank Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Reporting Form R
    Appendix B: Reporting Codes for EPA Form R
    Appendix C: Example of How a Hypothetical Facility Prepared Section 313 Reporting Form R
    Appendix D: Most Common Errors Found on Form R Reports
    Appendix E: Supplier Notification Requirements
    Appendix F: How to Determine Latitude and Longitude from Topographic Maps
    Appendix G: State Designated Section 313 Contacts
    Appendix H: Section 313 EPA Regional Contacts
    3. Corrective Action Technologies
    Section Overview
    List of Acronymns
    Engineering Overview of the Corrective Action Program
    Engineering Considerations in the Facility Investigation
    Containment Options
    Engineering Considerations for the Corrective Measures Study
    Technology Options for the Treatment of Wastes and Waste Streams
    Pretreatment and Post Treatment Options
    Engineering Considerations for Corrective Measures Implementation
    4. Employer's Guide to Community Right-to-Know Reporting
    Section Overview
    Environmental Hazardous Substance List
    List of Extremely Hazardous Substances and Their Threshold Planning Quantities
    Standard Industrial Classification Codes
    5. Computer Systems for Chemical Emergency Planning
    Section Overview
    Technical Guidance for Hazards Analysis
    Suggested Procedure for Evaluating Emergency Response Planning Software Applications
    Hazards Identification
    Vulnerability Analysis
    Risk Analysis
    Emergency Response Planning
    Identification of Regulatory Requirements
    List of Computer Applications and Systems of Potential Use Under SARA Title III

Product details

  • No. of pages: 325
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 1995
  • Published: December 31, 1995
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517481

About the Author

Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff

Affiliations and Expertise

United States Agency for International Development

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