HAZWOPER: First Responder Awareness. Course Number NSTC-08 Revised 8-2012. Introduction. Goal. To ensure participants can demonstrate the proper response to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances. Objectives. Participants will be able to:
To ensure participants can demonstrate the proper response to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances.
Participants will be able to:
OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.1200
The ERG is a guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the materials involved in an incident and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase.
ERG page 356
ERG pages 4, 6–7
Yellow Section — ID Number Index
Blue Section — Name of Material Index
Orange Section — Guide Number Index
Green Section — Initial Isolation and Protective Action Distances
ERG pages 6–7
Look up the 4-digit ID number 1219. What is this product and its guide number? What are its potential hazards?
Look up diesel fuel in the ERG and find its 3-digit guide number and 4-digit identification number. What are its potential hazards?
Look up ID number 1940. What is this product’s guide number and potential hazards?
Read the situation described in the ERG Exercise Handout and answer the questions by circling the correct answer.
When everyone has completed the exercise, discuss the correct answers.
28 CFR 1910.120
28 CFR 1910.120
US Department of Transportation
Office of Pipeline Safety Regulated
North Slope Pipelines
See back cover of the Environmental Field Handbook
Some crude oil may contain toxic hydrogen-sulfide (H2S).
Crude oil color can vary from yellow to black.
There is a fire danger.
Mineral oils and some diesel fuels
Highly Volatile Liquids (HVL)
HVL are comprised of products such as ethane, butane, propane, and natural gas liquids (NGL).
The vapors are heavier than air.
HVL burn very readily and may explode.
BP: Badami, Endicott, Milne Point, Northstar, Prudhoe Bay (Oil, NGL and Gas)
ConocoPhillips: Alpine Oil Pipeline, Arctic Heating Fuel Pipeline, Kuparuk Oil Pipeline, Oliktok NGL Pipeline
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company: Pump Station 1 Area of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System
*Exception: Colville River HDD Crossing
US DOT-regulated pipelines are located within 50–150 ft. state-regulated rights-of-way (ROW).*
Vehicle accidents require notification. Notification is required regardless of the individuals or operating area involved.
Report any accidents or leaks.
If a vehicle comes into contact with apipeline, turn off the ignition. Do not move the vehicle or introduce any sources of ignition.
The pipeline operators will take appropriate actions to protect the public and environment.
* Work activities may require advance notification to facilitate coordination with agency officials.
* BP ASH, page 7; ASH, page vii