Common Sense Emergency Response

1st Edition

Robert A. Burke

CRC Press
January 23, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 384 Pages - 164 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138316782 - CAT# K391382

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Written by a hazardous materials consultant with over 40 years of experience in emergency services, the five-volume Hazmatology: The Science of Hazardous Materials, suggests a new approach dealing with the most common aspects of hazardous materials, containers, and the affected environment. It focuses on innovations in decontamination, monitoring instruments, personal protective equipment in a scientific way utilizing common sense, and takes a risk-benefit approach to hazardous material response. This set provides the reader with a hazardous materials "Tool Box" and a guide for learning which tools to use under what circumstances.

Options for stabilization can very widely depending on the scope and size of the incident and the hazards involved. Volume Four, Common Sense Emergency Response, covers this process and includes science and risk analysis and the part it plays in a successful outcome of the stabilization portion of the response.


  • Offers a risk-benefit approach based upon science and history
  • Provides an exploration of current research
  • Outlines a systematic approach based on science and risk management
  • Includes hazmat case studies
  • Focuses on common sense utilization of hazmat tool box


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