Tools and Equipment

MnDOT Considering Drones to Help with Minn. Bridge Inspections

Source: ABC 5 Updated: 09/28/2015 6:12 PM Created: 09/28/2015 5:33 PM KSTP.com By: Ellen Galles Engineers at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) are testing to see if drones could be safer and cheaper for some types of bridge inspections. Drones can collect still photos and video through GPS coordinates. Those images help engineers look for corrosion, cracks or anything ...

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Friday Fun – It looks so easy from here.

Throw on a level A suit and simple tasks become, well, not so simple. Only a hazmatter would understand. The Leak Prop

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Realistic Emergency Response HazMat Training

HazSim used in Phoenix Drill

The HazSim system is used across the U.S. to train HazMat Emergency First Responders, HazWoper, Confined Space, and Chemical Awareness. Their website is www.hazsim.com   HazSim HazMat Simulator

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Seeing is believing – LAPD HMU gets close look in the HotZone

  The Los Angeles Police Department’s Hazardous Materials Unit (HMU) is a highly specialized team consisting of police officers from varying Los Angeles Police Department backgrounds.  The team is comprised of seven Hazmat Specialist Officers (HSO) and is headed by an Officer-in-Charge (OIC) sergeant.  The HMU is an integral component of the LAPD’s Counter-Terrorism response capability, specializing in Weapons of Mass ...

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Chem Suicide Training using realistic scenarios and real meter readings – via HazSim

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CSB releases safety video on ammonia release

From CSB: Washington – The Chemical Safety Board has produced a seven-minute video to help employers prevent potentially deadly anhydrous ammonia incidents. The agency produced the video after investigating a release of more than 32,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia at Millard Refrigerated Services in Theodore, AL, in 2010. More than 150 offsite workers were exposed to the chemical and 32 ...

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Confined Space Rescue “ Case Study“ Part 3

Editors Note:  This is Part 3 of a multipart series of training points learned from an actual incident.   Click here for Part 1, and here for Part 2 of article, above is video of incident.  We start this article with a review and key points to consider.   On August 25, 2014 a worker entered a 3×3 entrance to ...

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HazMat Situational Awareness – Making sense of scent

It is not that we as hazmatters want to smell a chemical agent but that we as professionals better know what it smells like. Besides PPE problems such as suit breakthrough or poorly fitting mask another good reason to have an idea of the scents that are associated with the bad stuff is the valuable information we receive from our ...

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Hazmat response vehicle approved for Prescott – The Prescott Daily Courier – Prescott, Arizona

http://dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=139705

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