Synopses & Reviews
This handbook has been prepared as a working reference for the safety officer, the environmental engineer, and the consultant.
For the safety officer, this handbook provides detailed guidelines and instructions in preparing Right-to-Know Reporting Audits, establishing programs and training employees on hazard awareness, and developing and implementing emergency response programs in the workplace and at off-site operations.
For the environmental engineer, this handbook provides extensive technical data on toxic chemical properties and detailed instructional aid on how to properly prepare toxic chemical release inventory reporting.
For the environmental consultant, an extensive overview of corrective action technologies is provided.
This handbook has been prepared as a working reference for the safety officer, the environmental engineer and the consultant. For the safety officer, this handbook provides detailed guidelines and instructions in preparing Right-to-Know Reporting Audits, establishing programs and training employees on hazard awareness, and developing and implementing emergency response programs in the workplace and at off-site operations.
For the environmental engineer, this handbook provides extensive technical data on t
About the Author
Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff heads the Industrial Waste Management Program to eastern Ukraine under the United States Agency for International Development. He has nearly twenty years of industry and applied research experience in polymers, petrochemicals, and environmental and energy management in the heavy manufacturing and processing industries. Among his experience includes nearly thirteen years as product development manager and specialist for Exxon Chemical Company's elastomers product lines, and he actively provides consulting for private industry in the polymer technology areas. He has contributed extensively to the industrial press by having authored, co-authored or edited over 100 reference books and numerous articles. Dr. Cheremisinoff received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, New York.
Table of Contents
I. Emergency Response Basics and Hazards Awareness
First Responder | Hazardous Materials Technician | Hazardous Materials Specialist | Definitions | How Hazardous Material is Harmful to People | Protective Clothing vs. Ordinary Clothing | Self-care Precautions for Victim Assistance | Detecting Hazardous Materials Presence | Definitions | Isolation/Evacuation | Incident Command System (ICS)
II. Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Report
General Information | How to Determine if Your Facility Must Submit EPA Form R | Instructions for Completing EPA Form R
Appendix A-Blank Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Reporting Form R
Appendix B-Reporting Codes for EPA Form R
Appendix C-Example of How a Hypothetical Facility Prepared Section 313 | Reporting Form R
Appendix D-Most Common Errors Found on Form R Reports
Appendix E-Supplier Notification Requirements
Appendix F-How to Determine Latitude and Longitude from Topographic Maps
Appendix G-State Designated Section 313 Contacts
Appendix H-Section 313 EPA Regional Contacts
III. Corrective Action Technologies
Overview | List of Acronymns | Engineering Overview of the Corrective Action Program | Engineering Considerations in the Facility Investigation | Containment Options | Engineering Considerations for the Corrective Measures Study | Technology Options for the Treatment of Wastes and Waste Streams | Pretreatment and Post-Treatment Options | Engineering Considerations for Corrective Measures Implementation
IV. Employer's Guide to Community Right-to-Know Reporting
Environmental Hazardous Substance List | List of Extremely Hazardous Substances and Their Threshold Planning Quantities | Standard Industrial Classification Codes
V. Computer Systems for Chemical Emergency Planning
Technical Guidance for Hazards Analysis | Suggested Procedure for Evaluating Emergency Response Planning Soft-ware Applications | Hazards Identification | Vulnerability Analysis | Risk Analysis | Emergency Response Planning | Identification of Regulatory Requirements | List of Computer Applications and Systems of Potential Use Under SARA Title III