Hazmatology: Standard of Care and Hazmat Planning

1st Edition

Robert A. Burke

CRC Press
November 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 384 Pages - 147 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138316768 - CAT# K391380

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Written by a hazardous materials consultant with over 40 years of experience in emergency services, the five-volume Handbook of 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.

Emergency responders are bound to a Standard of Care for response to hazardous materials incidents, based on federal law, regulations, and consensus standards. Volume Two, Hazmatology: Standard of Care and Hazmat Planning, presents the hazardous materials legal issues and background on the Hazmat Standard of Care, including incidents where Care was violated and the repercussions felt.


  • Uses a scientific approach utilizing analysis of previous incidents
  • Suggests guidance in developing plans for hazmat response
  • Provides an exploration of laws, regulations and standards
  • Outlines the elements of Standard of Care response
  • Includes case studies and in-depth history of Standard of Care response


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