Summary and Info
Updated to the 2007 Edition of NFPA standard 472, this Second Edition explains technical terminology and hazard information in an easy-to-understand manner. The key component to safely responding to HazMat incidents is the appropriate use of detection devices, and this book provides HazMat teams with a thorough guide to effective air monitoring in emergency response situations. Each type of air monitoring device available for emergency services is described in detail, including newer devices recently released on the market. Experienced-based case studies and explanations for the operation of various types of devices make this how-to guide a necessity for emergency responders. Content: Front Matter • Preface • Table of Contents 1. Role of Air Monitoring in Hazmat Response 2. Identifying the Corrosive Risk 3. Oxygen Level Determination 4. Flammable Gas Detection 5. Toxic Gas Sensors 6. Ionizing Detection Units 7. Colorimetric Sampling 8. Radiation Detection 9. Other Detection Devices 10. Terrorism Agent Detection 11. Tactical Use of Air Monitors 12. Response to Sick Buildings Appendices • Glossary • Acronyms Index • pH Wide Stick
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