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Site Control and Accepted Safety Practices. Hazmat Industry Technician. Hazwoper Regulation Requirements. Coordinate operations through ICS One individual in charge. Incident Commander Responsibilities. ID all hazards Hazardous substances Site hazards May have been done in ERP.

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hazwoper regulation requirements
Hazwoper Regulation Requirements
  • Coordinate operations through ICS
  • One individual in charge
incident commander responsibilities
Incident Commander Responsibilities
  • ID all hazards
    • Hazardous substances
    • Site hazards
  • May have been done in ERP
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Incident Commander Responsibilities
  • Implement “appropriate” operations
  • Assure the use of proper PPE
    • May be specified in ERP
incident commander responsibilities3
Incident Commander Responsibilities
  • Limit number of personnel on site
  • Use buddy system
    • In exclusion zone
incident commander responsibilities4
Incident Commander Responsibilities
  • Ensure standby EMS is available
incident commander responsibilities5
Incident Commander Responsibilities
  • Designate a “safety official”
    • Knowledge of operations & product involved
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Incident Commander Responsibilities
  • Implement appropriate decontamination
hazwoper and ppe
Hazwoper and PPE
  • PPE requirements designed to protect you
  • OSHA requirements general not specific
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Hazwoper and PPE
  • Must use SCBA when conditions
    • Create IDLH condition
    • Impair ability to escape
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Hazwoper and PPE
  • Must use fully encapsulated suits when
    • Skin absorption hazard present
      • May cause IDLH condition
      • Impair ability to escape
hazwoper and ppe3
Hazwoper and PPE
  • Purpose: reduce exposure
  • No one-size-fits-all
  • No all-hazard suits or gloves
  • There are no BLEVE suits
nfpa requirements
NFPA Requirements
  • OSHA Regulation – Law
  • NFPA consensus standards – Recommendations
    • OSHA reg refers to NFPA standards
    • Recommends following them
nfpa standards hazmat
NFPA Standards & Hazmat
  • NFPA 472 – training recommendations
  • NFPA 1991 – vapor protective suits
  • NFPA 1992 – Splash-protective suits
nfpa recommendations
NFPA Recommendations
  • Maintain personnel accountability
  • Write Incident Action Plan (IAP)
  • Team should have adequate communications
  • Implement control zones
site safety plan requirements
Site Safety Plan Requirements
  • Site Safety Plan (SSP) notrequired
  • OSHA recommendsusing one
  • So what should you do?
ssp and erp
SSP and ERP
  • Site Safety Plan is included in ERP
  • Emergency response may require additional forms and/or incident-specific info
plan should address
Plan Should Address
  • Safety, health and hazard analysis
  • Employee training requirements
  • PPE
plan should address1
Plan Should Address
  • Medical surveillance
  • Monitoring – frequency and type
  • Site control measures
plan should address2
Plan Should Address
  • Decon procedures
  • Confined space entry procedures
  • Spill containment
ssp and erp1
SSP and ERP
  • Plan is designed to protect you
  • Incident may require additional plan info
  • Should be part of incident briefing
facility standard safety practices
Facility Standard Safety Practices
  • Site policies will be in ERP
  • Instructor will discuss guidelines
so aso hm and entry briefings
SO, ASO-HM and Entry Briefings
  • OSHA requires a Safety Officer
    • Must be knowledgeable in operations
    • Must be able to ID hazards
    • Has authority to suspend operations
assistant safety officer hm
Assistant Safety Officer - HM
  • Focuses on hazmat issues
  • Reports to incident safety officer
  • Coordinates with hazmat group
duties of aso hm
Duties of ASO-HM
  • Select PPE
  • Prepare SSP
  • Complete medical-related paperwork
aso and entry briefings
ASO and Entry Briefings
  • ASO-HM will ID and assess hazards
  • Will make recommendations for hazard control
  • Info passed to you in Entry Briefings
typical hazards all emergencies
Typical Hazards (All Emergencies)
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Heat-related illness
typical hazards hazmat
Typical Hazards – Hazmat
  • Confined spaces
  • Hazardous atmospheres
  • Damaged equipment/structures
  • Environmental hazards
  • Fire/Explosion hazards
entry briefing
Entry Briefing
  • Verbal briefing using SSP as template/checklist
  • SSP given to responders
entry briefing contents
Entry Briefing Contents
  • Entry objectives
  • Site hazards
  • Personnel assignments & responsibilities
  • PPE required
  • Emergency procedures
safety hazards of ppe
Safety Hazards of PPE
  • Limited visibility
  • Reduced dexterity
  • Claustrophobia
  • Restricted movement
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Safety Hazards of PPE
  • Heat-related illness
ppe and heat stress
PPE and Heat Stress
  • CPC interferes with body’s cooling mechanisms
cpc a hazardous environment
CPC a Hazardous Environment
  • Core body temperature will increase!
    • Increasing body temp causes heat stress
    • Heat stress can lead to heat-related illness
heat related illness
Heat-Related Illness
  • Heat Edema
  • Heat Rash
  • Heat Cramps
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Heat Stroke
preventing heat stress
Preventing Heat Stress
  • Water
  • Shade
  • Training
avoiding heat stress in hazmat
Avoiding Heat Stress in Hazmat
  • Reduce physical demands
  • Increase break times
    • Number and frequency
  • Adjust work times
  • Ensure adequate rehab
so and heat stress
SO and Heat Stress
  • SO monitors & enforces fluid replacement
    • Thirst is not a reliable indicator of dehydration
heat stress medical monitoring
Heat Stress & Medical Monitoring
  • SO ensures it’s done
  • Will monitor vital signs
    • Heart rate
    • Body temperature
    • Blood Pressure
  • ERP will specify procedures to follow
medical monitoring guides
Medical Monitoring Guides
  • ERP will specify action levels for vitals
    • (i.e. When you have to take the suit off)
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