Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Life Cycle Management

Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Life Cycle Management: Corporate, Community, and Organizational Planning and Preparedness

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  • Identifies and defines the terms "hazardous material," "hazardous substance," and "hazardous waste"
  • Explore both U.S. and international HAZMAT regulations
  • Quantifies hazardous material, potential hazardous material, and hazardous waste streams associated with all phases of products or services for any identified entity
  • Examines the contradictory requirements in the three primary U.S. regulations regarding Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHT)
  • Outlines strategies to reduce use, risk, and liability while increasing recycling and reusability
  • Covers policy, authority and responsibility, coordinating compliance, waste minimization, proper handling, storage, transport, and waste disposal
  • Summary

    It is well known that fluorescent light bulbs and consumer appliances such as televisions, computers, and monitors contain mercury, dangerous chemicals, and other harmful components. The existing literature on hazardous materials addresses the risks attached to specific materials and emphasizes compliance and personal protective equipment (PPE)—but not the life cycle management of the materials that represent the hazards. A logistics treatment of the subject is needed to understand the underlying supply chain management principles and apply solutions to reduce overall use of hazardous materials.

    Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Life Cycle Management: Corporate, Community and Organizational Planning and Preparedness is organized into two thematic sections. Section I defines and classifies hazardous materials and covers the U.S. regulatory framework and standards governing the transport and use of such materials. Section II examines institutional and organizational program elements and provides guidelines for developing these programs to reduce liability and risk while lowering point-source pollution and total hazardous waste production.

    The logistics approach to hazardous materials yields exponential benefits in costs and the reduction or elimination of such materials. It limits organizational liability and, at the same time, reduces the costs associated with hazardous waste management and disposal. This book serves as an integrative reference offering a better understanding of hazardous materials use, life cycle management, consumption, and waste reduction at a holistic, strategic level.

    Table of Contents

    INTRODUCTION AND DEFINING THE KEY TERMS USED DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY
    Introduction, Background, Definitions, and Conversions
    Overview and Background
    The Difference Between a Consensus Standard and a Statutory Standard
    The International Transportation Hazard Classes
    Additional Definitions
    49 CFR Critical Definitions
    Conversions Numbers, Densities, and Math
    The International Regulatory Framework and Standards
    The UN Orange Book
    The IMO and the IMDGC
    The ICAO Technical Instructions and the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
    The ADR the RID and the ADN
    Harmonization and Standardization
    The U.S. Regulatory Framework and Standards
    An Overview of the Higher-Level Relationships in Government and Law
    FEDSTD 313 and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (the FAR)
    Transportation as the Basic Framework for the Text
    49 CFR
    40 CFR
    29 CFR
    10 CFR, 13 CFR, 23 CFR, 46 CFR, and Other Applicable US Laws/Regulations
    NIOSH, OSHA, EPA, PHMSA, MSA, and Other Specific Federal Organizations Involved
    ANSI, ISO, NFPA, ACGIH, NIST, and Other Standard-Setting Organizations
    The Emergency Response Guide (ERG)
    How to Use the Emergency Response Guide
    DEVELOPING PROGRAMS FOR BROAD SECTORS
    Private Business Issues Challenges Opportunities and Solutions
    An Initial Framework for Further Discussion
    Recognizing Defined and Undefined Hazardous Materials as Material Streams and Hazardous Waste Streams
    Risk Threat and Vulnerability
    Liability Issues
    Mitigation, Minimization, and Prevention Strategies
    Stakeholder Identification
    National, Tribal, State, and Local Government Considerations and Challenges
    A Framework for Further Discussion
    Recognizing Defined in Undefined Hazardous Materials, Hazardous Material Streams, and Waste Streams
    Risk and Vulnerability Assessment, Liability Issues Mitigation, Minimization and Prevention Strategies
    Stakeholder Identification
    Nonprofits and NGOs
    Recognizing Defined and Undefined Hazardous Material and Hazardous Waste Streams
    Defining Organizational Roles and Responsibilities
    Stakeholder Identification
    Putting It All Together
    Eliminating Silos and Stovepipes
    Effective Planning and Preparedness
    Developing Response and Emergency Action Plans
    Exercising Plans/Tabletops/Training
    APPENDICES
    Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
    A6 Key Elements from the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
    A7 Key Elements from 49 CFR
    A8 Key Elements from 40 CFR
    A9 Key Elements from 29 CFR
    INDEX

    Author Bio(s)

    Robert Jaffin is Adjunct Faculty with American Military University.

     
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