Training

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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Industrial Fire Quiz ‘The Basics’

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Industrial Fire Quiz An Industrial Fire Quiz designed to help you improve your game and stay safe. Industrial Fire is unique and definitely requires special skills. As HazMatters we have many dangers to face. Many of us have Industrial Fire facilities in our first in. Find the answers the articles on Industrial Fire in HazMatNation.com.  This is the first in a ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Pipe Fittings

  Industrial Fire Familiarization: Pipe Fittings   As industrial fire professionals, it is important for us to understand our process we protect.  One of the most common ways to transport materials in our plants and refineries, is through sometimes elaborate systems of piping.   Pipe itself can be made of many different materials.  Some of them being common fiberglass or ...

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LAB-ID.net HazMat Lab Identification App

lab-id.net

LAB-ID.NET As mentioned on Episode 47 of THMG Roundtable here is the information on the new App by Todd Burton! Have you ever responded to a hazmat lab and couldn’t figure out what they were making? For Todd Burton, this question came up on several occasions so he decided to make it easier on himself and help others by developing ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Spherical Tanks

  HMN-Spherical tanks are a staple in modern LPG storage.  Their spherical shape makes them easy to spot, and for us, should make it easy to assume general hazards associated with the product inside.   What’s inside? Spherical tanks are designed so because they generally hold pressurized gases kept in liquid form. The pressures are generally higher than 15 psi, ...

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