Training

Keeping prepared in PA with Somerset County HazMat Team

The Somerset County Hazardous Materials Response Team 600 hosted the TEEX MGT-348 Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents at the Region 13/Hazmat Building on January 21st and 22nd, 2017. The class was comprised of 44 first responders representing 22 agencies. The two day course objectives were as follows: Explain how to apply the lessons learned from actual bomb incidents ...

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Buzz Blog: HAZMAT ON VACATION

“HAZMAT ON VACATION” Hello Fellow Hazmatters! Hello Fellow Hazmatters and welcome back to the Buzz Blog. As you may know from my previous blog that i was on a two week vacation to the Caribbean. I spent some of my time wondering about hazardous materials and where i might encounter them on my trip. I know pretty pathetic right?? Two ...

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CSB releases video for June 2013 Williams Olefins plant explosion

  HMN-The United States Chemical Safety Board has released findings on the 2013 Geismar, LA industrial accident at Williams Olefins.  The incident fatally injured two workers. The CSB also released a full report in October: http://www.csb.gov/mobile/williams-olefins-plant-explosion-and-fire-/      

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Tech Talk: Flaring Propane 101

Tech Talk: “Flaring Propane 101” Hazmat Nation has kicked off another “Tech Talk” segment sharing with hazmat teams and responders around the country. This training topic is from Firefighter Ronald D. Huffman, Senior Instructor/Owner of Responder Training, Inc. Flaring or the burning of propane through a flare stack is done for multiple reasons. When the propane industry needs to service a tank ...

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Help local nonprofits with 6 OSHA/HAZMAT Guidelines

HMN- Do you have nonprofit organizations that deal in hazardous materials in your response area? 6 OSHA/HAZMAT Communication Guidelines that will prepare them and help you preplan for an incident. According to The Nonprofit Times  a publication described as “The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management” here are the six things they need to know. Many nonprofit managers might find their work ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Benzene

Industrial fire

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Benzene Benzene exists heavily in our modern oil refining, as well as chemical refining processes.  The chemical itself is naturally found in crude oil,  and is also produced in certain processes in the gasoline refining process.  As responders we have a double threat to worry about, it’s health effects, and flammability.   Why are we making Benzene? ...

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Buzz Blog: The Part of your job you Hate

Kevin Ryan Buzz Blog

BUZZ BLOG THE PART OF YOUR JOB YOU HATE 1-13-17 Hello again Fellow Hazmatters and welcome back to the Buzz Blog. I have to start out by thanking all the members of the HazmatNation. My first blog on the tragedy in Amarillo, TX received over 6000 views as of this writing. I am totally overwhelmed by this number. The most ...

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Amarillo TX Incident – Buzz Blog

Aluminum Phosphide Response    I am sure we have all heard of the tragedy in Amarillo, TX by now. Four members of a family were killed by what is reported to be Phosphine gas. The gas was reported to be generated by Aluminum Phosphide tablets in use at the home. Aluminum Phosphide or even Magnesium Phosphide are the active ingredients ...

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HazMat Buzz Blog – In honor of Chief Buzzy Melton

HazMat Buzz Blog by Kevin Ryan Welcome Fellow Hazmatters to the Hazmat Buzz Blog on hazmatnation.com. This is the first of many entries I hope to make discussing everything hazmat. I want to start by explaining where the name for the blog came from. The blog is named in honor of Retired Baltimore City FD Battalion Chief Buzzy Melton. Chief ...

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Industrial Fire Training

Focus: Industrial Fire Training This week at HAZMATNation we are highlighting industrial fire brigades with a focus on Industrial Fire Training.   Floating roof tanks, how much do you know about them? Brush up with our article below! Roof Tanks H2S is a common refining hazard.  Do you know the important  facts? Find more at: Hydrogen Sulfide Ever wonder why ...

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