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Toxic Industrial Material (TIM) Hazards & MNF SOP Consequence Management (CM) Annex. 12 June 2007. CBRN-TIM Definition.
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Toxic Industrial Material (TIM) Hazards & MNF SOP Consequence Management (CM) Annex 12 June 2007
CBRN-TIM Definition The term CBRN is replacing the out-dated NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) acronym in many countries and can be said to be a synonym for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). C – Chemical B – Biological R – Radiological N – Nuclear Refers to any substance that in a given quantity produces a toxic/harmful effect in exposed personnel through inhalation, ingestion, or absorption or other physical contact. TIM, or Toxic Industrial Materials, refers to any substance that in a given quantity produces a toxic/harmful effect in exposed personnel through inhalation, ingestion, or absorption or other physical contact. TIM – Toxic Industrial Materials
TIM Examples • Used in Manufacturing of • Chemicals • Polymers • Pharmaceuticals • Food & Beverages • Electricity • Refining oil • Natural gas processing • Biochemicals
TIM Examples • Industrial Waste Products • Water Treatment • Behentrimonium chloride • Ferric chloride • Chem/Hazardous Waste • Chlorine • Hydrogen Cyanide • Phosgene • Etc . . .
TIM Accidents Even with the best infrastructure, accidents and mishaps can occur . . . …and during a natural disaster, safety systems can be compromised
TIM Accidents A TIM catastrophe can have serious consequences
Consequence Management (CM) While measures to prevent an accident may fail, actions can be taken to mitigate the effects of a TIM incident This is called Consequence Management
MNF SOP and CM • CM Annex located in Volume 3 of MNF SOP • Provides guidance on • Planning • Lines of Operation • Assumptions & Considerations • Responses & Actions • Security • Integration with current HA/DR mission
Conclusion • TIM Accidents - like Natural Disasters - may come with no warning & have dire consequences on the local population • The MNF SOP Annex for Consequence Management provides guidance to achieve MPAT’s objectives to: • Improve Speed of Multinational Crisis Response • Improve Multinational Force Interoperability • Increase CTF Mission Effectiveness • Unity of Effort