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Main Title Emergency characterization of unknown materials /
Author Houghton, Rick.
Publisher CRC Press,
Year Published 2008
Report Number 2007025437
OCLC Number 145431741
ISBN 9780849379680; 0849379687
Subjects Hazardous substances--Accidents--Management--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Hazardous substances--Safety measures--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Materials--Testing--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Emergencies. ; Safety Management--methods. ; Emergency Responders.
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EOBM  T55.3.H3H673 2008 NEIC Library/Denver,CO 07/12/2010
Collation xvii, 305 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Terms and definitions -- Hazards -- Detection technology -- Strategies for characterizing unknown materials. Written for emergency workers and others responsible for the safe response to and management of unknown hazardous materials, Emergency Characterization of Unknown Materials provides readily applicable strategies for implementing a fluid concept of risk analysis based on hazard characterization in emergency situations where definitive identification of the material may be impractical or impossible. Using a hands-on approach, the author discusses strategies to identify threats and vulnerabilities, ascertain exposure, and reduce or eliminate impact. He looks at types of hazards presented by chemical compounds and mixtures, radiation sources, weapons of mass destruction, illegal drugs, explosive substances, biological hazards, and other material and discusses the merits of approximately 63 portable detection technologies. - Publisher.