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    Hazardous Materials Response

    Hazardous Materials Response
    We all learned during our basic EMT class that we should always park upwind from the accident scene in case there are hazardous materials involved. Now lets be honest, how many of us even think about parking upwind, or for that matter even know which way the wind is blowing when we leave the station? When responding to most accidents, we ...
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    The Case Against Chemical Flame Retardants

    Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame-retardants were recently shown to be present at very high levels in the blood and house dust of Californians, possibly because of a unique Californian law that requires furniture to be flame-resistant. These chemicals are garnering much interest as of late because of their 2006 op-ed article for The New York Times, “most fatal furniture fires are ...
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    Hazmat Video Training Series

     Hazmat Video Training Series
    This video training roundup is provided by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is an independent federal agency that investigates chemical accidents. The agency's board members are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of the chemical accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failures as well as ...
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    Hazardous Materials: What You Need to Know

    Chemicals are found everywhere. They purify drinking water, increase crop production, and simplify household chores. But chemicals also can be hazardous to humans or the environment if used or released improperly. Hazards can occur during production, storage, transportation, use, or disposal. You and your community are at risk if a chemical is used unsafely or released in harmful amounts into ...
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