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 Definitions How Hazardous Material is Harmful to People Protective Clothing vs. Ordinary Clothing Selfcare Precautions for Victim Assistance Detecting Hazardous Materials Presence Definitions Isolation/Evacuation 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


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William Andrew
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About the author

Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff

Affiliations and Expertise

United States Agency for International Development